Tag Archives: Mountain West Conference

Boise State Ramping Up Ballpark Project (with Blue Turf?), Return of Baseball

Gary Van Tol, Boise State’s baseball coach, would love to see blue turf at the new baseball stadium.  He’s even looking at dirt that has an orange tint to really drive home the university’s signature branding.  Plans are being drawn up for the facility and the first players will be arriving on campus this fall.  Read more here.

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Boise State Takes Next Baseball Steps

Boise State University on Tuesday officially announced Van Tol as their first baseball coach since disbanding the sport in 1980.  He inherits extra challenges as the Mountain West Conference member tries to found a program in time for the 2020 season, including building a stadium, fundraising, hiring a coaching staff, setting a schedule, and recruiting.  It sounds like a unique-colored ballpark turf is an option.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Boise State Picks Location for Ballpark

Boise State plans to build a ballpark for its added baseball program north of the intersection of Beacon Street and Grant Avenue.  The university announced late last month it was withdrawing from the effort to build a Downtown Boise baseball stadium that would house the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League).  That effort continues without the Broncos.  Read more and view location here.

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Boise State Baseball, Soccer Won’t Share Hawks New Ballpark

Boise State University announced that it will have no involvement in a proposed Downtown Boise stadium, deciding instead to build its own stadium on or near campus.  Read more here.  Read more thoughts here.

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Debating the Proposed New Ballpark in Boise, Comparisons to Fort Wayne

As previously reported, the managing partner of the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) is poised to buy 11 acres in Downtown Boise (ID), part of which he would donate to the city for the construction of a 5,000-seat, multisport stadium and event center.  The stadium would be the new home for the Hawks, revived Boise State baseball, and a soccer team.  Read more here.

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Boise State Talks to Media About Return of Baseball, New Ballpark

For the first time since the downtown stadium proposal has gone mainstream, Boise State is publicly showing support for it as a home to their soccer and baseball teams.  Read more and watch new report here.

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Aztecs Unveil Remodeled Clubhouse

San Diego University Aztecs LogoSan Diego State University unveiled the Aztec’s renovated clubhouse at Tony Gwynn Stadium last week.  It’s not quite the Taj Mahal of baseball locker rooms, but as junior second basemen Tim Zier stated, “it’s so clean and professional-looking.”  Read more hereView photo gallery here.

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