Boise State ESPN GameDay Logistics

The following guide is valuable if you plan on attending Boise State's ESPN GameDay broadcast in Bronco Stadium.

With ESPN bringing its GameDay show to Bronco Stadium Saturday, Boise State is taking steps to ensure the smoothest possible situation for fans flocking to the Stadium.


In addition to football, there are tennis, gymnastics, soccer and speech and debate events going on Saturday at Boise State .  The St. Luke's Women's Fitness Celebration (an estimated 12,000 participants) will fill Downtown Boise streets from 6:30 a.m. to noon .  "The Color Purple" will be presented twice Saturday at the Morrison Center ( 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. ).  The Friends of the Historical Museum will also present the annual "Museum Comes to Life" in Julia Davis Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


This makes for a logistical parking nightmare.  Fans are strongly encouraged to carpool with friends to cut down on the traffic and parking Saturday. 



GameDay Setup:

ESPN will set up its broadcast table on the west side of the Blue Turf in Bronco Stadium between the logo and the sideline.  The west side of Bronco Stadium (both lower and upper decks) will be open for seating.  If the west side is filled to capacity, the south end zone and east sides may be opened.


Admission is free. The gates will open at 5:30 a.m. Taping and rehearsals begin at 6 a.m. and the live show begins at 7 a.m. College GameDay is broadcast every Saturday morning, beginning at 7 a.m. MT on ESPNU and 8 a.m. MT on ESPN, hosted live by Chris Fowler. Analysts include Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard, while Erin Andrews anchors segments in the first hour and contributes in the other two hours.





Because of the Women's Fitness Run, the following roads will be closed Saturday morning:


§         Americana Boulevard will be closed from 7-noon.


§         Portions of Capitol Boulevard will be closed from 7-10:30 a.m.  


§         A major portion of Front Street from 11th Street to Broadway will be closed from 7-10:30 a.m.


§         Crescent Rim will be closed from 8:30-11:00 a.m.


§         11th Street at Battery/River will be closed from 8:30-10:30 a.m.


§         The Downtown area surrounding Capitol Boulevard (including Myrtle, Front, Main and Bannock streets) will be closed during portions of the morning.  Front, Main and Bannock streets will be closed from 7-10:30 a.m.   Myrtle will be closed form 8:30-10:30 a.m.


§         The portions of Idaho , Bannock and Jefferson streets from 6th street to Capitol Boulevard will be closed from 7-10:30 a.m.  


§         Emerald Street will be closed from Roosevelt to Americana and only neighborhood access from Roosevelt to Latah is allowed from 7 a.m. to noon .



People will need to avoid those areas during those times. 




BAA Parking Permit Parking:

If you have purchased a reserved spot in the stadium parking lot, that permit will get you into the stadium.  Those spots are reserved for those people who have purchased parking spaces and those who need handicapped access.  Bronco Stadium will be open to those people only beginning at 5 a.m.   The Stadium lot will not be open from midnight to 5 a.m.


Bronco Circle and Cesar Chavez Lane are also open to BAA reserved permit holders and those needing accessible parking beginning at 5 a.m.   Other BAA parking permit lots are:


Denver Lot

Denver and Beacon lot

Manitou lot

Engineering and Technology lot

Lincoln and Beacon lot



Public Parking Lots (available at 5 a.m. )


§            Administration Parking Lot: $10 per space, accessible shuttle provided two hours prior to the game and one hour after the game.

§            Lincoln Parking Garage: $10 per space, accessible shuttle provided two hours prior to the game and one hour after the game.

§            Brady Parking Garage: $5 per space, offered at a reduced rate to assist with community events, accessible shuttle provided two hours prior to the game and one hour after the game.

§            Parkcenter Lot: Located at 220 W. Parkcenter Blvd , $5 per space. No shuttle service. RVs will be required to pay per space. This location is the only RV parking available on campus to non-Bronco Athletic Association members.


Note:  You will not have to pay the game parking fee for the above lots if you leave and come back later for the game.  However, once you leave you give up your parking space and you may not be able to get in later.  

Downtown Parking:

Fans can park at the Downtown Boise parking garages and take a shuttle into the stadium for the football game.  This service is not available for the GameDay event.  Cost of parking is $5 if you have a football game ticket and shuttle rides are free.


Shuttles leave every 15 minutes beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday and will operate until one hour after the game ends.  Shuttles stop at the following lots:



* 8th & Main

* 8th & Broad

* Grove & 6th

* 9th between Main & Idaho

* 8th & Fulton



Bicycle Parking:

A bicycle storage facility will be available near Christ Chapel. The grass near the greenbelt will be fenced off (area holds 100 bicycles). This facility will be open to the public; no fee will be charged, but donations will be accepted. There will be valet parking and you will need to retain your ticket for your bicycle.


Off-Campus Parking

Parking at the URS /WGI Parking Structure, located at 1750 W. Front St. , is $5 per space; parking areas open at 5 a.m.   Boise shuttles will provide free transportation to and from the game, starting at 4 p.m. , and for one hour after the game.

Residential street parking is limited. Boise State discourages parking on residential side streets. The street parking located closest to Boise State is city parking and is not controlled by Boise State . If you choose to park on the city streets, remember:

§            Vehicles cannot be parked along portions of University Drive from 2-5 a.m.

§            Vehicles cannot be parked longer than 24 hours.

§            No parking is allowed within 30 feet of a stop sign or 20 feet from an intersection.

§            No parking is allowed in alleyways, driveways or vacant yards.

§            All vehicles must be closer than 18 inches from the curb.


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