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CALDWELL - Yotes football finally has its very own on-campus field.

Back in April, the College of Idaho football program held their first spring camp in 37 years. But, without a place to play, they had to make the trip to Middleton High School for practice.

It was hard, it was tedious going over to Middleton, said head coach Mike Moroski. Now let me quickly say, Middleton was absolutely tremendous in their treatment of us. Having said that, it took at least an hour out of everybody's schedule just to get ready, get loaded, to get going, get back.

The days of commuting to practice are over.

This morning, the college showed off the newly renovated Simplot Stadium, which features an Astroturf field.

Looking to gain a competitive advantage, athlete director Marty Holly says they are well on there way.

I had no idea it would be as nice as it is, said Holly. I think we're gonna take small college football to another level. We're going to win, I think, the third year, and the fourth year hopefully compete for a national championship. We don't have any reason we can't.

So, while the field is done, there are plenty of additions still to come. In the coming weeks, the new scoreboard will arrive, as will their new purple seats that attach to the bleachers.

In the future, the C of I plans to add bleachers behind the east endzone and they have played with the idea of having a tailgating section just north of the facility.

The Yotes first home game is just 97 days away and the first official day of practice is scheduled for August 9.

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