Big day for Bronco fans - tailgating, home opener

Here's what you need to know as Boise State gets ready to hit the blue turf against UT Martin on Saturday.

Statesman staffSeptember 6, 2013 

Saturday's Boise State football home opener against UT Martin will be the first of seven 12-hour legal tailgate parties this year. Six are for Bronco home games. The seventh will be the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Dec. 21.

On those dates, drinking alcohol will be legal in designated public places surrounding the stadium between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Roughly defined, those areas include the eastern half of Julia Davis Park, as well as the city blocks between University Drive and Beacon Street, and between Broadway Avenue and Joyce Street.

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

Click here to zoom in on a map of the tailgating boundaries.

Click here for tailgating, parking and shuttle reminders from Boise police.

Drinkers must keep their beverages — beer, wine, liquor, etc. — in opaque containers and follow all other alcohol regulations, such as underage drinking laws. Standard behavior laws still apply.

The tailgating law expires after this season. City officials, including police, parks employees and Mayor David Bieter's aides say they'll review the law and its effects and decide on renewing it with or without changes next year.


UT Martin at Boise State


1:04 p.m. Saturday


Bronco Stadium (36,387, FieldTurf)




ESPN3 (Jim Barbar, Kevin O’Connell). ESPN3 is a Web service that requires Internet access through a participating provider, college campus or military base.


KBOI (670AM), KKGL (96.9 FM); Bob Behler, Pete Cavender


Boise State is 0-1; UT Martin is 1-0


Boise State is receiving votes in the FBS polls; UT Martin is receiving votes in the FCS polls


First meeting

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