Boise might not be Rio de Janiero, Brazil, but plenty of people in the City of Trees love their soccer. There are enough fans, in fact, that after breaking ground on the City Center Plaza at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Gardner Company, which is developing the new plaza and is responsible for erecting the Zions Bank Building, will set up a big-screen television, a concert-grade public address system, and stage a free mass viewing of the U.S.-Belgium World Cup match on ESPN.
In a press release, Gardner Company Chief Operating Officer Tommy Ahlquist said he wanted Boiseans to be able to communally enjoy America's World Cup team's Round of 16 match.
"In conjunction with the Boise Centre, the city of Boise and other partners, we decided to make it happen," he wrote.
According to Capital City Development Corporation representative Stacy Adams, Payette Brewing has been issued a permit to sell beer on the Grove.
The match begins at 2 p.m.