MAYOR WELCOME LETTER
As Mayor of the “City of Trees,” I’m thrilled to
welcome you to Boise and to Albertsons Stadium
for the 2019 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
Now in its 23nd year, this event has become more
than just another football contest. Not only is
the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl the northernmost
bowl game in the country; its arrival
means the NCAA’s annual bowl game series is
in full swing. In a city that adores its Boise State
University Broncos, the game is also a chance
to bid farewell to the stadium’s signature blue
turf until next season.
Those of you visiting Boise for the fi rst time are in for an exceptional experience. Our city
has been widely recognized as one of the most successful in the country, embracing progress
while maintaining the small-town warmth, vibrancy, and livability that has always been its
hallmark. From our picturesque Foothills, gateway to year-round outdoor recreation, to our
walkable and dynamic downtown, home to more than 300 shops and restaurants, Boise off ers
it all. And Boise State University is an essential partner, with a national reputation that goes
far beyond football to encompass academics, research, and economic development.
The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl wouldn’t be possible without the help of countless individuals,
organizations, and businesses that come together each year to make it happen. That’s the
other thing that makes Boise one-of-a-kind: people who know how to get things done—and
how to have fun.
Best wishes for an outstanding game and an even better year to come.
David H. Bieter
Mayor of Boise
8 JANUARY 3, 2020 / FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL