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Bosse Field / Evansville Otters

It is one of the oldest ballparks still hosting baseball, a historic venue that still feels much as it did during its June 17, 1915 opening. Welcome to Evansville’s Bosse Field. FAST FACTS Opened: June 17, 1915Capacity: 7,180Dimensions: 315L, 415C, 315RSurface: GrassOwner: Evansville Vanderburgh School CorporationWebsite: evansvilleotters.comTicket Prices (2012): Field Box, $8; General Admission, $5.  […]

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Preview: Uni-Trade Stadium / Laredo Lemurs

The new home of the Laredo Lemurs (independent; American Association) is slated to open for the 2012 season. Capacity: 6,000 (3,940 fixed seats; berm space for 1,700; picnic space for 370), with club seatingSuites: 11 suites and a party suiteYear Opened: 2012 Cost: $18 million Owners: City of Laredo Architect: HKS, DallasConstruction: Leyendecker Construction, LaredoDimensions: […]

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The Corn Crib / Normal Cornbelters

It is the corniest ballpark in the independent leagues — which is saying a whole lot. While the Frontier League‘s Normal CornBelters made waves in America’s Heartland because of the team’s unusual marketing strategies and product placement, the real story is how team ownership and ballpark architects managed to create a mid-range ballpark on an […]

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Lawrence-Dumont Stadium / Wichita Wingnuts

You will take a step back in baseball history when you visit Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, located on the southwest edge of downtown Wichita. Home to the American Association’s Wichita Wingnuts and the National Baseball Congress (NBC), the 1934-built ballpark features a treasure trove of baseball history. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1934 Capacity: 6,400 (3,000 chairback seats, […]

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Skylands Park / Sussex Skyhawks

Welcome to the middle of nowhere. Sussex County, New Jersey, is tucked away in the northern tip of the state near the New York state line. It s not Bruce Springsteen’s gritty urban Jersey, but rather rolling hills and pastures. The ballpark, the former home of the New Jersey Cardinals, sits at the crossroads of […]

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Shaw Park / Winnipeg Goldeyes

There’s a certain type of ballpark currently in vogue in the minor leagues: a raised mezzanine packed with concession stands, with a grandstand sloping down to the playing field. There are many advantages to this layout: the mezzanine area can accommodate socializing and fans can hit the concession stands without missing any of the action. […]

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Alexian Field / Schaumburg Boomers

(Editor’s note: this was written when the Northern League’s Schaumburg Flyers occupied Alexian Field. In 2012 the Frontier League’s Schaumburg Boomers will begin play there. We’ll update this piece once the season begins.) FAST FACTS Capacity: 7,048 Year Opened: 1999 Cost: $19 million Owners: Village of Schaumburg and the Schaumburg Park District Dimensions: 355L, 400C, […]

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