1. The Blue
Albertsons Stadium is home to the only blue Astro turf in the world. Boise State started this tradition in 1986, and it has been a staple in their team’s history. Since then they have made a rule that no NFL team may use a surface color other than green and named it the Boise rule. So as you take in a game here, try and think about how it might be one of the only times you get to watch football played on an all blue field.
2. Colors in the Stands
Each seating section in the stadium has an assigned color of shirt that you should wear to the game. It is either blue, orange, or white. It makes the stadium and fans-pleasing to the eye for everyone around.
3. Allen Noble Hall of Fame Gallery
If you are a true fan of the team, you will enjoy walking around the Allen Noble Hall of Fame Gallery. It has a lot of memorabilia from the team’s history and notable events. Definitely, a must if you are a true Boise State or football fan.
4. Bronco Girl
Before the game and after every Boise State score the Bronco Girl rides down the field. The ride gets the capacity crowd up and cheering giving the Broncos an extra edge when playing at home.
5. Bronco Walk
The walk takes place two and a half hours before the game and gives fans the chance to interact with the team before they take the field. The team walks down University Dr. from the Student Union Building to the football center, so make sure to get their early and secure yourself a spot.
6. Rivalry with Nevada
Boise State’s rivalry with Nevada is one of their longest-running rivalries, as the two schools have met every year since 1971 with few exceptions. The rivalry goes back all the way to when both of these schools were D1-AA meaning there is a lot of history between these two teams. Boise State holds the all-time series lead 28-13 and has won the last four matchups.
7. Stueckle Sky Club
A 3 story complex on the west side of the stadium, this is a true luxury to take a game in from this area. Air conditioned areas where you can get a meal and relax with family and watch the game from true comfort.
8. Buster Bronco
Buster Bronco has been the Boise State Broncos mascot since 1932 and is one of the best mascots in college football. He was ranked #3 in Sports Illustrated’s 2007 mascot power rankings and was a nominee for the Capital One Mascot of the Year in 2008-2009. Buster Bronco revs up the crowd with his antics, so be sure to look for him when attending a Boise State game.
9. Milk Can
Boise State and Fresno state have a long standing rivalry that goes back to when both of these schools were members of the WAC. One of the most famous games in this series occurred in 2001 when the Broncos first entered the WAC and knocked off #8 Fresno State 35-30. Today when these two teams bud heads the winner receives the Milk Can in addition to bragging rights over their rival. Boise State leads the all-time series 13-5 and has won four of the last five meetings including the 2014 Mountain West Championship Game.
10. Bronco Bash Alumni Taiglate
The alumni tailgate provides a perfect place for Broncos fans of all ages to enjoy some pregame fun. The tailgate starts three hours before kickoff and is home to local dining options, beer and refreshment sales, TV’s featuring action from around college football, and fun activities for fans of all ages.