Originally Posted by boisecynic
Sweet! Good for Boise and BSU. But something no one has mentioned. How are they going to get another 20,000 in and out of the area? What about parking? Time to widen the Broadway bridge?
I tried riding the shuttle bus to the game from downtown once. It was already full when it got to 10th St location where I was waiting.
I think downtown would be able to handle a significant percentage of the additional fans for parking since most of the games are on Saturday or late in the evening. Downtown employs 40,000 people, most of whom drive alone, whereas people typically go to games with numerous people so the numbers somewhat work out. Due to 9th, Myrtle, and Front having so many lanes they could make a designated bus lane on game days that looped to Broadway and back. Broadway is definitely where things get ugly though and people would still need to walk a bit, but that could probably be improved with further thought. Should the offices along ParkCenter Blvd desire, utilizing all the parking lots along there would be a good option too.