Taco Bell Arena

TACO BELL ARENA
Capacity: 12,380   Opened: 1982

Taco Bell Arena

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"Home Sweet Home" for Boise State basketball and gymnastics is Taco Bell Arena.

Recognized as one of the finest basketball arenas in the West, Taco Bell Arena has become one the toughest places for Bronco opponents to pick up a win.

Built in the spring of 1982 at a cost of $17.5 million, Taco Bell Arena (formerly known as The Pavilion) seats 12,380 people. In the last 20 years, Taco Bell Arena crowds have witnessed exciting college basketball from Boise State, as well as some of the top ranked teams in the country.

Taco Bell Arena hosted first and second round games for the NCAA Men's Division I National Tournament on eight different occasions (1983, 1989, 1992, 1995,1998, 2001, 2005 and 2009). From victories by top-ranked Virginia and Ralph Sampson, to UCLA and Tyus Edney's improbable 4.8 second coast-to-coast lay up to beat Missouri in 1995, to Hampton's shocking upset of second-seeded Iowa State in 2001, Boise has become one of the most popular and respected NCAA regional sites.

In March of 2002, Taco Bell Arena hosted the NCAA Women's West Regional Finals. Taco Bell Arena also hosted another major women's collegiate championship in April of 2000 with the NCAA Women's National Gymnastics Championships. Taco Bell Arena also hosted three conference championship tournaments while Boise State was a member of the Big Sky Conference. In 1994, Boise State won three straight tourney games on its home floor to win the Big Sky crown and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in seven years.

In Boise State's last four seasons as a member of the Big West Conference, the Broncos led the league in attendance. During the 2000-01 season, the Broncos averaged 8, 448 fans per game to rank 57th nationally. In 1999-2000 Boise State averaged 7,657 fans per game to rank 67th nationally, while in 1998-99, Boise State averaged 7,988 fans per game to not only lead the league but rank 59th in the country. In 1997-98, a Big West best 7,040 fans per game turned out at Taco Bell Arena to rank the team 70th in the nation.

Between the Bronco basketball team and fans, Taco Bell Arena comes to life, making life hard on opponents and providing a "Home Sweet Home" for Boise State.

TACO BELL ARENA FACTS

  • Ground Breaking: February 1980
  • First Men's Basketball Game in Taco Bell Arena:  November 29, 1982 (vs. Michigan State)
  • Total seating capacity: 12,380
  • Men's Basketball All-time attendance record: 12,649 (vs. Idaho, March 5, 1993)
  • Women's Basketball All-time attendance record: 12,193 (Boise State vs. Idaho, February 12, 2011)
  • All-time Taco Bell Arena attendance record: 12,897 (Neil Diamond concert, November 6, 1996)
  • Men's Basketball All-time Record, through 2010-11 season: 327-119 (.733)
  • Women's Basketball All-time Record, through 2010-11 season: 244-125 (.661)
  • Street level 17,472 sq. ft. exhibition area accommodating 110 booths (10'x10') with direct access from two loading bays
  • 9,600 sq. ft. auxiliary gymnasium (80'x120') for additional exhibition, staging or meeting space
  • Deluxe green room, VIP blue room, two road offices and five performer dressing rooms
  • World class rigging grid for record breaking load in and load out
  • State of the art video board (Bronco Vision) over center court

Taco Bell Arena Floor
NCAA 1st and 2nd Rounds in 2005


Packed House to See the Broncos in 2007


 
 
Pavilion Construction 1981
   
Outside the Pavilion

 Nearly completed Pavilion in 1981

 

Outside the Pavilion in 1982 

     

 

 Top 20 Men's Basketball Taco Bell Arena Crowds

 Rank

 Attendance

 Opponent

 Date

 Winner

 1.

 12,649

 Idaho

 March 5, 1993

 Idaho

 2.

 12,422

 Idaho

 February 23, 1989

 Boise State

 3.

 12,329

 Idaho

 1991

 Boise State

 4.

 12,265

 Wyoming

 December 22, 1987

 Wyoming

 5.

 12,231

 Nevada

 1988

 Boise State

 6.

 12,225

 Idaho

 January 17, 1987

 Idaho

7. 12,193 Idaho February 12, 2011
Boise State

 8.

 12,128

 Idaho

 1988

 Boise State

 9.

 11,872

 Idaho State

 February 25, 1989

 Boise State

 10.

 11,852

 Idaho State

 1988

 Boise State

 11.

