Boise’s Taco Bell Arena Joins Sensory Inclusive Initiative

Sensory Bag
– Sensory Bag

Taco Bell Arena, home to the Boise State University Broncos, has teamed with the nonprofit KultureCity to make the Idaho arena a certified sensory inclusive arena, accommodating all guests and fans with sensory needs. 

The initiative includes Taco Bell Arena staff assisting guests who may experience sensory overload during events, and providing a “Sensory Bag” that includes noise canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads.

“Being able to witness a large university make such an important and monumental change to its culture and community, in order to improve the lives of each of their community members, no matter their ability, is truly astonishing,” said KultureCity executive director Traci Johnson. “Knowing that Boise State University is the first university to have an arena that is sensory inclusive leads the movement in higher education becoming inclusive for all.”

The arena joins other major sports and concert venues, including MetLife Stadium in New York, Philips Arena in Atlanta, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, and American Airlines Arena in Miami, to adopt the Sensory Initiative.

KultureCity is a non-profit that is committed to spreading awareness for Sensory Sensitivity for those with Autism, Dementia, PTSD, and other conditions. 

Taco Bell Arena
Taco Bell Arena
– Taco Bell Arena

Concerts on the books for Taco Bell Arena in 2018 including the Doobie Brothers, Counting Crows, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, Fall Out Boy, and Metallica.