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BOISE STATE FOOTBALL HOME GAME VS. UT MARTIN
September 17 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm MDT
Albertsons Stadium is the home of Boise State University football and the annual Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
The venue opened in 1970 with 14,500 seats at a cost of $2.2 million. In 1974, the east side upper deck was added, increasing the seating capacity to 20,000. Portable end zone seating had the capacity of the stadium at 22,600 through the 1996 season.
The stadium was expanded to 30,000 seats prior to the start of the 1997 football season. Included in the $10 million project was the additional seating in the southwest and southeast corners, construction of the Allen Noble Hall of Fame Gallery and completion of the Larry and Marianne Williams Plaza.
In 2008, Stueckle Sky Center opened and the capacity increased to 32,000. The four-level facility includes loge boxes, club seating, sky suites and gameday media operations for Boise State home football games. Additionally, five individual banquet style or meeting room spaces are located throughout the 131,000-square-foot facility.
Temporary mobile seating was added in the north and south end zones prior to the 2009 campaign and 3,500 permanent seats were added to the area in summer 2012 to raise the seating capacity to its current level of 36,387.
Boise State established a first in 1986 by installing blue AstroTurf as its playing surface. The second blue AstroTurf was installed in 1995 and a third prior to the 2002 season. A blue FieldTurf surface was installed in 2008. It was replaced in 2010 and again in 2019. Other schools had special color projects in the end zone area prior to the Broncos, but Boise State was the first to have the entire field produced in a special color. There were two green AstroTurf fields installed prior to 1986. The first was during the original construction of the current stadium in 1970, with the second installed prior to the 1978 season.
In 2013, the Bleymaier Football Center opened and a new videoboard was added in the north end zone.