 11,576

 Idaho

 March 10, 1989

 Idaho

 12.

 11,518

 Cincinnati

 December 30, 1999

 Cincinnati

 13.

 11,345

 Idaho

 January 30, 2000

 Idaho

 14.

 10,983

 Montana

 1988

 Boise State

 15.

 10,868

 Weber State

 February 17, 1996

 Weber State

 16.

 10,843

 Idaho

 1992

 Boise State

 17.

 10,817

 Idaho

 March 4, 1994

 Boise State

 18.

 10,643

 Weber State

 March 9, 1989

 Boise State

 19.

 10,636

 Montana State

 1988

 Montana State

 20.

 10,613

 Idaho

 February 10, 1995

 Boise State

 

 Top 20 Women's Basketball Taco Bell Arena Crowds

 Rank

 Attendance

 Opponent

 Date

 Winner

1. 12,193 Idaho February 12, 2011
Idaho

 2.

11.558

Montana

 January 29, 1994

 Boise State

 3.

 9,556

 Montana

 January 25, 1992

 Montana

4. 8,825 San Jose State
January 13, 2011
Boise State
5. 6,473 Hawai'i January 15, 2011
Boise State

 6.

 6,236

 Montana

 February 25, 1993

 Montana

 7.

 5,265

 St. Mary's

 January 9, 1994

Boise State

8. 5,019 Utah State
January 30, 2010
Boise State

 9.

 4,637

 Idaho

 March 6, 1994

 Boise State

 10.

 4,518

 Louisiana Tech

 February 3, 2007

 Louisiana Tech

 11.

 4,505

 Idaho State

 February 19, 1994

 Boise State

 12.

 4,273

 Northern Arizona

 February 12, 1994

 Boise State

 13.

 4,238

 Idaho State

 January 23, 1993

 Boise State

 14.

 4,158

 Montana State

 January 28, 1994

 Montana State

15. 4,048
Saint Mary's
December 29, 2010
Saint Mary's

 16.

 4,034

 Weber State

 February 22, 1992

 Boise State

 17.

 4,000

 Washington

 December 5, 1987

 Washington

 18.

 3,617

 Idaho State

 March 4, 1995

 Boise State

 19.

 3,504

 Nevada

 March 3, 1990

 Boise State

 20.

 3,500

 Idaho

 February 16, 1989

 Boise State

 

 Boise State's Men's BB Year-by-Year Record in Taco Bell Arena
 1982-83: 8 - 8        1990-91: 12 - 3        2000-01: 10 - 2     
 2010-11: 12 - 4
 1983-84: 12 - 3    1991-92: 13 - 4    2001-02: 9 - 6    
 1984-85: 12 - 6    1992-93: 13 - 2    2002-03: 9 - 7    
 1985-86: 11 - 5    1993-94: 15 - 3    2003-04: 12 - 4     
 1986-87: 16 - 1    1994-95: 10 - 4    2004-05: 11 - 7    
 1987-88: 14 - 2    1995-96: 9 - 4    2005-06: 10 - 5    
 1988-89: 14 - 3    1996-97: 9 - 4    2006-07: 13 - 2    
 1989-90: 11 - 5    1997-98: 13 - 0    2007-08: 11 - 5    
     1998-99: 9 - 3    2008-09: 13 - 3    
     1999-00: 7 - 7    2009-10: 9 - 7    TOTALS: 327 - 119 (.733)

 

 Boise State's Women's BB Year-by-Year Record in Taco Bell Arena
 1982-83: 5 - 5        1990-91: 6 - 4        2000-01: 8 - 4     
 2010-11: 7 - 9
 1983-84: 5 - 5    1991-92: 10 - 3    2001-02: 6 - 8    
 1984-85: 7 - 5    1992-93: 9 - 2    2002-03: 6 - 7    
 1985-86: 10 - 3    1993-94: 10 - 1    2003-04: 5 - 8     
 1986-87: 7 - 6    1994-95: 10 - 6    2004-05: 6 - 5    
 1987-88: 11 - 3    1995-96: 8 - 4    2005-06: 9 - 4    
 1988-89: 9 - 4    1996-97: 5 - 6    2006-07: 9 - 4    
 1989-90: 11 - 3    1997-98: 10 - 3    2007-08: 14 - 0    
     1998-99: 7 - 6    2008-09: 10 - 6    
     1999-00: 9 - 4    2009-10: 13 - 2    TOTALS: 244 - 125 (.661)

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