The Boise Hawks have taken a step closer to moving into downtown Boise.
The team announced Monday that real estate firm Greenstone Properties has reached an agrement to acquire an 11-acre property from St. Luke’s Heath System, which would be the planned future home of the Short Season ‘A’ franchise and a future professional soccer franchise.
The proposed development, on the corner of Americana and Shoreline Drive would generate more than $200 million in private development, according to a release by the Boise Hawks. In addition to the stadium, it would include multi-family housing, office and retail space, integrated parking and the potential for hotel development.
“This was a critical piece in putting the stadium and development puzzle together,” Jeff Eiseman, president of Agon Sport and Entertainment, the ownership group of the Hawks, said in a release. “We are grateful for the continued friendship and support of St. Luke’s and are excited about working with the city in earnest on the redevelopment of this new urban renewal district.”
Idaho Press-Tribune media partner KBOI-TV reports that the proposed ballpark would cost $41 million and include climate controlled club-level suites and 5,000-6,000 square feet of club space.
“We appreciate the Boise Hawks, Greenstone Properties, and St. Luke’s Health System coming together to help our city get one step closer to bringing this community amenity to our urban core,” Boise mayor David Bieter said in a release. “Part of our shared vision for downtown, this public space has the potential to be an epicenter for athletics, festivals and community events all our residents can enjoy and celebrate.”