Ed board delays vote on Boise State expansion

Ed board delays vote on Boise State expansion
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state Board of Education has tabled Boise State University plans to start construction on the first phase of Bronco Stadium upgrades.

The board postponed a vote Thursday amid concerns the university's plans for parking were inadequate.

School officials wanted to move forward with phase one of the stadium expansion, which includes moving the university's oval track nearby to Dona Larsen Park. The project also includes more seats in the north end zone and a new home for football operations, offices, locker rooms, a weight room and other amenities.

Boise State Vice President for Finance Stacy Pearson cautioned the delayed vote on the first phase of construction could hold up other parts of the expansion.

The university's goal is to have the new football complex ready by 2013.