NFL fans may be asked weekly if they're ready for some football, and they may have rejoiced Sept. 5 with the inaugural game of the new season. But for many a Boisean, football won't really begin until the Boise State Broncos journey to their home blue turf and the city shows up in full force for a day of partying, tailgate style.
Although Boise State's homecoming festivities won't technically take place until Monday, Oct. 15--paradoxically surrounding the football team's fourth game at Bronco Stadium--anxious football fans can get their blue-and-orange fix at the first home game Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m.
The madness of tents, trucks and Bronco buses will inevitably fill the parking lot surrounding the stadium-- including the Life's Kitchen food truck, which will set up shop at the US Bank parking lot across from the stadium on Broadway Avenue and dole out all-you-can-eat-and-drink barbecue and beer provided by Brewforia for $20. Call 208-331-0199 for more info.
The Broncos will take on the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks in a nonconference game, following their season opener at East Lansing, Mich., which resulted in Bronco Nation dealing with something that's been rare in recent years--a loss.
Those not wanting to deal with the treachery of driving near the stadium on game day can enjoy a free shuttle ride from downtown. Shuttles leave every 15 minutes beginning two hours prior to the game and ending one hour after the game ends. Visit boise-shuttle-charters.com for more info and pick-up locations.