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Boise State prepares for Athletics Master Village, the largest sports facility remodel in university history

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Shiny, new and expensive.

Boise State unveiled their newest plans to advance the growth of their sports programs and student-athlete success with an Athletics Master Village in April 2022. This $300 million plan will be the largest sports facility remodel in the university’s history.

Following an evaluation with AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, Boise State narrowed down the additions needed to help upgrade resources for their 18 sport programs. These additions include new weight rooms, academic centers, administration offices, stadium seating and much more.

“We need to take it to the next level. It can be how we celebrate our teams, to additional premium space,” said Athletic Director Jeramiah Dickey in an interview with KTVB

Though plans for this new facility are set to begin now, Bronco fans and athletes may not see the full remodel on campus for another five to 10 years. With a large amount of work to be done in order to complete the project, each individual section of this plan requires extensive fundraising. 

On Aug. 4, Dickey released an update on the Athletics Master Village that outlined key updates and rough estimates of the budget cost for each of the specific department projects. 

“Since our initial unveiling in April, we have had the opportunity to further define details with key projects which includes a much better understanding of total cost,” Dickey told KTVB.

The department’s initial cost for the Athletics Master Village is totaled to be $300 million in future projects, with the largest sum of money going toward plans to renovate Albertsons Stadium, $129.4 million. 

Detailed plans for Albertsons Stadium include a $36.1 million state-of-the-art facility at field level for premium club experience on game day and a dining program for student athletes. Also included are 10 field-level suites equipped with lounge and premium club seating. In addition, the north end zone will gain a 360-degree concourse for fans. 

ExtraMile Arena updates will include the expansion of training facilities for men’s and women’s basketball as well as an expansion to the Arguinchona Basketball Complex that will add a new weight room along the existing gym and coaches offices. 

In 1969, the thought of a major sports complex on the campus of Boise State was merely an afterthought to many. That changed one year later in 1970, when Boise State leaders turned their attention to competing on the national collegiate level.

Bronco Stadium was built in 1970, followed by the Pavilion, now ExtraMile Arena, built in 1982. Since then, Boise State has vastly improved the quality and appearance of their sports complex. The university strives to help their student athletes as well as their fans receive the best possible experience.

Now in 2022, Boise State unveils their biggest plans yet — opening the doors to new possibilities for the athletic department.

athletics master village rendering
[Rendering of Athletics Village Master Plan]
Photo courtesy of Boise State Athletics
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