Boise State seeking approval for alcohol sales to football fans at indoor facility

Boise State will seek approval Thursday from the State Board of Education to allow ticketed fans to purchase alcohol before home football games at the Caven-Williams Sports Complex.

In previous years, the board has approved alcohol service for corporate sponsors and their guests.

Boise State is aiming for the facility to be a restaurant-style gathering place for patrons of Albertsons Stadium and part of the game-day experience. Should it be approved, fans with a game ticket can enter up to three hours before kickoff, with sales ending at the game’s start. Sales and the drinking areas will be restricted to the complex area.

Currently, the only alcohol sales inside the stadium are allowed in the Stueckle Sky Center. Last year, a one-year trial allowing tailgating (and alcohol consumption) around Albertsons Stadium on game days was made permanent.