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Albertsons Stadium (WSPE-1082)

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ALBERTSONS STADIUM

The "smurf-turf" changes to green grass for an historical event!

A professional friendly soccer match featuring La Liga’s Athletic Club de Bilbao and Liga MX’s Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente in Albertsons Stadium on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

Boise, Idaho

WSPE-1082

Albertsons Stadium (a.k.a. "The Blue" and previously known as Bronco Stadium) is an outdoor athletic stadium on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. Primarily used for football, it is the home field of the Boise State Broncos of the Western Athletic Conference. Albertsons Stadium is widely known for its unorthodox blue playing surface, rather than the traditional green surface of all other major college and professional football fields. Since 1997, the Humanitarian Bowl (called the "MPC Computers Bowl" from 2004-06) has been held at the stadium. It holds the distinction of being the longest-running outdoor bowl game in a cold-weather venue.

Albertsons Stadium is best known for its distinctive blue playing surface, nicknamed the Smurf Turf, and has been the only non-green football playing surface in major college football through the 2008 season. In fact, there are only a handful of non-green football playing surfaces in the nation. The others include three high schools: Barrow High School in Barrow, AK, Lovington High School in Lovington, NM, Hidalgo High School in Hidalgo, TX, and one university: the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT. Boise State's blue turf inspired the University of New Haven to install blue turf when they reinstated their football program in 2008. Chris Berman of ESPN has also called Boise's turf "The Blue Plastic Tundra," a joking reference to "the frozen tundra" of Lambeau Field.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome postcard.

World Stadiums Postcard Edition

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