General Information


7,472 sq. ft. - 156’ L x 112’ W (with retractable seats in use)
10,228.25 sq. ft. - 125.5’ L x 81.5’ W

1,800 sq. ft. - 60’ L x 30’ W

The Blue Room can be divided in half with a floor-to-ceiling folding air wall partition, making two 30’ x 30’ foot rooms. Typically this space is used for a catering/dining area, reception room, media workroom, or artist autograph sessions.

624 sq. ft. - 24’ L x 26’ W

The Green Room is a VIP lounge directly adjacent to the performer dressing room area. This room may also be used as a performer dressing room. Extra amenities include furniture, cable television with VCR, drop-down projector screen, mini bar and adjoining restrooms. The press is encouraged to use the Green Room for private interviews.

1000 sq. ft. - 40’ L x 30’ W

The Club Room is a private atmosphere with restricted access points from either the building exterior or interior and is available for pre-event and post-event gatherings. Adjacent to the kitchen, the Club Room can accommodate groups with catering and bar service. Use of the Club Room is based on advanced reservation, and is not included with the licensing of the Arena without special arrangement.

70 sq. ft. each - 10’ L x 7’ W

Two production offices are located near the performer dressing room area to accommodate tour managers and performers.


There are three dressing rooms, each with shower, restroom and wardrobe.  Dressing room #2 also equipped with a bathtub.


Each locker room has shower and restroom facilities.


Arena Floor – 110 Booths at 10ft x 10ft


Five multi-purpose rooms:

– Blue Room
– Club Room
– Green Room
– Conference Room Annex
– Covered Patio


The Control Room for lighting, sound and video is on the northeast side of the Arena (Level Two, Section 41). House lights are operated from this location for most events.


Two Arena lighting systems can be used independently or jointly. Fifty-two metal-halide fixtures provide coverage suitable for color network broadcast of activities on the Arena Floor. There is also dimmer controlled incandescent lighting over the Arena Floor, Level One, Level Two, and Level Three seating areas and exposed hallways. Theatrical lighting resources include a 32-channel ETC control console, 96 Berkely Colortran 6KW dimmers, 12 – 1000 watt PAR fixtures, 4 ellipsoidal fixtures and 8 Cyc fixtures.


Two sound systems are available, depending upon the Arena configuration. Both are permanently suspended from the Arena roof structure, but can be raised or lowered with motorized winches. The Altec Lansing loudspeaker cluster is located over the end-stage area, and consists of 24 high/mid frequency and 10 low frequency speakers. The Panasonic Ramsa loudspeaker cluster is located in the center of the Arena, and consists of 20 high/mid frequency and 12 low frequency speakers. Both systems have adjustments for zones, equalization and digital delay and can be used with the perimeter speakers in public hallways and concession areas. These systems are generally used for sporting events.

Additional sound equipment includes several microphones, FM receiver, cassette tape decks, CD players, etc. Two 16 input mixing consoles, Soundcraft Delta 200, Mackie 1604 VLZ Pro with portable system are the in-house sound boards.


Translux basketball scoreboards are mounted in each corner of the Arena with scoring, timekeeping, and player statistic displays. Auxiliary scoreboards are located on Level Two, directly behind the goal at each end of the basketball court. The Arena also uses Fair-Play Shot Clocks with game time display.


Installed beneath the center hung sound system is a custom, four-sided video display board. The distance from the floor to the bottom of the video display system is 47’, of 57’ if it is partially removed. Proxima Pro AV 9350 projectors with specially designed 6’ x 8’ screens provide crisp and vivid images, with video feed to concourse monitors at concession stands. No “front-end” video production available; the video display system can support a direct feed only. Videocassette recorder (VHS) and digital video disc (DVD) player are available.


Stage curtains, rope and stanchion
Truck Ramp and 10,000 lbs. capacity hydraulic loading dock
5,000 lbs. fork lift, with a 14’6” mast
26’ Genie personnel lift


Accessible from the East parking lot, the Arena Floor and loading bays are at street level. The Arena has two direct back-in bays, providing sheltered workspace and a secure holding area. Trucks can also back up to the stage one at a time, or line up in the parking lot and load eight at once! Tour trucks and buses park directly outside the loading bay and holding area. Shore power service station is available for a maximum of four buses. The exterior freight door is 14’x 13’.


All show and production parking will be advanced with Taco Bell Arena production. A lot is available adjacent to the loading bay and the back gate.


