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Old Posted Aug 26, 2010, 1:11 AM
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That's awesome that there will be TWO law schools, and TWO grocery stores going in. SO exciting!!!
I noticed scaffolding on the Idaho side of the Capitol Terrace building. What's going on there?
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Old Posted Aug 28, 2010, 5:31 AM
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BSU Stadium Expansion!

Boise State unveils Bronco Stadium master plan with 53,000 seats

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatemsan.com

Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier on Friday unveiled a master plan for Bronco Stadium that eventually would increase capacity to 53,000 seats and likely cost more than $100 million.

However, the school doesn't have a timeline for the project — which would come in phases and include a new football training room/equipment room/locker room/office complex — and hasn't raised any money yet.

The plan includes lowering the field to put a new bowl of seats at field level, two seating expansions and the football facility in the north end zone, club seats and a new concourse on the east side and horseshoeing the south end. The current capacity is 33,500.

The north end has become the preferred expansion end because of the difficulty of building on the south end, where the current football facilities are, Bleymaier said.

The first step is to raise $2.5 million to complete Dona Larsen Park, the new track and high school football complex.

Bleymaier and football coach Chris Petersen emphasized the importance of this project for the future of the program.

About 550 boosters are set to listen to the stadium presentation Friday night.

"Our plea tonight is we need to get this done ASAP," Bleymaier said. "We're moving into the Mountain West. We've raised the bar. We're in tall company right now. If we want to stay in the Top 10 in the country, we've got to fill in the gaps. Right now we're an outlier — plain and simple.



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No timetable set, but that is one impressive looking stadium. With Kustra and Bleymaier at the helm, I expect this to get done. The boosters will come through just like they did the skybox. This will be a very impressive for the University as well as the City. Lets get this project funded and underway!!
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Old Posted Aug 28, 2010, 6:40 PM
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I'm more than excited to see the expansion but I'm not too huge on the design. It doesn't flow well at all in my opinion.
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Old Posted Aug 28, 2010, 7:08 PM
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It doesn't flow very well now but maybe in the looooong-term, future expansion will continue off of this design, particularly if the east side stands were rebuilt. They have to start somewhere if it is ever their intent to make this the mecca of college football.

Also, because it's a standalone structure, it looks like an awesome place to have outdoor concerts.
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Old Posted Aug 28, 2010, 8:01 PM
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What happened to the U?? I thought the U shape was a great deal cheaper too.. That north end structure does doesn't cut it without those curves to complement the south side... Plus it blocks the view of the mountains..

The better and cheaper way.... For now at least.
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Old Posted Aug 28, 2010, 11:24 PM
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What's funny is the article even says that in the plans are horseshoeing the south end zone. However, it shows nothing of it in the drawings. Only that they are preferring the North end zone.

I just think it makes everything look so detached from each other. How about incorporating some flow? Even the lower seats they make look like a different lower section.

I am more than happy that this program is growing and this stadium is being addressed, I just think they could come up with something better.
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I don't mind the design at all, even if it doesn't flow. The sharp edges are better on this than on other projects I've seen before. Too bad they didn't include a parking garage attached to it or close by at least.
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Old Posted Aug 29, 2010, 12:15 AM
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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.
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What's funny is the article even says that in the plans are horseshoeing the south end zone. However, it shows nothing of it in the drawings. Only that they are preferring the North end zone.

I just think it makes everything look so detached from each other. How about incorporating some flow? Even the lower seats they make look like a different lower section.

I am more than happy that this program is growing and this stadium is being addressed, I just think they could come up with something better.
Yes... My belief however is that their project is unrealistic... What they should focus on is the horseshoe for now (the cheaper approach first) and then move on to the bigger stuff. In the article, it seems they wanted to focus on the north end first and then focus on the horseshoe last.

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...of-dreams.html

The economy is still very weak... Therefore go for the easy first, then the more complicated last. That is how you will get people to buy into it...
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I don't mind the design at all, even if it doesn't flow. The sharp edges are better on this than on other projects I've seen before. Too bad they didn't include a parking garage attached to it or close by at least.
I agree, the stands are still symmetrical looking north and south and look good in my opinion. It actually kind of gives the stadium a throwback baseball field feel to it as opposed to the cookie cutter stadiums of the 60's. Granted it's not a baseball field but it gives off that vibe to me which has been very successful as of late.
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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.
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I really like this design, and I am excited to see how much of this can be done. I have plenty of friends who hate on BSU's football because they think it detracts from academics. But I think that this is great for BSU. The more seats there are means more money made for the university as a whole. Add in some publicity from a more respectable football program, and you get attention that BSU deserves. And you also get money from outside sources, since the state doesn't like giving it out to BSU
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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.
Broadway bridge should have been widened a long time ago. The school, the city, and ACHD should focus on a bypass of the intersection of University and Broadway to create a better flow of traffic coming from the I-184.
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http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/0...on-halted.html

Developer moves forward on halted Boise condo project
By Sandra Forester - sforester@idahostatesman.com
Published: 08/31/10



For more information, visit www.crescentrim.com.



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Old Posted Sep 2, 2010, 2:50 PM
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Regarding the proposed north end zone and its lack of symmetry: I finally realized this: The Stueckle Center extends north past the current stands and this might be a problem for installing raker beams like they did for the south curve.
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So, anybody else stoked for this Monday night's game?
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So, anybody else stoked for this Monday night's game?
Definitely! GO BRONCOS!
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Never been this nervous for a football game. Not that I don't have faith, but there is just sooo much riding on this game. I'm more nervous for this than I was both Fiesta Bowls....GO BRONCOS!!!
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Broncos will win against VT...
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Broncos will win against VT...

Like I said.. BSU won...
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