The Greater Boise Auditorium District was created in June of 1959 by overwhelming show of support of Boise Voters. Its purpose is to promote economic growth and serve the public need, and to build, operate, maintain, market and manage public auditoriums, exhibit halls, convention centers, sports arenas, and other similar facilities.
In 1990 the Greater Boise Auditorium District finished construction of the Boise Centre on the Grove, the District’s first convention facility, known today as Boise Centre.
Boise area has become a viable destination for larger events. According to research conducted by Conventions, Sports & Leisure International, Boise could have been the beneficiary of large national, regional and state association events, public shows and other corporate and local uses as early as 2002, had a suitable venue been available. Expansion plans are in the works for an additional convention facility with capacity to accommodate conventions and exhibits more than twice the size of those currently utilizing Boise Centre site.