Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium

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Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium
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Inside Fox Cities Stadium (June 9, 2006)
Full name Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium
Former names Fox Cities Stadium (1995–2007)
Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium (2007–2013)
Location 2400 North Casaloma Drive
P.O. Box 7464
Appleton, WI 54913
Coordinates 44°17′01″N 88°28′07″W / 44.283524°N 88.468742°W / 44.283524; -88.468742Coordinates: 44°17′01″N 88°28′07″W / 44.283524°N 88.468742°W / 44.283524; -88.468742
Owner Fox Cities Sports Authority
Operator Appleton Baseball Club, Inc.
Capacity 5,900 (2013–present)
5,500 (1995–2012)
Field size Left Field: 325 ft (99 m)
Center Field: 400 ft (122 m)
Right Field: 325 ft (99 m)
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground August 17, 1994
Opened April 20, 1995[3]
Construction cost $5.5 million
($8.51 million in 2015 dollars[1])
Architect HNTB[2]
General contractor Oscar J. Boldt Construction
Tenants
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MWL) (1995–present)

Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium (originally called Fox Cities Stadium) is a baseball park in Appleton, Wisconsin. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, a Midwest League team which functions as the Class A minor league baseball affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Since 2000, it has also hosted the NCAA Division III College World Series. The stadium was built in 1995, and now holds 5,900 people. It is also the host of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association High School Spring Baseball Championship.

History[edit]

On March 9, 2007, Time Warner Cable, which provides TV and internet service to the local area and broadcasts Timber Rattlers games on their local cable sports channel, signed a 10-year naming rights deal.[4] Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In December of 2013 Time Warner opted out of the final three years of the deal. In January 2014 Neuroscience Group, a local neurology practice, reached a 10-year deal for naming rights. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.[5]

Renovations[edit]

In November 2012 the stadium began a major renovation that was completed in 2013. This allows for functions such as weddings or large meetings on a year-round basis.[6]

Outside Fox Cities Stadium (June 5, 2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Ostrowski, Jeff (July 26, 1999). "Major Firms Playing in the Minors Too". SportsBusiness Journal. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ Gardiner, Charles F. (April 21, 1995). "Batter Up: Appleton Fans Fill New Park on a Soggy Day". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ Christopherson, Brett (March 9, 2007). "Rattlers Sell Field-Naming Rights". The Post-Crescent (Appleton). Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ Penzenstadler, Nick (January 15, 2014). "Timber Rattlers Name Neuroscience Group New Corporate Partner". The Post-Crescent (Appleton). Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2013 Stadium Renovations". Minor League Baseball. October 3, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 

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