Albertsons Stadium is the home for the Boise State Broncos. The venue opened in 1970 with 14500 capacity and through several renovations its capacity expanded to over 36000 seats.
The stadium is most famously known for its blue playing surface that the college installed in 1996. Until 2014 it was the only non-green playing surface in Division I FBS.
If Boise State Broncos tickets for basketball are more of your thing then you ought to visit Taco Bell Arena, that opened in 1982 and can accommodate over 14000 basketball fans. The arena hosted first and second rounds of NCAA tournaments eight times and fans have plenty of shocking memories to take home from some of these.
Boise State Broncos football program started in 1932, while the basketball didn’t take off until 1968. The Broncos are located in Mountain West Conference in first division (FBS for Football).
The college’s colours are blue and orange and they are represented by a fluffy bronco that goes by the name Buster Bronco. Their main rivals are BSU, Idaho and Fresno State.
As far as football goes, the Broncos had won two national titles (1958, 1980), they claimed 18 conference championships, two of which come from their current conference- MWC.
The program has won one division title and had one finalist in Heisman Trophy voting in Kellen Moore who went undrafted in 2012 and since then was on rosters of the Lions until 2014 and then Cowboys; he is yet to establish his role within the NFL ranks as he didn’t see plenty of playing time in his role of quarterback.
There has been quite a lot of football players making into the NFL, just from the current players it is worth mentioning athletes like Ryan Clady and Doug Martin.
Clady, offensive lineman, played for Denver Broncos since 2008, winning Super Bowl with them, four times nominated to Pro Bowl, two times named to First team All-Pro.
Martin, carried on his running back career with the Buccaneers who drafted him in first round of 2012 draft. He earned himself two trips to Pro Bowl and was named First team All-Pro in 2015 on the way of securing multi million, multi year extension with the Buccaneers in 2016.
The basketball program has no national championships to brag about but the Broncos had managed to appear in 7 NCAA Tournaments, most recently in 2015. They were conference tournament champions five times and conference regular season champions eight times.
Given as there had not been so much team success within the college, one might not expect plenty of NBA careers being born out of the Boise State but there had been quite a few NBA players including Gus Johnson and Chris Childs.
Johnson spent nine years in NBA during which he was chosen to All-Star game five times, he was named All-NBA Second team four times and two times he was named All-NBA Defensive First team. He won ABA championship with Indiana Pacers and had his number 25 retired by Washington Wizards.
Childs on the other hand went undrafted and after playing outside of NBA for few years he finally found himself a place there playing for few NBA teams from 1994 to 2003. His best years would be spent with the Knicks in late nineties where he contributed heavily to tight defensively orientated team.
Sometimes, the size of one’s college does not matter as long as one is willing to put time and effort into development which athletes from Boise State are proofs of.
Taco Bell Arena, that opened in 1982 and can accommodate over 14000 basketball fans. The arena hosted first and second rounds of NCAA tournaments eight times and fans have plenty of shocking memories to take home from some of these.