Best place to impress out-of-towners

June 14, 2013 

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DARIN OSWALD — Idaho Statesman file

BOISE STATE FOOTBALL AT BRONCO STADIUM

1910 University Drive, Boise, 426-4737

broncosports.com

They all want to see the blue turf, and we love to show it off even when they call it the "Smurf Turf." When the Boise State Broncos are playing at home, the tailgate parties start early, and Bronco Nation flies in from around the country to join the action. We love to watch our guys on ESPN, but a live Bronco game in Bronco Stadium is the ultimate Boise sports experience.

Even when the Broncos are out of town, even when the football season is months away, a must-see stop for visitors is Bronco Stadium to see the legendary surface. The Allen Noble Hall of Fame is a shrine to Boise State's proud sports history and offers a window onto the brilliant blue turf.

Seating at the Graceland of Bronco football grew in 2012 to 37,000 with new bleachers. That made room for your cousin from Nashville and more fun for the Blue Elvises.

The Broncos open the 2013 season on the road against Washington. Your first chance to see them on the blue is Sept. 7 against Tennessee-Martin.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

• Boise Greenbelt

• Boise River float from Barber Park

• Downtown Boise, downtownboise.org

• Drive to McCall, mccallchamber.org

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