Melaleuca Field is a stadium in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the Idaho Falls Chukars Minor League Baseball team. It was built during the Pioneer League 2006-07 offseason. American Legion and local high school games are also played at the field.Plan to visit Melaleuca Field and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Idaho Falls attractions using our Idaho Falls trip planning site.
By 2004, the old stadium that used to sit on the same lot, McDermott Field, was outdated, deteriorating, and viewed as an unsuitable baseball venue. In May of that year, the Chukars approached the City of Idaho Falls about a major renovation; the estimated cost was $3.35 million. After the city agreed to allocate $2 million toward the project, the Chukars started a "Step Up To The Plate" fundraising campaign to come up with the remaining $1.35 million. Despite a fundraising campaign launched by the city of Idaho Falls, a sharp rise in anticipated construction costs resulted in a budget shortfall of half a million dollars. Idaho Falls multi-level marketing company Melaleuca donated $600,000 to complete the construction and the stadium was renamed Melaleuca Field on June 22, 2007.
The old McDermott Field stadium was torn down on October 30, 2006, and the new Melaleuca Field stadium was dedicated on June 22, 2007. The new stadium includes a seating capacity of 3,400, eight luxury boxes, two large concession booths, and a sponsored hot tub on the right field line.
The grandstand includes 1,200 box seats, 1,459 bench seats with backs, eight custom suites with balcony seating, a large press box, two large concession booths, a souvenir shop and various offices. The playing surface is natural grass (Kentucky bluegrass).
Melaleuca Field reviews
It is a great place to watch a baseball game. The seats allow you to see the action. The food is good. more »
The Idaho Falls Chukars are the rookie advanced team for the Kansas City Royals. They play in the Pioneer league. We attended two games while on vacation. This is a really great minor league... more »
Loved the Chukars! Great food, box seats are really comfortable, staff was kind and fun, not a bad seat in the whole place! Great place for a date night!
Small town meets national pastime. Chuckars baseball represents Idaho falls in the regional rookie baseball league. Come expecting to have a good time and enjoyable experience but do not expect MLB level play. The stadium is nice and I recommend you spend the extra couple of bucks for the box seats (versus bench seating)... Good family friendly event for summer evenings...
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