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A Long History In Idaho Falls

We have always said, ‘Family is everything.' We have that family feeling here at Idaho Steel and want to share it with our neighbors.

In 1996 former Major League Baseball pitcher Rick Sutcliffe, sponsored the first Community Section in Idaho Falls to involve the local community more closely with Minor League Baseball. Since then, thousands of community members have attended professional baseball games through this initiative.

Baseball in the Eastern Idaho region is beloved. The Idaho Falls Chukars have been a part of the Pioneer League, and they have shared a bit of history.

“… through the efforts of Jack Haliwell of Pocatello, Idaho, and others professional baseball returned in 1929 with the birth of the Pioneer League.  Haliwell became President of the new circuit with 6 teams in Salt Lake City, Boise, Ogden, Pocatello, Twin Falls, and Lewiston, Idaho.

{Pioneer Baseball League} clubs continue to provide professional baseball and the best of family entertainment.  The Northern Colorado Owlz return to play and are joined by the Glacier Ridge Runners, playing in Montana's Flathead Valley, to result in a 10-team league (Billings Mustangs; Great Falls Voyagers; Missoula PaddleHeads; Idaho Falls Chukars; Boise Hawks; Ogden Raptors; Grand Junction Rockies; and Rocky Mountain Vibes).”

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The Idaho Falls Community Seats tradition continues in the 2022 season and Idaho Steel is proud to sponsor the Idaho Falls Chukars’ Community Section. Twenty tickets, for every home game, are given to various nonprofit organizations and community partners in the Eastern Idaho region, so they may experience the fun of Chukars baseball.

Baseball, like Idaho Steel, has a long history in Idaho Falls and we are grateful for the opportunity to share that history with others.

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