The Taco Bell Arena
is a multi-purpose indoor arena
, on the campus of Boise State University
, in Boise
. The arena is located on the east end of campus, between West Campus Lane & Cesar Chavez Circle, immediately northwest of Bronco Stadium
It is home to the Broncos basketball
teams. It is the home of the Boise State Broncos
of the MW
and its current seating capacity
is 12,542, for basketball.
The venue is also used for concerts (capacity 13,390) and many community events, including trade shows (17,000 square feet of arena floor space plus at auxiliary gym).
Ground was broken for the arena in February 1980, directly north of the Bronco Gymnasium (capacity 3,000). Construction displaced the tennis courts and the right field area of the baseball
field, currently the site of the auxiliary gym on the west side of the arena.<br> Eight tennis courts were rebuilt on the former baseball infield, west of the arena. The baseball field was not rebuilt as BSU dropped baseball as a varsity sport following the 1980 season. During their final season, the Broncos played their home games at Borah Field
, four miles (6 km) west of campus.
The arena opened in May 1982, as the BSU Pavilion
, its first three events were the graduation ceremonies for the city's public high schools
. Later that year, the arena hosted a Billy Graham
The BSU Pavilion was renamed in June 2004, after Taco Bell
signed a 15-year naming rights
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