A proposed overhaul of Fox Cities Stadium, home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Low Class A; Midwest League) will add a second level to the seating bowl and revamp the ballpark exterior.
As we reported yesterday, added to the second level would be six suites, a banquet area and club seating to the mix, with additional concessions, an expanded customer-service area, an expanded team store, upgraded team offices and a wraparound concourse on the main level. From what it sounds like the expansion will be similar to the expansion the Kane County Cougars (Low Class A; Midwest League) undertook several years ago to good effect.
The renovation would also revamp the ballpark’s exterior, making it more inviting to fans.
The Fox Cities Amateur Sports Authority would borrow the money for the project (with a projected budget between $5.5 million and $6 million), but increased rent paid by the Timber Rattlers over the next 10 years would cover the cost of renovations. Also a part of the mix: $400,000 in tourism funds from the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau if approved by the Grand Chute Town Board.
Kansas City-based Pendulum Studio will oversee the renovation.
Image courtesy Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
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