“I think it will be a big hangout spot before games,” said Greg Hahn, Associate Vice President at BSU’s Office of Communications and Marketing of “The Huddle,” that will consume the Caven-Williams Sports Complex on game-days this season.
Boise State Athletics recently unveiled plans for “The Huddle”
as an alternative to tailgating. What once was a venue reserved only for corporate tailgating events, The Caven-Williams complex will now be open to all home game ticket holders. Doors will open three hours prior to kickoff with several choices being offered from local food companies and a select number of local food carts. Fans will also be able to purchase beer and wine while watching HDTV coverage of other gridiron action. Located in close proximity to Alberston’s Stadium, “organizers say The Huddle” should be particularly popular when the season edges toward fall and the chance of inclement weather.
“This will be easier than the typical tailgating experience,” said Hahn.
And the Boise State Broncos Official Twitter Account tweeted “The Huddle” to be “Boise’s largest pre game tailgate.”
Plans for the “The Huddle” were secured after the Idaho State Board of Education approved the university’s request to sell beer and wine to ticket holders. But BSU Athletics officials said they're primarily interested in making “The Huddle” a family-friendly venue.
“Tailgating culture is its own thing,” said Hahn, who added that The Huddle will also feature meet-and-greets with redshirt and even an obstacle course for kids and the young-at-heart.
Football season is upon us. For most Boiseans, this instills visions of blue turf and nostalgia for Statue of Liberty plays. However Boise State fans will have something else to look forward to this fall.