BSU Tailgating Zones Could Become Permanent
Last football season the Boise city council passed a one year trial period that designated select public areas around Bronco Stadium as tailgating zones, including portions of Julia Davis Park. Those zones allowed people to drink alcohol between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on home game days.
In past years Boise police officers handed out 350 to 400 open-container tickets every year to people tailgating at BSU football games.
During the trial period, officers wrote 119 open container tickets for people drinking outside the designated zones, Bones said, officers were able to focus on educating where and when fans could drink plus dealing with more important problems, like excessive intoxication and fights.
The council directed staff to write a permanent version of the existing law that they can look at next month.