Home for the Horsemen? - The Ford Idaho Center.

by Horsemen Insider

Nampa, Idaho - The Idaho Horsemen has began talks with the Ford Idaho Center based in Nampa, Idaho. The Ford Idaho Center Arena is best known for the rodeo and large concerts. The Idaho Center annually hosts the Snake River Stampede, which is considered one of the nation's top rodeos, during the third week in July. The Stampede moved indoors to the Ford Arena in 1997; it was formerly held in an outdoor stadium (now demolished) near Lakeview Park.  Since 1999, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) has hosted a Built Ford Tough Series (originally Bud Light Cup) event at the Ford Idaho Center in what has been a major stop of the tour.

The Arena is used for concerts, trade shows, sporting events, and other events. It is the former home of the Idaho Stampede, then of the Continental Basketball Association from 1997-2005 and the Idaho Stallions of the now defunct Indoor Professional Football League in their inaugural season of 1999. Ford Arena is the former home of the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament. Upon its completion, the tournament moved to the Ford Idaho Center in 1998 from its former home on the campus of Northwest Nazarene University. The tournament moved in 2000 when NNU left the NAIA to join the NCAA in Division II. -wikipedia

Former names Idaho Center (1997-2014)

Address16200 Idaho Center Blvd
Nampa, ID 83687-5012

Owner: City of Nampa

Operator; Spectra by Comcast

Capacity:12,279 (Ford Arena)