Copeland Park

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"The Lumber Yard" redirects here. For the retail location for lumber, see Lumber yard.
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Coordinates: 43°50′11″N 91°15′05″W / 43.836284°N 91.251358°W / 43.836284; -91.251358

Copeland Park
The Lumber Yard
Location 800 Copeland Ave. La Crosse, Wisconsin
Owner City of La Crosse
Capacity 3,550
Field size Left: 325 feet (99 m), Center: 365 feet (111 m), Right: 315 feet (96 m)
Surface Grass
Opened 2003
Tenants
La Crosse Loggers (NWL) (2003-Present)
UW-La Crosse (NCAA) (2014-)

Copeland Park, also referred to as "The Lumber Yard," is a stadium in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the La Crosse Loggers baseball team. The current stadium was built in 2003, although a substantially smaller baseball diamond existed at the site prior to the construction of the new ballpark. At the time of its construction, the stadium held approximately 2,000 people;[1] however, the success of the Loggers prompted expansions to the grandstand, bringing the capacity to its current 3,550 people.[2] The field dimensions are 325 ft. to left field, 365 ft. to center, and 315 ft. to right.

Future[edit]

On May 10, 2012 the La Crosse Loggers and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse athletic department announced a partnership to allow for the UW-La Crosse baseball team to play at Copeland Park. In exchange, the venue will see upgrades of an artificial turf infield, a videoboard addition to the scoreboard in left field and batting cages.[3] UW-La Crosse is expected to begin playing at Copeland Park in 2014.[4]

Notable events[edit]

Copeland Park hosted the 2006 Northwoods League All-Star Game on July 12, 2006. The North Division defeated the South Division 3-2 in 11 innings in front of 3,413 fans, the second-largest crowd in the game's history.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ballpark Visits: Copeland Park". Retrieved 2006-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Wisconsin's Premier Sporting Venues". Retrieved 2006-07-16. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ http://www.news8000.com/news/lumberyard-to-get-new-turf-field/-/326/21256094/-/7x4chn/-/index.html
  5. ^ Badzinski, Joel (2006-07-13). "North wins NWL All-Star game in 11 innings". La Crosse Tribune. Retrieved 2006-07-16. 

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