BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY -- Thursday's BSU / BYU game could boast the highest attendance for any home game in Boise State history.
That's because more than 35,000 fans are expected on campus when the Broncos take on the Cougars at 7 p.m.
University officials estimate thousands more event-goers will mix with football fans as they attend a Bronco women's volleyball game at 4 p.m., along with the two performances of Les Miserables at the nearby Morrison Center.
That means more than 70,000 people could be at BSU throughout Thursday.
Besides questions about Boise State's recent win against Miami (OHIO), the team's offensive and defensive depth charts, and what could be a budding rivalry between BSU and BYU, we wanted to offer the best information possible to help fans enjoy the game.
Here's our official BSU vs. BYU gameday guide for spectators.
SINGLE SEAT TICKETS AVAILABLE
According to the Boise State ticket office, only single seat tickets are available for Thursday's game. No group seating is currently available.
Tickets can be purchased at all Select-a-Seat outlets, or by calling the Boise State Ticket Office at 208-426-4737.
They can also be purchased online at IdahoTickets.com.
HOW TO WATCH ON TV
Viewers can tune into ESPN to see the game broadcast live at 7 p.m.
- Cable One: channel 24
- DirecTV: channel 206
- Dish Network: channel 140
In addition, KTVB will broadcast a live pregame show at Bronco Stadium starting at 6 p.m. You can expect extended live post-game coverage and highlights on KTVB immediately after the game.
PARKING AND TAILGATING
Paid general parking at Boise State opens at 3 p.m. Thursday.
A number of game day parking restrictions, road closures, and other issues could make driving difficult on Thursday. For more information, see Boise State's parking information for Thursday's game.
While general and reserved gameday parking is available at BSU, university officials have also asked the public to avoid using cars, consider taking public transportation, and walk or bike to the game to ease traffic.
Boise Police remind fans that state and city codes prohibit parking in the following areas:
- Within 30 feet of a stop sign or yield sign
- Within 20 feet of a crosswalk, marked or unmarked
- Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
- On a sidewalk
- On a yellow or red "no parking" curb
These laws apply to all motor vehicles, including motorcycles and scooters. Most parking violations carry ticket fines of approximately $47, and vehicles parked in hazardous areas risk being towed.
Additionally, BPD reminds fans that open containers of alcohol are prohibited in public areas, including parks, parking lots, and neighborhood streets. Police say they'll monitor for illegal alcohol use in neighborhoods surrounding Boise State, Julia Davis Park, and other areas.
SHUTTLE SERVICE TO BRONCO STADIUM
The Downtown Boise Association plans to offer free shuttle buses to Bronco Stadium. Shuttles run every 15 minutes for two hours prior to game time, and immediately after the game for one hour. For pickup and drop locations, see the Bronco Shuttle link on the association's web page.
STADIUM COLOR SCHEME
Fans are encouraged to wear a tri-color scheme on Thursday, including blue, orange, and white colors. For specific section information, see the 2012 color scheme schedule.
ADDITIONAL TIPS FROM BPD
Julia Davis Park (and other Boise parks):
Police say illegal and overnight parking is prohibited in all Boise Parks. Julia Davis park closes at midnight, and cars may be towed after this time. Towing for all other illegal parking actions can happen any time.
However, BPD and Boise Parks and Rec. say towing will not happen until 2 a.m. for games that start after 7 p.m. during 2012's Bronco Football season.
Police also say alcohol and glass containers are prohibited in all parks, except for in designated park shelter areas by those with designated permits. Click here for more on Boise park safety regulations.
Additional Parking Opportunity:
Police say fans can park at the Ada County Courthouse and help victims of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. Fans can park at the Ada County Courthouse, 200 W. Front Street for each home game during the 2012-2013 football season at a cost of $5.00 per car. All parking revenue proceeds will directly benefit victims served at Faces Family Justice Center.