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Elfstrom Stadium renovations on schedule

The new upper deck at the home of the Kane County Cougars is in place, ready for April opening.
Work continues on the addition of a second deck to Elfstrom Stadium, the home of the Kane County Cougars (Low Class A; Midwest League), and the team expects it to be fully finished before the April opening.

The $10.5 million construction project add a second-level seating area, covered concourse and skybox suites to Elfstrom Stadium in 2009. The Cougars are paying for the upgrades; the work is being done by Ream-Hauser Architects and Skender Construction.

The addition of a second deck and covered concourse will dramatically change the nature of the ballpark: what been a totally open seating bowl will now benefit from some sorely needed shade — a must for those hot August home games — and the team will benefit from some new revenue streams. The 10 suites will feature flat-screen TVs and your standard appointments. In addition, the second level will contain a party suite for groups.

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