Guest Service FAQs

Chairs in the Amphitheater: Each event will have different chair regulations. Please check each event for the details individually. (Most events low back chairs with legs 8" or shorter will allowed)

Accessible/Accessibility ADA Information

It is the full intent of the Ford Idaho Center to meet or exceed the specific standard requirements for people with disabilities. The Ford Idaho Center continues to make improvements to meet and exceed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards.

Extra wide doors at all access points, including restrooms
Ramp access specifically designed to meet ADA standards
Restrooms properly equipped for people with disabilities
Shuttles meet guests at the bottom of the pedestrian ramp and take them to the Main Gate. Shuttles will also return patrons to the bottom of the pedestrian ramp after the event is over
The Ford Idaho Center has a guest drop-off and pick-up area that is located at Entry #3 (southeast corner of the arena)
Special parking is available at the bottom of the pedestrian ramp and outside the Sports Center.
Accessible Seating

Wheelchair accessible seating is available at all ticket prices. Guests requiring wheelchair accessible and companion seating should notify the ticket seller at the time of purchase. Accessible seating is available at the Ford Idaho Center Ticket Office, by calling (208) 442-3232, and at

Permanent accommodations for wheelchair seating are available in the following areas unless the production requirements of the events make them unusable.

Administrative Office Information

Please see our Contact Page for more information.

Are there ATMs available on location?

ATM’s are located on the main concourse between Entries #1 and #2, and by Entry #4. Depending on the events, there may be additional ATM’s outside for use in the Amphitheater and in the Spots Complex for Track and Equestrian events.

Backpack regulations

Backpacks are either prohibited or subject to search


Please visit our Food & Beverage Page.

Beverage and Concession information.

No outside Food or Beverage. Must be 21 and older for alcohol consumption. Coolers Cans, bottles, coolers or other similar containers are not permitted.

Water fountains are available at the Sport Center, Arena and at the Aphitheater

Please see our Food & Beverage page for more info.

Can I bring my child in a stroller?

Not encouraged for seated arena events.

Can I put fliers on cars parked at the Ford Idaho Center?

Placing fliers on cars is strictly prohibited on our property. For other sponsorship opportunities please contact Contact info

Does Ford Idaho Center Offer Age Discounts/Rates?

For most events, if a child is two years old a ticket is required.


Emergency Services and First Aid

 Please contact our event staff if you or another patron require first aid. EMT’s are on site for the larger events and can be contacted by our event staff.

Equestrian related information

Please see our Horse Park Page for more information

Family Friendly Events

We host several events throughout the year that are family friendly including but not limited to: God and Country Rally, Idaho High School Basketball Tournaments, Snake River Stampede Rodeo, Boys and Girls Club Community Day and Monster Jam.

Fundraising with the Ford Idaho Center

Sodexo, as the provider of food services at the Ford Idaho Center, offers non-profit organizations a way to raise money by working in the concession stands. Reliable non-profit groups are needed to staff concession locations in exchange for a percentage of the net sales. Sodexo and the Ford Idaho Center have contributed over $196,000.00 during the past three years to local schools, churches and civic organizations. The amount of money each organization earns varies by event and number of volunteers required. Volunteers must be 19 years of age to serve alcohol. Any non-profit group interested in raising money through the Ford Idaho Center concession stands please call 208-442-3237.


Full House

Please see arena concert seating map.

General Information

Please visit our Contact Page

Golf Carts and Shuttles

The Ford Idaho Center provides shuttles at the bottom of the pedestrian ramp at Entry 1.

Group Sales

For Groups of 20 or more please contact Matt Anderson at 208-442-3208

How Can I Advertise at Ford Idaho Center?

Contact Sales at 208-442-3363 

How do I get to the Ford Idaho Center? Where do I park?

Visit our Directions & Parking Page.

We are located off I-84 via exit 38

How far is the Arena from the airport?

We are located 20 minutes from Boise, ID airport (BOI)

Is the Ford Idaho Center Hiring?

We are always accepting appliation for Part Time Staff, Please Note: call backs depend on openings available.

