That's to accommodate the crowds who want to hear Ripley speak, according to a notice from Boise State this week.
The free lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday is titled "The Smartest Kids in the World: Insights from Author Amanda Ripley." Parking will be available in the stadium lot. Boise State officials ask that you RSVP at this link.
Ripley is an investigative journalist for Time, The Atlantic and other magazines, and author of The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way. Her first book The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why, was published in 15 countries and turned into a PBS documentary. In her books and magazine writing, Ripley explores the gap between public policy and human behavior.
The Idaho Statesman is a sponsor of the event, along with Boise State, Idaho Business for Education and the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.