Public hearing Tuesday on tailgating ordinance

Boise - The Idaho StatesmanJuly 26, 2013 

The city has already pitched a police-supported law that would allow people to drink on the days of Boise State football games.

On Tuesday, the City Council will hear a second reading and listen to what people think of the proposed law. 

If the proposal becomes law, drinking alcohol will be legal in designated public places surrounding Bronco Stadium between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on the days of Boise State University football games. Roughly defined, those areas include the eastern half of Julia Davis Park, and the city blocks between University Drive and Beacon Street, and Broadway Avenue and Joyce Street.

A peninsula between Capitol Boulevard, University Drive and Cesar Chavez Lane also would be included.

Tailgaters will have to keep their beverages - beer, wine, liquor, etc. - in opaque cups and follow all other alcohol regulations, such as underage drinking laws.

The public hearing will take place at the council's regular Tuesday meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd.

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