5 Best Sporting Events In The Treasure Valley
Sure, Boise doesn't have any of it's own major league pro sports teams but that doesn't mean we aren't home to some of the most rabid sports fans in the Northwest!
It's no secret that Boise bleeds blue and orange. Just look at Boise State's blue turf and you know that! But what if you're not into football? There's still plenty of action for you to get in on! Here's our top 5 favorite sports outings in the Treasure Valley!
Before 2007, Boise State's football program was primarily known as the school with the blue turf but after nail biting, overtime, statue of liberty, one point win over the Oklahoma Sooners in the Fiesta Bowl the Broncos showed they could play with the big boys of the BCS. Including that year, BSU has recorded three undefeated regular seasons and claimed three Fiesta Bowl titles including one in 2014. With no pro teams in the state of Idaho, it's no surprise that the Bronco football team rules the Treasure Valley.
Watching a Steelheads Hockey game is one of the coolest nights, period. (Ice pun intended.) The minor league hockey team plays as the Dallas Stars affiliate in the ECHL and has won the Kelly Cup trophy twice in the past twelve years. With traditions like throwing a fish on the ice after the first Steelheads goal of the night, Teddy Bear Toss for Toys for Tots at Christmas and dollar beer night, it's hard not to get sucked in to hockey night in Boise!
Nothing says summer in the Treasure Valley like sitting back with a beer and hot dog while watching a Hawks game. The team recently became a farm team for the Colorado Rockies and plays at Memorial Stadium in Garden City. Any night is a great night for baseball, be we recommend picking one of the nights where there's fireworks after the game!
CenturyLink Arena isn't always an ice rink for the Steelheads! When the ice is covered and the hardwood come out, it's the home arena of the Idaho Stampede. The Stampede is the NBA Development League affiliate of the Utah Jazz.
Watching UFC on TV is one thing. Experiencing mixed martial arts right next to the cage is a totally different thing! Front Street Fights brings professional MMA fighting to the heart of Downtown Boise at Century Link Arena. The fights are held several times a year.