Boise State Broncos Take to the Blue Turf 

Saturday, Sept. 15

NFL fans may be asked weekly if they're ready for some football, and they may have rejoiced Sept. 5 with the inaugural game of the new season. But for many a Boisean, football won't really begin until the Boise State Broncos journey to their home blue turf and the city shows up in full force for a day of partying, tailgate style.

Although Boise State's homecoming festivities won't technically take place until Monday, Oct. 15--paradoxically surrounding the football team's fourth game at Bronco Stadium--anxious football fans can get their blue-and-orange fix at the first home game Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m.

The madness of tents, trucks and Bronco buses will inevitably fill the parking lot surrounding the stadium-- including the Life's Kitchen food truck, which will set up shop at the US Bank parking lot across from the stadium on Broadway Avenue and dole out all-you-can-eat-and-drink barbecue and beer provided by Brewforia for $20. Call 208-331-0199 for more info.

The Broncos will take on the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks in a nonconference game, following their season opener at East Lansing, Mich., which resulted in Bronco Nation dealing with something that's been rare in recent years--a loss.

Those not wanting to deal with the treachery of driving near the stadium on game day can enjoy a free shuttle ride from downtown. Shuttles leave every 15 minutes beginning two hours prior to the game and ending one hour after the game ends. Visit for more info and pick-up locations.

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