In old and regurgitated news…
You won’t find too much love for Boise State here outside of the upset over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. It’s not that we/I don’t like Boise, but more that we/I don’t like the fact that Boise has been slow to join the conference movement and play the big boys REGULARLY.
Well, today we/I have new respect for Boise. The Broncos are upgrading Bronco Stadium, which is quite pathetic by all accounts because it resembles a giant high school field with a track around it. Probably because it is a giant high school field with a track around it.
The stadium currently seats less than 35,000 (largest crowd 34,196), but the upgrades will put the stadium in the 53,000 seat range. MUCH BETTER if they can fill it.
Two pictures of the construction in progress from @BadWillHunting
Here is what the final product will look like.
- The first step in the expansion plan involves finishing the track and high school football facility on the former East Junior High site, thus allowing for removal of the track at Bronco Stadium. Lowering the playing surface will provide 3,300 field-level seats.
- Next, a wall of 13,200 seats in the north end zone would replace the current bleachers. A two-story football facility would be located underneath the grandstand.
- Finally, completion of the horseshoe in the south end zone would add additional suites on the east side of the stadium.
And here’s a gif of the stages of the upgrade.
Yes, we know it’s not brand new news, but come on, aren’t you dying for football season too?
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