Please see out Employment page for more information

Lost and Found

The Ford Idaho Center provides lost and found services at the administrative offices located on the main concourse. Items that are placed in lost and found can be claimed during regular business hours. Please call 468-1000 for assistance.

Mailing Address

16114 Idaho Center Blvd #2

Nampa, ID 83687


The Ford Idaho Center is a Spectra Venue Management World Managed Facility.


Contact the Marketing Department at (208)442-3364

Meeting Rooms

The Ford Idaho Center offers meeting rooms for small and large functions. Catering is also available for meetings, parties, and banquets. To book a meeting room, please contact our catering manager at (208) 442-3300


Each event merchandise is genrally available near Entry 1 and Entry 4

Military Discount

Some events offer a military discount, please contact the Box Office at 442-3232

Nampa Chamber of Commerce



Most all ticketed events have a $5 per car charge for parking, please bring CASH and if unsure if we’re charging please feel free to call us ahead of time at 208-468-1000

Patron Ticket Program

The Patron Ticket Program is available to individuals and businesses that want to have the opportunity to purchase tickets to Ford Idaho Center events before the tickets are available to the general public. This program allows the patron the opportunity for first refusal to purchase tickets to all ticketed events for a ten-year period of time. Each Patron Ticket holder is notified in advance of all ticketed events and is allowed to purchase tickets for their seats before the event goes on sale to the general public. Patron Ticket Program donations are used for major improvements to the Ford Idaho Center. For more information about the Patron Seat program including the cost and the tax-deductibility please call (208) 468-1000 or

Payment Options accepts Visa and MasterCard. The ICtickets outlets accept Visa, MasterCard and Cash as payment for tickets. During your purchase, you will be required to accept all terms and conditions before completing your transaction. Orders are processed only after the name and billing address of the cardholder has been verified. ICtickets will only mail tickets to the name and billing address of the cardholder. No other names or addresses may be used.

If you encounter an authorization error please do not attempt to authorize your transaction again. Subsequent attempts for credit card authorization may result in your credit card issuer holding funds for pending authorizations. ICtickets is not able to release pending authorizations, only your credit card issuer can do this, according to their individual policies.

Customers must bring the credit card used to purchase their tickets and a valid photo ID. The person picking up the tickets must be the owner of the credit card.

ICtickets will not mail to Post Office Boxes unless the Post Office Box is the confirmed billing address of the credit card holder.

There are No Refunds or Exchanges. All purchases are final once the transaction is complete. No checks are accepted.

All orders are subject to credit card approval and billing address verification. ICtickets only ships tickets to the billing address. Duplicate orders that exceed the ticket limit will be cancelled without notice. This includes duplicate orders having the same name, billing address, credit card or any other identifying feature.

Pet Policies

No Pets in the Amphitheater or Arena. However, the Ford Idaho Center does meet the specific standard requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act/Service Animals. If you have further questions, please call our offices at 208-468-1000.


No professional cameras allowed.

Use of video cameras and/or audio recording devices is prohibited in the Idaho Center. Cameras are normally allowed during Idaho High School Athletic Association and Snake River Stampede events.


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Private Parties

The Ford Idaho Center offers party rooms for small and large functions. Catering is also available for meetings, parties, and banquets. To book a meeting room, please contact our catering manager at (208) 442-3300.

Rain Policy

All performances take place rain or shine. There are no refunds, no exchanges or rain checks given to ticket holders due to rain.

Umbrellas are not permitted

Rodeo Information
Senior Discounts

Availbility depends on the event - Please contact the Box Office at 442-3232

Security Measures

Walk-through metal detectors are being utilized for most events, including all concerts, assembly style functions, and most ticketed events; private events are at the discretion of the client(s). Cell Phones, keys, and RFID wallets will need to be removed and placed in a bowl before walking through the metal detectors. Fans are encouraged to allow for extra time to enter events and to leave non-essential items at home.

Smoking Policy

Smoking, including e-cigarettes and vaping, is not permitted in all public areas indoors, including the arenas and concourses. A designated outdoor smoking area is available at all events.

