New Blue Turf

The new version of Boise State’s blue turf will be on display for fans from 5-8 p.m Wednesday.

BOISE — The Boise State athletics department has changed course and now will sell a limited number of pieces of the blue turf the football team played on from 2010 to 2018.

The Broncos have 500 pieces to sell, and the square-foot sections will cost $39.95. They will be available Wednesday at an event for fans unveiling the new edition of the blue turf, which was recently installed.

Boise State didn’t initially think the turf would be in good enough condition after they removed it to make it available to fans. But they were able to salvage enough of it during the installation of the new version and announced Monday the plans to sell it.

“We’re excited to be able to do this,” Boise State athletic director Curt Apsey said in a release. “We didn’t initially think it was going to be possible, but our operations crew was able to save some rolls, get them cut and prepare them for sale.”

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Wednesday’s event is free and will open to Bronco Athletic Association members and season ticket holders at 5 p.m., and then to the general public at 6 p.m. During the event fans will be able to walk on the new surface and greet Boise State’s coaches and players, Buster and the cheerleaders.

In the release Boise State said “depending on how sales go, there may be an additional opportunity to purchase pieces in the future.”

Boise State opens the season Aug. 31 against Florida State in Jacksonville, Florida. The home opener and the first game on the new blue turf is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, against Marshall.

B.J Rains has covered Boise State athletics for the Idaho Press since 2013. He is an Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll voter, and also contributes to KBOI-TV as a Boise State insider.

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