Akron takes on Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Tuesday afternoon at Bronco Stadium. Kick off time is 1:30 p.m.
Boise Police are reminding fans to park safely and legally. Those who ignore parking laws and/or signs jeopardize safety and risk getting a ticket or being towed.
Drink alcohol in designated areas. The 10 to 10 Zone remains in effect. This means there are specific areas off-campus where people can consume alcoholic drinks from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Boise State University home football game days only.
For public safety, open containers of alcohol are not allowed in public areas outside the 10 to 10 Zone including parks, parking lots and neighborhood streets. Officers are checking for adults that provide alcohol to minors and for underage drinking.
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Be good neighbors, use crosswalks, throw away litter and respect the safety and cleanliness of homes and businesses in the BSU area.
Officers want to remind citizens to celebrate responsibly. Officers are advising citizens and area businesses to check IDs and not to provide alcohol to those under the legal drinking age of 21. For public safety, Boise Police will be checking for illegal alcohol use in the campus area. Problems have been reported by neighbors and businesses of people on streets, in parks and parking lots engaged in illegal alcohol use and related problems like disorderly conduct, underage drinking, drunk driving, assaults, urinating in public, loud parties, and littering.
It is a violation of city code to have open containers of alcohol on public streets and sidewalks, city parks without a parks dept. permit, and within 250 feet of the Boise River. This includes private parking lots open to the public (private parking lots with catering permits are the exception).
The Downtown Boise Association has coordinated free shuttle buses from several downtown locations to Albertson’s Stadium. These shuttles run every 15 minutes for two hours prior to game time, and immediately after the game for one hour. Find more information online at downtownboise.org.
Broadway Avenue near Albertson’s Stadium gets congested with pedestrian traffic as the games let out. To keep pedestrians safe, officers route vehicle traffic south on Broadway Ave. off University Drive. Please be aware as you leave the game that northbound traffic onto Broadway will be restricted until foot traffic clears. Northbound traffic should plan to go south on Broadway, and take eastbound Beacon Street to Parkcenter.
Neighborhoods/Public Streets: To preserve neighborhood and public safety, officers will be watching for parked vehicles that pose a safety hazard, such as those parked blocking sidewalks, crosswalks and fire hydrants, or parked too close to intersections or stop signs. Both Idaho State and Boise City codes prohibit the following hazardous parking:
Within 30 feet of a stop sign or yield sign;
Within 20 feet of a crosswalk-marked or unmarked-at an intersection;
Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
On a sidewalk;
On a yellow or red “no parking” curb.
These laws apply to all motor vehicles, including motorcycles and scooters. PENALTIES:
Citation: most parking tickets carry a fine of approximately $47.
Towing: motorists risk their vehicle being towed if the vehicle is parked blocking a driveway, access way, fire hydrant, or parked illegally in an alleyway.
Julia Davis Park:
Boise Police and Boise Parks & Recreation remind football fans that all vehicles must be parked legally within Julia Davis Park.
Overnight parking is prohibited.
The park closes at midnight, vehicles left in the park past midnight are towed. Illegally parked vehicles can be towed at any time.
On game days, additional signs will be posted prominently in the park to remind fans about parking regulations. Towing will be delayed on game days until 3 a.m. the following morning regardless of kick off.
Glass beverage containers are prohibited in all city parks. All other glass is to be removed from the park by the user and not deposited in trash receptacles.
Alcohol is allowed only with a permit issued for shelter reservations.
Park at Ada County Courthouse, Support FACES: football fans also have the option of parking at the Ada County Courthouse/Civic Plaza complex on Tuesday. Parking is offered at just $5 per vehicle for home games. Over 600 parking spaces are available, and parking will open at least three hours before kickoff. Parking proceeds will benefit victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault through the FACES Family Justice Center.
Signs posted on the north and south sides of University Drive restrict parking between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Violation of the parking restrictions is a minimum $40 fine. In some areas, signage clearly indicates that violating vehicles will be towed.