The Big Ticket Sweepstakes- Official Rules


The Big Ticket Sweepstakes

November 27, 2017 – December 15, 2017


Official Rules


1.            ELIGIBILITY: The Big Ticket Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to entrants who are legal residents of Idaho, 21 years of age or older as of the date of entry.  The following persons are not eligible to enter or win: employees of Global Spectrum, L.P. d/b/a Spectra Venue Management (“Sponsor”) and its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries and the advertising and promotion agencies and Prize Providers (as defined below) and the immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings and children and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the households, whether or not related, of each of the above.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. 

  1. HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes will commence on Monday, November 27, 2017 upon posting of the Official Rules and end on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. Mountain Time (“MT”) (the “Entry Period”). To enter, follow the directions provided to complete the online entry form at and submit electronically.  By successfully transmitting a completed online entry form through the entry method set forth above during the Entry Period, you will be entered in the Sweepstakes.  LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY, PER PERSON.  Additional entries beyond the specified limit will be void.  Sponsor’s computer will be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes.  Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries generated by any other means which subvert the entry process will be void.    Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the entry form to be eligible.  Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries are void.  No entries will be acknowledged or returned.  Proof of&
Where is the Ford Idaho Center located?


Visit our Contact Page for all location and arena information

Who owns the Ford Idaho Center?

The Ford Idaho Center is owned by the City of Nampa

1st Amendment Policies

This policy is being implemented by the City of Nampa, doing business as the Ford Idaho Center, in an effort to comply with the preliminary injunction ordered by the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, in the case of Citizens to Repeal Idaho's Right to Work Law, Inc. v. Nampa Urban Renewal Agency, case no. CIV 04-174-S-BLW (the "Order"). The implementation of this policy is not meant to concede that the parking lots, walkways, and grounds of the Ford Idaho Center are public fora. This policy seeks to apply reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions to petitioning, free speech, and other forms of expression under the First Amendment, as provided for by the Order. All persons engaged in First Amendment activities on the Ford Idaho Center grounds are compelled to comply with the policies.

The Ford Idaho Center is a city-owned entity, leased to a private operator, who has the rights to create policy in regards to all items related to the venue & its operation. Reasonable polices are hereunder applied to 1st Amendment Rights on the privately operated Ford Idaho Center property.

Permitted Gathering Locations

There are three locations permitted for gathering, they are located in high traffic thoroughfares around the facility.

               Location 1A-1: Used for Ford Horse Park events

               Location 1A-2: Used for Ford Arena & Ford Amphitheater events

               Location 1A-3: Used for Ford Horse Park & Ford Sports Center events

These three locations were selected due to their proximity to the venues, visibility by event attendees, flat ground, and safely out of the way of vehicle traffic. Each location will be set with bike rack in order to create a safe perimeter & to designate the gathering location. See attached map for gathering locations. 

Usage of Gathering Locations

The usage of the gathering locations is to be scheduled through Ford Idaho Center management. Please contact (208) 468-1000 a minimum two weeks in advance in order to arrange for the gathering location to be constructed. Please understand that last minute requests will compromise the integrity of the gathering location and will cause delays in the setup.

General Policies

  • Individuals exercising 1st Amendment rights are not allowed within the leased and/or non-public areas of the venue without express permission from Ford Idaho Center management or Lessee.
  • Leafletting and/or papering vehicles is not permitted.
  • The City of Nampa and the Ford Idaho Center will not unreasonably withhold the usage of the gathering locations.
  • Gatherer in the designated locations will not behave in a manner detrimental to the venue, lessee, event attendees, employees, or any other parties associated with each respective event.
  • Adherence to all the policies is required in order to keep a safe & fair place to gather.
  • In the event the listed policies and procedures are not maintained, the Ford Idaho Center reserves the right to evict the offending party, based on Nampa City Code.
  • Unannounced assemblies are subject to being trespassed.


Where is the Ford Idaho Center located?


Visit our Contact Page for all location and arena information