Harry C. Pohlman Field

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Coordinates: 42°32′07″N 89°00′29″W / 42.53539°N 89.007947°W / 42.53539; -89.007947

Harry C. Pohlman Field
Telfer Park
Pohlman Field.jpg
Location 2301 Skyline Drive
Beloit, Wisconsin
United States
Owner City of Beloit
Operator Beloit Professional Baseball Association
Capacity 3,501
Field size Left Field: 325 feet (99 m)
Center Field: 380 feet (120 m)
Right Field: 325 feet (99 m)
Surface Natural Grass (3.1 acres (1.3 ha))
Construction
Broke ground 1981
Opened April 14, 1982
Renovated 1995
Tenants
Beloit Snappers (MWL) (1982–present)
Beloit Memorial H. S.
Beloit American Legion

Harry C. Pohlman Field is a baseball field located in Beloit, Wisconsin, United States. The stadium was built in 1982 and holds 3,501 people. It is the home of the Beloit Snappers (formerly the Beloit Brewers) minor league baseball team of the Class A Midwest League.

The Beloit Memorial High School and Beloit American Legion baseball teams both play their home games there as well.

History[edit]

The ballpark's construction began in 1981 and was completed in April 1982. Its name was originally Telfer Park until the 1987 season until it was named after Harry C. Pohlman, who was a long-time coach in the Beloit school system and in American Legion Baseball. He was also an original member of the Beloit Brewers board of directors. The stadium hosted the Midwest League All-Star Game in 1986.[1]

Seating capacity[edit]

The seating capacity has been as follows:[1]

  • 3,100 (1982–1985)
  • 3,800 (1986–1989)
  • 3,100 (1990)
  • 3,200 (1991–1996)
  • 3,501 (1997–present)

Improvements[edit]

After the 2012 season, the city of Beloit appropriated $100,000 in order to completely redo the outfield. The outfield was raised and leveled with the infield and a new sprinkler system was installed.[2] After the 2013 season, the concrete making up the concourses was repaired.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harry C. Pohlman Field at Telfer Park". MWLguide. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Zinck, Shaun (December 8, 2012). "Pohlman Field's Makeover Done". Beloit Daily News. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ Zinck, Shaun (October 3, 2013). "Pohlman Field Work Nears Completion". Beloit Daily News. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 

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