It's widely believed that the Boise Hawks would have a better turnout at games if their almost 30-year old Garden City stadium was replaced.  That new stadium is one step closer to becoming a reality!

According to the Idaho Statesman, the Hawks' managing partner took the next step into making a new Hawks Stadium happen.  Greenstone Properties signed a "non-binding letter of intent" with St. Luke's Health Systems to purchase an 11 acre piece of property off of Americana Boulevard and Shoreline Drive currently owned by the hospital. Greenstone hopes is to build a brand new 5,000 seat stadium that could be used not just for baseball, but soccer and lacrosse as well. The stadium would only take up 4 acres of the property. The remaining property might become residential, office, retail, parking space.  Yet another new hotel for Downtown Boise isn't out of the question either.

The stadium is estimated to be a $41 million project while the other projects would total about $60 million. If the project moves forward the earliest the Hawks could play in the stadium is Spring 2019, but Spring 2020 is more realistic. The new stadium could also attract a minor league soccer team to the area and revitalize a part of Downtown that hasn't been nearly as popular since The Connector was put in.

I'm excited for the possibility of a new stadium, but I'll miss Memorial Stadium.  I've got so many great memories there! After my second marathon, I quit running for three years. During those three years, my life was totally not where I wanted it to be so I dropped the weight I'd put on with a little help from Idaho Fat Loss and got back to running in 2015. Fit 4 Life was my first race back. I was so proud of myself for surviving the 10K and got to finish on home plate at Memorial Stadium!