Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

BSU Game Day Parking, Shuttle, Tailgating Reminders: 10 to 10 Zone remains in effect despite late kick off

Boise Police want to remind football fans to keep safety in mind while they cheer on the Bronco's!

Kick off is 8:30 p.m. Saturday night for the Boise State Broncos vs Southern Miss.

Notable for this late evening game:

  • The 10 to 10 Zone remains in effect, meaning alcohol use at tailgate parties still must end 10:00 p.m.
  • Boise Parks Department will delay towing vehicles from Julia Davis Park until 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

 

The following is general information relevant to public safety during all BSU football game days:

 

NEW THIS SEASON: 10 to 10 Zone: A pilot project to expand the tailgating area where alcohol is allowed. Click here for more.

Guest Services Station in the Bronco Stadium parking lot 

This is the second year for the Guest Services station, a courtesy tent staffed with a Boise Police volunteer who will assist fans with: 

  • Lost children/parents
  • Lost and found property
  • Answer fan questions about venue, rules, crimes, etc,
  • free Breathalyzer checks
  • free water, coffee 
  • Contact for Emergency services (paramedics, police, fire etc.

The Guest Services Station will be located near the main entrance of the Bronco Stadium parking lot beneath a Bronco blue canopy.  

FOOTBALL GAME DAY PARKING, TAILGATING:

Boise Police remind fans to:

• Do not drink and drive.
• Park safely and legally. Those who ignore parking laws and/or signs jeopardize safety and risk getting a ticket or being towed.
• Drink alcohol in designated areas. For public safety, open containers of alcohol are not allowed in public areas including parks, parking lots and neighborhood streets. (see the 10 to 10 Zone advisory) 
• Be good neighbors, use crosswalks, throw away litter and respect the safety and cleanliness of homes and businesses in the BSU area.

BSU Football Shuttles:

The Downtown Boise Association has coordinated free shuttle buses from several convenient downtown locations to Bronco Stadium. These shuttles run every 15 minutes for two hours prior to game time, and immediately after the game for one hour.

Please log onto the Bronco Shuttle link at www.downtownboise.org for more information.

Parking: Neighborhoods / Public Streets:

To preserve neighborhood and public safety, officers will be watching for parked vehicles that pose a safety hazard, such as those parked blocking sidewalks, crosswalks and fire hydrants, or parked too close to intersections or stop signs.

Both Idaho State and Boise City codes prohibit the following hazardous parking:

  • Within 30 feet of a stop sign or yield sign;
  • Within 20 feet of a crosswalk-marked or unmarked-at an intersection;
  • Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
  • On a sidewalk;
  • On a yellow or red "no parking" curb.
  • Facing the wrong way 

These laws apply to all motor vehicles, including motorcycles and scooters.

PENALTIES:

• Citation: most parking tickets carry a fine of approx $47.
• Towing: motorists risk their vehicle being towed if the vehicle is parked blocking a driveway, access way, fire hydrant, or parked illegally in an alleyway.

Parking/Alcohol: Julia Davis Park:

Boise Police and Boise Parks & Recreation remind football fans that all vehicles must be parked legally within Julia Davis Park. Overnight parking is prohibited. The park closes at midnight, vehicles left in the park past midnight are towed. Illegally parked vehicles can be towed at anytime.

On game days, additional signs will be posted prominently in the park to remind fans about parking regulations. For games that start after 7 p.m., towing will not occur until 2 a.m.

Glass beverage containers are prohibited in all city parks. All other glass is to be removed from the park by the user and not deposited in trash receptacles.

Alcohol is allowed only with a permit issued for shelter reservations. For more on Boise Park safety regulations, go to:www.cityofboise.org/parks

Part of Julia Davis Park is within the new 10 to 10 Zone allowing alcohol use between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on BSU game days only. Click here for more, including a map of the 10 to 10 Zone.

Parking - Ada County Courthouse:

BSU football fans can get great parking while benefitting victims of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence, courtesy of the Ada County Commissioners. 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.

University Drive - Restricted Parking Times:

Signs posted on the north and south sides of University Drive restrict parking between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Violation of the parking restrictions is a minimum $47 fine. In some areas, signage clearly indicates that violating vehicles will be towed.

Alcohol Advisory:

Officers want to remind citizens to celebrate responsibly.

For public safety, Boise Police will be watching for illegal alcohol use in the neighborhoods surrounding Boise State and other restricted areas.

10 to 10 Zone: A pilot project to expand the tailgating area where alsocol is allowed. Click here for more.

Increases in people on neighborhood streets, parks and parking lots in the Broadway area prior to the games has in past years, resulted in increased complaints and concerns about illegal alcohol use and related problems like disorderly conduct, underage drinking, drunk driving, assaults, urinating in public, loud parties, and littering.

It is a violation of city code to have open containers of alcohol on public streets and sidewalks, city parks without a parks dept. permit, and within 250 feet of the Boise River. This includes private parking lots open to the public (private parking lots with catering permits are the exception).

PENALTIES:

• Those carrying open containers of alcohol on city streets, sidewalks, city parks or parking lots risk getting a citation. Illegally possessing an open container of alcohol or urinating in public is a misdemeanor that requires a court appearance with a possible penalty of a fine up to $1,000 or 6 months in jail.
• Minors found in possession of alcohol risk a drivers license suspension and/or a fine.

The goal of police advisories and patrols is to keep citizens safe, and to maintain the cleanliness and safety of the campus and the surrounding business and residential neighborhoods. GO BRONCOS!

***Bronco photo courtesy IdahoStatesman.com