Boise Police officers want to remind fans who are going to the Boise State vs Wyoming game Friday at 7pm, or enjoying the atmosphere outside the stadium, to remember:
- 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.
- If fans are going to drink alcohol, do so in designated areas. The 10 to 10 Zone remains in effect for home games.
- For public safety, open containers of alcohol are not allowed in public areas outside the 10 to 10 Zone including parking lots and neighborhood streets. Officers are checking for adults that provide alcohol to minors and for underage drinking.
- Be good neighbors - use crosswalks, throw away litter, and respect the safety and cleanliness of homes and businesses in the BSU area.
Alcohol Advisory: Officers want to remind citizens to celebrate responsibly. Officers are advising citizens and area businesses to check IDs and not to provide alcohol to those under the legal drinking age of 21. For public safety, Boise Police will be checking for illegal alcohol use in the campus area including an emphasis on the neighborhoods just south of campus where problems continue to be reported by neighbors and businesses of people on streets, in parks, and parking lots engaged in illegal alcohol use and related problems like disorderly conduct, underage drinking, drunk driving, assaults, urinating in public, loud parties, and littering.
10 to 10 Zone boundaries are specific. No "gray area" exists outside the identified boundaries and illegal alcohol use outside those boundaries will be enforced.
It is a violation of the city code to have open containers of alcohol on public streets and sidewalks, city parks without a parks department's permission, 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).
10 to 10 Zone
The 10 to 10 Zone remains in place for home games this season. It specifies areas off-campus where people age 21 or older may consume alcoholic beverages from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Boise State home football game days only.
Alcoholic beverages are allowed in opaque plastic cups within the zone. Glass containers, beer cans, and types of liquor bottles and cups with alcoholic labeling are not allowed.
The "Zone" begins at Broadway Avenue and Myrtle Street, extends south down Broadway to Beacon, turns west along Beacon, north up Oakland Avenue, west on Potter Drive, north again up South Joyce Street, and then west along University Drive all the way to Capitol Boulevard. The boundary extends north along Capitol and turns east onto Cesar Chavez Lane, crosses Friendship Bridge north, and leads into Julia Davis Park. In the park, the "10 to 10 Zone" boundary is the area east of Zoo Boise to Broadway Avenue, and south of the Julia Davis pond.