The first football game at Dona Larsen Park is Friday, and the Boise School District has gone to great lengths to make it a memorable evening for fans and players.
You might want to arrive early probably an hour or more before the 7 p.m. kickoff to give yourself time to park and find a seat.
Parking is open at the Washington Group Plaza (5:30 p.m.), Courthouse/ Civic Plaza (6 p.m.) and St. Lukes (6 p.m.). A detailed parking map is available at idahostatesman.com/varsityextra.
Boise High fans will want to use the south entrance, while Borah fans will use the north.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students with an activity card and $2 for elementary school students and seniors.
Local artist Ward Hooper, who designed the commemorative poster for the inaugural event, will be on hand before the game to sign copies of the poster, which will be for sale.
The presentation of the colors, singing of the national anthem and a special coin toss including the parks namesake, 84-year-old Dona Larsen, begins at 6:40 p.m.
At halftime, dignitaries from Boise State (Athletic Director Mark Coyle), the Idaho High School Activities Association (Assistant Director Julie Hammons) and the David and Debra Larsen Huber Family Foundation will be introduced. The associated student body presidents from each school will participate.
The capacity for Dona Larsen Park is approximately 5,200, but the Boise School District and Boise State have arranged for additional seating and some standing-room-only spaces around the track.
The intent is to fill up the grandstands first, and then go to the additional seating if we need it, district athletic director Matt Kobe said. We thought we better over-prepare than be taken by surprise.
Rachel Roberts: 377-6422 Twitter: @IDS_VarsityX