Indoor and Arena Football History
Idaho/Boise StallionsLeague: Indoor Professional Football League (IPFL)
Home: Boise, Idaho
The IPFL's first expansion team, the Idaho Stallions were owned in part by PIFL founder Dick Suess, who stepped out of the league office when Mike Storen became commissioner. Stallions fans saw plenty of fireworks in the team's inaugural season, but an explosive offense couldn't offset the league's worst defense during a 6-10 campaign. Defense proved to be a problem the following season as well as the franchise slumped to a 5-11 mark.
Changing their name to the Boise Stallions, the wheels fell off in 2001 as ownership trouble plagued the franchise and several late-season games had to be cancelled. The team slipped to 3-9, allowing a league-high 43.6 points per game. In an interesting experiment, the Stallions played several 2001 home games on a grass field that was set up in their home arena.