Midwest League
 
FIFTH THIRD BALLPARK
COMSTOCK PARK, MICHIGAN
WEST MICHIGAN WHITECAPS                               
FIRST USRT VISIT: JULY, 2003

Located a few minutes north of downtown Grand Rapids in
neighboring Comstock Park, this venue has all the bells and whistles
of the modern park, including a video board, suites, plenty of party
decks and massive food selection. Pete's favorite, the fried twinkie,
on sale here! Ballpark opened in 1994 and added outfield seating
and amenities in later years. Team celebrates community's heritage
as a major player in the defunct Women's Professional Baseball
League with some great exhibits.
 
OLDSMOBILE PARK
LANSING, MICHIGAN
LANSING LUGNUTS                                           
FIRST USRT VISIT: SEPTEMBER, 2006

Here is your typical downtown minor league ballpark, just four blocks
south of the state capital building in Lansing. What makes this
ballpark unique and somewhat quirky are two things - the stadium is
tightly wedged into a city block, and the baseball diamond fans out
towards city streets bisecting the venue on either side. So the two foul
poles are practically on the sidewalks; This also means some odd
field dimensions, including 30 foot high walls in each corner. The
concourses are lined with artifacts and memorabilia of Oldsmobile
products, and concession stands all bear automotive themes.
 
CLASSIC PARK
EASTLAKE, OHIO
LAKE COUNTY CAPTAINS                                              
FIRST USRT VISIT: JUNE, 2003

2003 was the inaugural season for this team here in the eastern
suburbs of Cleveland, and fans here have really taken to their newest
team! It really helps having a sparkling new ballpark. Here they have
really done it up right, with a single concourse overlooking the field,
lawn seating, outfield bleacher seating, a tiered picnic area and party
decks. And yes --- a video board, at single A!!! Just a splendid
place to enjoy baseball, and the parent Cleveland Indians are just a
few miles to the west.
 
FIFTH THIRD FIELD
DAYTON, OHIO
DAYTON DRAGONS                                                       
FIRST USRT VISIT: JUNE, 2013

Here in Dayton they enjoy a record of consecutive sellouts that goes
back more than a decade. And why not! Fifth Third Field sits
downtown amidst historic warehouses, close to a riverfront park
where fountains nestled in the river shoot out plumes of water. Nice
interpretive markers dot the adjoining streets.
 
BOWLING GREEN BALLPARK
BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY
BOWLING GREEN HOT RODS
FIRST USRT VISIT: JUNE, 2015

Its a nice and cozy little ballpark with very little baseball history, as the
Hot Rods began play here in 2009. Located in downtown, parking is
ample, there are a few eateries within walking distance, and the best
attraction is the National Corvette Museum located just outside of
town.
 
FIFTH THIRD BANK BALLPARK
GENEVA, ILLINOIS
KANE COUNTY COUGARS                                               
FIRST USRT VISIT: JUNE, 2015

Probably the best thing about this ballpark is the Chicago branding
here in this bedroom community west of the Windy City. One can find
the Sheffield Grille, the Waveland Cafe, the Clark and Addison BBQ,
and down the third base side, an actually beer cooler with an
attendant offering suggestions on local craft beer selections. Good
venue to add on to a Chicago MLB swing.
 
FOUR WINDS FIELD
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA
SOUTH BEND CUBS                                                         
FIRST USRT VISIT: JUNE, 2015

The signature element? How about a team store in a separate
structure down the left field line, which was once a synagogue. Now
on the National Register of Historic Places, the building still has all
the look and feel of a house of worship. This sparkling and roomy
stadium is tucked into a clean and safe downtown area. Check out
the tiki hut in left field.
 
PARKVIEW FIELD
FORT WAYNE, INDIANA
FORT WAYNE TIN CAPS                                                   
FIRST USRT VISIT: JUNE, 2015

The team used to play in dank and dreary Memorial Stadium, then
came downtown to a sparkling new ballpark, were rebranded the Tin
Caps in tribute to Johnny Appleseed, and dessert items featuring
apples are in abundance. An interesting feature of the venue is an
apartment building with ground floor restaurants, incorporated right
into the left field concourse, with patio dining along the concourse
walkway.
 
PERFECT GAME FIELD
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA
CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS                                 
FIRST USRT VISIT: SEPTEMBER, 2015

The stadium sits in a mixed industrial and residential area about a
mile of of town. The minor league hockey arena and high school
sports facilities surround the ballpark. Inside, a rebuilt ballpark offers
a walk of fame along the main concourse, and a pretty ordinary game
day experience.
 
DOW DIAMOND
MIDLAND, MICHIGAN
GREAT LAKES LOONS                                       
FIRST USRT VISIT: SEPTEMBER, 2015

Opulent. Elegant. Glitzy. Fire pits grace the outfield walkways, and
cozy fireplaces adorn the club concourses. The Dow Diamond raises
the bar for comfort, game day entertainment, a cool mascot, food, and
the total ballpark panorama. Enjoy the Founders Garden outside the
stadium, a pleasant and bucolic walking experience.
 
FOX CITIES STADIUM
APPLETON WISCONSIN
WISCONSIN TIMBER RATTLERS
FIRST USRT VISIT: MAY, 2016

Located in Green Bay Packers country, the venue is also the host of
the annual NCAA Division III college world series. Fans actually
tailgate here in the parking lots outside the stadium, brats and
cheese are a must, and just like their MLB counterpart in Milwaukee,
they do "Roll Out The Barrel" during the 7th inning stretch.
  FORMER VENUES
 
 
C.O .BROWN STADIUM
BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN
BATTLE CREEK YANKEES                                      
FIRST USRT VISIT: JULY, 2003

Great stadium without all the silly hype. Free parking outside.
Enthusiastic fans here make a lot of noise for their home team.
Stadium is located in a municipal park north of the city sporting a
number of adjoining baseball diamonds. Some design elements of
the building, including an extended left field seating area with wooden
deck seating, kind of mimic Fenway Park. Battle Creek is the world
headquarters for Kellogg's, and their presence is felt everywhere in this
nice and clean city. Team was since renamed the Southwest Michigan
Devil Rays and are vacating this venue at the conclusion of the 2006
season.
 
MEMORIAL STADIUM
FORT WAYNE, INDIANA
FORT WAYNE WIZARDS                                            
FIRST USRT VISIT: JULY, 2003

Located northeast of the city center,Memorial Stadium is part of a
complex that also includes Memorial Coliseum, home for their minor
league hockey and arena football teams. Clean and new stadium but
no covered areas to protect from the beating sun or the elements.
Three concession areas actually face the in seat aisle in the seating
bowl, so fans can get their refreshments and watch the action at the
same time.