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Artist rendering of Davis Field renovations

Rendering of how Davis Field will appear when renovations are complete


Davis Field, or the Spud Bowl as it was known in its previous incarnation, took its first breath on Nov. 11, 1936. In a football game that Idaho State University sporting legends Babe Caccia and Dubby Holt played in, the Bengals dropped a 32-19 decision to Montana State.

Originally used as a football stadium, Davis field now hosts Track & Field events and soccer games.

A 7.1 million renovation began on March, 18 2020.


Historic Davis Field

The renovation will include improvements and maintenance:

•  Widening the soccer field to meet NCAA requirements and creating a 5-foot runout space between the sideline and the track, thus improving athlete safety.

• Removing the west and south berms to create much-needed space to co-locate Soccer and Track together in a modern facility.

• Replacing the east bleachers with a terraced grass hillside for informal seating. 

•  Modifying the track geometry to increase the speed of the track.  The track will also be leveled to eliminate an 18-inch height differential between the east and west side. 

• Adding LED lights to extend practice and competition times into the evening. The lights will also have an entertainment package that will flash for player introductions and gameday special effects.

•  Replacing the west bleachers with new aluminum bleachers that provide ADA accessibility.

•  Providing a concrete screen wall designed to appear as natural rock around the south and east side to help retain the existing bowl feel of the facility.

• Providing a new video scoreboard that addresses the needs of Track and Soccer.

•  Designing the entire facility has been designed to comply with ISU’s new branding initiative including the track surface and walls.