BSU’s field renamed Albertsons Stadium

Wednesday will mark Bronco Stadium’s first name change since the current venue opened in 1970.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State University has announced a $12.5 million, 15-year deal to change the name of the school’s blue-turf football stadium from Bronco Stadium to Albertsons Stadium.

School President Bob Kustra made the announcement Wednesday morning at the stadium along with Albertsons CEO Bob Miller.

Miller says he can’t wait for the first football game of the season when the stadium will be adorned with the new name.

The stadium is notable for its blue turf where the Boise State Broncos play.

Albertsons started 75 years ago in Boise and eventually spread to about 2,500 stores before being put up for sale.

Albertsons parent Cerberus Capital in March announced it was acquiring Safeway in a deal worth about $7.64 billion in cash that will bring together Safeway and Albertsons.