there are a lot of things going on in the Boise sports world right now, and i thought it'd be fun to create a thread that tracks all the news and updates for the Treasure Valley's larger sports venues.
here's a starter list. please feel free to add to this list, because i'm sure i'm missing some!
Bronco Stadium (football, capacity: 38,000)
-- SEZ/NEZ expansion and the new football facility is under construction! future plans will increase stadium capacity over 55,000.
Taco Bell Arena (basketball, capacity: 12,500)
-- new locker rooms/offices currently under construction. i've heard rumors of additional future improvements, but nothing concrete.
CenturyLink Arena (multi-use, capacity: 5,000)
-- continues to be the home to the Idaho Steelheads ECHL hockey team and Idaho Stampede NBADL team.
Idaho Center (multi-use, capacity: 10,000)
-- haven't heard any big news lately regarding the IC.
Memorial Stadium (baseball, capacity: 3,500)
-- city and owners are searching for a new home for the Hawks. currently facility is outdated. last i heard, the city was researching a potential multi-use facility for the Hawks and other events. possible locations: Meridian, Boise on 30th.
Meridian Speedway (racing, capacity unknown)
-- no updates. many have surmised that the speedway is eventually doomed as Meridian continues to grow around it.
Firebird Raceway (drag racing, capacity unknown)
-- no updates.
Les Bois Park (horse racing, capacity 5,000; max of 7,800)
-- new owners with upgrade facilities. i've updated the capacity based on stories in the news.
Donna Larson Park (multi use track/football/soccer, capacity 5,000; softball field, capacity TBD)
-- under construction; will be complete this summer! football field turf has already been installed -- and yes, the field is green.
War Eagle Speedway (racing, multiple tracks; capacity 100,000)
-- proposed a few years ago between Boise and Mountain Home, this was to be a first-class facility that could hold everything from NASCAR races to F1 and off-road. no updates since the economy went south; may be dead. here's a link from four years ago with information:
anything i missed?