Fifteen fixed batten line-sets (motorized winch) with 4,000 lb. load capacity and 10 line-sets with 2,000 lb. load capacity, and anchor points every 20’ on square, in the Arena Floor to accommodate circus rigging. The Arena roof structure is completely exposed iron trusses, 72’ high, and level in relationship to the Arena Floor. Parallel I-beams run perpendicular to each truss section on 3’-12’ centers, with cross and diagonal supports installed every 10’ between the spans. Maximum load capacity is 100,000 lbs. (specifications available). Extensive catwalk system and fall-protection provide complete access. The stage can be located anywhere on the Arena Floor.


• Wenger Showmaster portable staging, with 30”- 60” height adjustment
• Complete flexibility to accommodate various sizes and configurations through the use of 4’ x 8’ platforms
• Maximum stage size is approximately 60’ x 40’ (96 units)
• Wenger 4’ x 8’ riser platforms at 16” or 24” height (12 units)
• Two sets of stairs, skirting, and barricade available


Stagehands are in-house (non-union) and/or established union contractors, depending upon requirements.


• Six 1.6 KW Xenon Super Troupers
• Eight follow spot locations (four corners, four sides) provide 360° coverage, at 65’ elevation
• Spot bays are isolated from the public
• In-house intercom system (Clear-Com) to production areas, or hard-wired “dry” lines are available


Power sources in Taco Bell Arena include:

• 2 – 400 Amp 3 Phase (approx. 25’ from USC-end-stage, CAM-LOK)
• 1 – 200 Amp 3 Phase (approx. 25’ from USC-end-stage, CAM-LOK)
• 1 – 800 Amp 3 Phase (approx. 100’ from end-stage configuration)
• A show power service station is available for a maximum of four busses

All electronic wiring, ropes and cables that cannot be placed overhead must be covered and marked as a trip hazard.


The Arena maintains a fully automated, emergency backup generator in the event of a power outage. The generator provides power to handle Arena life-safety equipment and the basic functions of the public address system.


Pyrotechnics require appropriate notice and documentation, including a Certificate of Insurance and show script with technical specifications. Taco Bell Arena will coordinate all processing of permits, fees, tests, and pre-event demonstrations, as required by the Fire Marshall. Pyrotechnics must be licensed in advance and coordinated by the Arena Production Staff.


Upcoming Events

Best of Treasure Valley 2015 – Vote Taco Bell Arena! Apr 21, 2015

The Boise Weekly needs YOUR votes, and so do we! Vote Taco Bell Arena for Boise’s “Best Local Venue to See a Band”. We’re Boise BIGGEST venue, bringing Boise the BIGGEST names in music.

Boise State Spring Commencement 2015 May 9, 2015

Boise State University Spring Commencement Ceremony at Taco Bell Arena. Saturday, May 9th, 2015.

Luke Bryan Boise – Taco Bell Arena May 14, 2015

Luke Bryan – Taco Bell Arena – Boise. Luke Bryan is bringing his Kick The Dust Up Tour to Boise, Idaho on May 14th with Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch.

2015 Treasure Valley High School Graduations May 30, 2015

MAY 23-30, 2015 Meridian School District: Rocky Mountain         Saturday, May 23           4:30 pm Mountain View            Saturday, May 23           7:30 pm Centennial                   Saturday, May 30       […]

The Eagles – Boise – Taco Bell Arena May 31, 2015

Don’t miss this amazing night of live music with The Eagles! Coming Sunday, May 31st, 2015. Tickets start at $49.

Zac Brown Band – Boise – Taco Bell Arena Jul 10, 2015

Zac Brown Band is returning to Boise, Idaho on the Jekyll + Hyde Tour on Friday, July 10th. Click Here for more information!

Train with The Fray Jul 22, 2015

Train is making stop in Boise with The Fray and Matt Nathanson. The show is on Wednesday, July 22nd. Click here for more information!

Motley Crue: The Final Tour Jul 28, 2015

Don’t miss the iconic Motley Crue’s FINAL TOUR, “All Bad Things Must Come To An End”. Show is on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015. Click here for more info:

Imagine Dragons – Taco Bell Arena – Boise Aug 1, 2015

Imagine Dragons will be going out on their Smoke and Mirrors Tour this summer. They are returning to Taco Bell Arena on Saturday, August 1st with special guests Metric and Halsey.

Ariana Grande – Taco Bell Arena – Boise Sep 2, 2015

The Honeymoon Tour coming to Taco Bell Arena September 2nd, 2015!

Disney On Ice FROZEN! Oct 28, 2015

Disney FROZEN will be celebrated on ice as all your favorite characters come to life! Shows will be taking place from October 28th – November 1st. Click for more information.