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Bronco Nation is amped up for the first home game of the season.

The Broncos will take on the Oregon State University Beavers on the blue, with a national audience watching their every play.

With ESPN's College GameDay in the mix, it is sure to be an exciting day for players, and fans in the City of Trees.

Here is everything you need to know if you want to make the most of this home opener:

ESPNCollegeGameDay:

It's a big deal when ESPN's College GameDay rolls into town. Fans are encouraged to attend the show, which airs at 7 a.m. on ESPNU, and will continue to air from 8-10 a.m. on ESPN.

ESPN says BSU head football coach Chris Petersen will be a guest on the show between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Bronco Stadiumwillopen at 5:30 a.m. for fans who want to watch the show live.

Boise State University would like anyone who plans to attend to wear blue, and ESPNis encouraging fans to bring signs.

Do you have a clever idea for a signyou plan to hold up behind ESPN's GameDay set? Tell us about it!

ESPN's College GameDay will have a minibus set up, with aDJbooth, and opportunity for fans to get their faces painted. Throughout the gameday show, ESPN will be givingaway t-shirts,lanyards, and can koozies to fans around the stadium.

What to wear:

The color scheme goal for Saturday's game against the Beavers is for the sections to alternate blue, orange, and white.

  • Wear blue if you will be sitting in the student section, and sections 23, 26, 126, 29, 129, 101, 104, 7, 107, 10, 110.
  • Wear white if you are in sections 24, 124, 27, 127, 30, 130, 103, 6, 106, 9, 109, and the north endzone.
  • Wear orange if you are in sections 25, 125, 28, 128, 102, 5, 105, 8, 108, 11, 111, and the south endzone.


Tailgating:

The Bronco Stadium parking lot opens to tailgaters at 5:00 a.m.

This year, there will be no tailgating party put on by the BSU Alumni Association like they have done in years past, but the private party tailgaters will be out in full force.


Walk of Fame:

The traditional 'Champion Circle Walk' with the Bronco football players will be led by the cheerleaders, dancers, and the marching band at3 p.m. They will parade around Bronco Circle on their way to the locker room, where they will prepare for kick-off at 6 p.m.


Transportation:

With the St. Luke's Women's Fitness Celebration happening in the morning, and all of the events leading up to kick-off, parking is bound to get interesting. If you want to avoid the traffic, there are shuttles that you can take from five different downtown locations that will take you to Bronco Stadium.

The shuttles will begin running at 4 p.m., and pick up fans at each location every 15 minutes.

Shuttles will be picking people up at the following locations:

  • 8th St. & Main St.
  • Grove St. between 6th St. & Capitol
  • 9th St between Idaho & Main St.
  • 8th St. & Broad
  • 8th St. & Fulton St.

The shuttles will drop people off, and pick them back up after the game on Broadway Avenue at the east side of the stadium. Shuttles will run for one hour following the game.

For women participating in the Women's Fitness Celebration, there will be shuttles available to take you from the celebration's finish line party, to Bronco Stadium where you can continue celebrating as a Bronco fan.

Boise Police urge fans who plan on heading downtown before noon to avoid the inbound connector, and use State Street anduse the interstate toget to Broadway Avenue instead.


Parking:


Fans are encouraged to park in the parking garages downtown and take one of the free shuttles to Bronco Stadium.

Residential street parking is limited, and is discouraged by Boise State University.

There will be parking lots and garages on campus for fans to park at for a fee, unless you have a parking permit. Those parking lots open at 5 a.m.

The administration parking lot, lincoln parking garage, brady parking garage, and ParkCenter lot are available for between $5 and $10.

The west stadium lot, east stadium lot, Bronco circle and Cesar Chavez Lane will be open to those with a Bronco Athletic Association Permit and to those needing accessible parking.

The Denver, Denver and Beacon, Manitou, Engineering and Technology, and Lincoln and Beacon lots also require a BAA parking permit.

Overnight parking within Julia Davis Park is not allowed, and all vehicles must be parked legally in the park or you will be ticketed. Signs will be posted throughout the park to remind fans of the parking regulations.

Game coverage:

Kick-off is at 6 p.m., and the game will be aired on ABC.

KTVBwill air an extended Saturday Morning Show from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., and our pre-game coverage begins at 5 p.m.

Post-game coverage will continue on24/7 or digital channel 7.2immediately following the game.

You'll be able to catch the highlights, slideshows and interviews from ESPN's College GameDay, as well as the Broncos vs. Beavers game throughout the weekend on KTVB.COM.

If you would like to receive atext alert whenever Boise State scores --Text 7SCORES to 21-321!


Tickets:

If you were hoping to go to the Broncos vs. Beavers game, thereare no more tickets available.The BSU ticket office told us the last 50 season tickets were sold Wednesday.

Student tickets sold out early-on.

BCS trophy in town:

The BCS National Championship trophy will also be stopping in town this week for the big game.

On Friday you can see the trophy up close at the Fred Meyer store on Fairview Avenue in Meridian.

Fred Meyer will have a big display with the trophy from1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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