BOISE, Idaho – With a $4.5 million donation from Melaleuca, a private health products manufacturer based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Boise State Athletics plans to install Mountain West’s largest video board in the South Zone. of Albertsons Stadium, Director of Athletics Jeremy Dickey announced Thursday.
Melaleuca’s donation is the largest single facility donation in Boise State Athletics history.
The project will be celebrated as a milestone commitment to the student-athlete and fan experience at Albertsons Stadium, following review and approval by the State Board of Education at its April meeting.
The state-of-the-art video card is expected to be 120 feet wide and 50 feet tall. At 6,000 square feet, the new board would be approximately 1,800 square feet larger than the conference’s largest video board. By providing fans with a crystal clear 10 millimeter viewing experience, the high-resolution board ensures that every detail of every event will visually impact the fans’ experience at Albertsons Stadium.
“When it comes to TV screens and dashboards, bigger is better,” said Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot. “With a college football program as legendary as Boise State and a fan base that encompasses our entire state, fans deserve a high-end video card worthy of Boise State’s reputation as a world-class football powerhouse. I’m glad Melaleuca could supply it.”
This commitment also makes Melaleuca the 135th member of the Lyle Smith Society. To date, the Lyle Smith Society has raised over $17 million for Boise State Athletics.
“We are extremely grateful to Melaleuca for the company’s investment in Boise State University,” said Dr Marlene Tromp, President of Boise State. “Not only will this new screen showcase the excitement of football at Albertsons Stadium, it will also enhance the experience at all events at the stadium, including our Spring Launch Ceremonies, Student Movie Nights, concerts and more. This is a gift that will impact our entire community.”
Following SBOE approval, Boise State will partner with the Boise State University Foundation to select a vendor to produce and install the high-definition LED sign.
Founded in 1985 in Idaho Falls, Melaleuca has grown to become one of America’s largest online retailers, offering more than 450 wellness products in the categories of nutrition, personal care, home maintenance and cosmetics. The company generates $2 billion in annual revenue, serves more than 2 million customers each month, and employs 5,400 people worldwide. Melaleuca is the largest e-commerce company in the state of Idaho and is ranked among America’s Top Employers by Forbes magazine.
“Melaleuca’s investment in the fan experience is the most impactful improvement at Albertsons Stadium in over a decade,” Dickey said. “This donation – the largest in our department’s history – goes far beyond the impact of game day; it signifies the impact of our program on our state, and we couldn’t be more grateful than Idaho Company Reinvests in Idaho’s Flagship University Soccer Program.
“I want to thank Frank, Cole and Melaleuca for their investment in our student-athletes, our coaches, our fans and our vision for Bronco Athletics.”
“Melaleuca is partnering with Boise State Athletics because of the program’s timeless values, blue-collar mentality, strong work ethic and championship tradition,” said Melaleuca President Cole Clinger, a graduate of Boise State in 2004. “It’s clear that Melaleuca and Boise State University share those values. day. We strive to be the best through ingenuity, working and executing as a team. We provide an opportunity for the “little guy” who has been overlooked, and we have found that when he has that opportunity, the ” little guy “can go along with anyone. the case with Boise State.”
While a completion date will not be established until a vendor is selected, if the project is approved, it is expected that video card installation will be completed during the 2022 season.
Melaleuca is the fifth-largest private company in Idaho, according to the 2021 Idaho Private 100 report published in the Idaho Statesman. Melaleuca and the Melaleuca Foundation contribute to a variety of worthwhile charitable causes, regularly donating time, money and resources to do good where good is needed.
WHAT’S NEW INITIATIVE
The state-of-the-art video panel marks another milestone in the Athletic Department’s What’s Next initiative and will have a significant impact on Boise State’s goals and objectives across all four pillars of the initiative – infrastructure, student-athlete experience, revenue generation and marketing. Recently selected members of the Experience Blue committee, a fan-led initiative to improve the playing experience at Albertsons Stadium, will begin meetings in April to prepare the activation elements for the new video board, among other exciting facets of the game. Bronco Soccer.