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Bengals invited to participate in Holt Arena History Walk  

October 8, 2020

POCATELLO – The public and all Bengals are invited to commemorate 50 years of the most iconic building on Idaho State University’s campus with the Holt Arena History Walk that includes 12 scannable QR codes placed around campus, with cool facts about this landmark stadium.

QR code sign on poster board outside of Holt Arena.Like many revolutionary ideas, when Dubby Holt first proposed the idea for the Holt Arena it was dismissed as “harebrained” and “silly.” However, that outlandish idea became one of the most recognizable stadiums ever constructed, and still stands tall as a testament to the grit, ingenuity and dedication of Idaho State Bengals.

The walk, created by the ISU Office of Marketing and Communications, includes the following stops, all marked by signs, that will stay up through the end of October, weather permitting: 

  • Holt Arena (2)
  • Pond Student Union
  • Reed Gym
  • Rendezvous
  • Red Hill
  • Liberal Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • College of Technology
  • Institute Building
  • Turner Hall
  • Swanson Arch

For more information on the walk, including a map of sign locations, and information on the history of Holt Arena, visit