Holt Arena in 2008
|Former names||ASISU MiniDome (1970-1988)|
|Location||550 Memorial Drive
Pocatello, Idaho, U.S.
|Broke ground||October 1, 1968|
|Opened||September 26, 1970|
|Owner||Idaho State University|
|Operator||Idaho State University|
|Surface||SoftTop Matrix artificial turf (2011-)
|Construction cost||$2.8 million 
($16.8 million in 2013 )
|Capacity||12,000 - football
8,000 - basketball
|Record attendance||Football: 13,895
November 22, 1980
Idaho State Bengals vs. Boise State Broncos
|Public transit access||Pocatello Regional Transit|
|Idaho State Bengals
(Big Sky Conference, NCAA)
Holt Arena is an indoor multi-purpose athletic stadium in Pocatello, Idaho, located on the campus of Idaho State University. It is the home field of the Idaho State Bengals of the Big Sky Conference. Holt Arena sits at an elevation of 4,560 feet (1,390 m) above sea level.
Completed in September 1970 at the north end of the ISU campus, Holt Arena is the oldest enclosed stadium on a college campus in the United States and the second-oldest overall. Only the Houston Astrodome, completed in 1965, predates it. Since the Astrodome's 2006 closure Holt Arena has been the oldest enclosed stadium in use.
The indoor arena was conceived by ISU athletic director Milton W. "Dubby" Holt in 1966. Although a controversial design proposal for the time, ISU students voted to appropriate not more than $2.8 million to the project two years later. The arena was built entirely with these voluntary student funds.
Originally named the ASISU MiniDome, it replaced the outdoor "Spud Bowl" (now Davis Field, at ) as the Bengals' home football stadium. The MiniDome was renamed in 1988 to honor Holt. Davis Field continues as the home venue for outdoor track and field and soccer.
Holt Arena also serves as home for the ISU indoor track and field team and men's basketball team. It also hosts high school football games and other sporting events, rodeos, concerts, and other activities. It hosted the opening rounds of the 1977 NCAA basketball tournament (sub-regionals)  and the Big Sky Conference men's basketball tournament.
Following the success of the MiniDome, several other colleges built enclosed stadiums, including the Kibbie Dome at the University of Idaho in Moscow, which was enclosed in 1975 after four years as an outdoor stadium.
Holt Arena features 194,400 square feet (18,060 m2) of floor space. The building is recessed 20 feet (6.1 m) below grade and rises 89 feet (27 m) above grade at its highest point. Holt Arena is one of two enclosed stadiums currently in use in the Big Sky Conference. Northern Arizona University's Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, opened in 1977, is the other.
After 41 football seasons on AstroTurf, infilled synthetic turf was installed in Holt Arena in July 2011. Similar to FieldTurf, the SoftTop Removable Matrix System  is also installed in Cowboys Stadium in the NFL.
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|Host of the NCAA Division I-AA National Championship Game