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Holt Arena

Holt Arena is an indoor multi-purpose athletic stadium in the western United States, located on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. It is the home field of the Idaho State Bengals of the Big Sky Conference and sits at an elevation of 4,560 feet (1,390 m) above sea level.

Originally named the ASISU Minidome, it opened 47 years ago in 1970 at the north end of the ISU campus. Holt Arena is the oldest enclosed stadium on a college campus in the United States and the second-oldest overall. Only the Houston Astrodome, completed in 1965, predates it. Since the Astrodome's 2006 closure Holt Arena has been the oldest enclosed stadium in use. The original artificial turf installed in 1970 was Poly-Turf. The venue was renamed in 1988 to honor Milton W. "Dubby" Holt (1914–2007), ISU's athletic director from 1967 to 1989.

As assistant athletic director, Holt conceived the indoor arena in 1966 and it was designed by architect Cedric M. Allen. Although a controversial design proposal for the time, ISU students voted to appropriate not more than $2.8 million to the project two years later. The arena was built entirely with these voluntary student funds. With over 56% in favor, ISU students approved a twelve dollar increase in semester fees to fund the stadium in early 1968.



Holt Events

The 40th annual Simplot Games (yes FORTY YEARS) will be held February 15-17, 2018, at Idaho State University’s Holt Arena. The J.R. Simplot Company-sponsored event has become one of the nation’s premier high school indoor track and field events since it was first held in 1979.

Although the 2,100 athletes from 19 different states, Canada and Australia who travel to Pocatello come to shine under Holt Arena’s bright lights, the Simplot Games weekend itself is about more than just standing atop a podium.

Competitors get the chance to mingle with Olympic legends like Dick Fosbury, our chairman, Andre Phillips, Willie Banks, Stacy Dragila, and more. The Games also offers recognition for everyone with the Parade of Athletes, a truly Olympic-style event.

Simplot Games is unique because it is an open meet, which means athletes do not need a certain qualifying time or distance to be able to compete. Everyone is welcome at the Games allowing high school athletes from all over the chance to compete and have fun. It truly makes Simplot Games an extraordinary experience for everyone.




The Idaho High School Activities Association welcomes your school to the 2018 State Wrestling Championships. This event that is the culmination of countless hours of dedicated training by 2900+ outstanding Idaho student-athletes and 102 schools. We hope it will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all participants.  February 23-24, 2018

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Spring Fair 2018 - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - March 22 - 23 - 24

Thursday: Noon - 9pm :: Friday: Noon - 10pm :: Saturday: 10am - 7pm

Admission ONLY $2.00 - Kids, 12 and under FREE with paid adult

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