Sioux Falls Canaries
Professional baseball in Sioux Falls traces its roots all the way back to 1902. However, the current professional baseball team in Sioux Falls - The Sioux Falls Canaries - as they currently operate played their first season of baseball in 1993 when the Northern League was brought into existence. Home games have been played at the Birdcage (1001 Northwest Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104) since the team joined the Northern League in 1993.
In 2006, the Canaries became a part of the American Association of Professional Baseball and in 2008 the team won its first championship.
On March 12, 2021, Brian Slipka, small business leader, along with Anthony Albanese and Sam Swartz, co-founders of Duke Cannon Supply Co., purchased the Canaries through True North Sports LLC.
On May 6, 2021, Sioux Falls Canaries owners Brian Slipka and Anthony Albanese launched the “Canaries Community Fund,” an initiative of the Slipka Foundation, to support charitable organizations and causes in South Dakota.
For almost 30 years the Sioux Falls Canaries have been bringing a one-of-a-kind experience to families and baseball enthusiasts in the area. Since being purchased in 2021, the Canaries are now bringing “A Whole New Ballgame” to Sioux Falls.
The Sioux Falls Canaries are a member of the American Association of Professional Baseball – a 12 team league spanning from Winnipeg, Canada all the way to Cleburne, Texas. The American Association has an avid fan base across the central part of North America and is an MLB Partner League.
For more information on the American Association and its teams, check out its website below.