Impact Field

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Impact Field
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LocationRosemont, Illinois, US
Coordinates41°58′39″N 87°52′15″W / 41.97750°N 87.87083°W / 41.97750; -87.87083Coordinates: 41°58′39″N 87°52′15″W / 41.97750°N 87.87083°W / 41.97750; -87.87083
OwnerVillage of Rosemont
Capacity6,300
Field sizeLeft Field: 313 feet (95 m)
Center Field: 388 feet (118 m)
Right Field: 289 feet (88 m)[1]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
OpenedMay 25, 2018; 6 months ago (2018-05-25)
Construction cost$60 million
ArchitectAECOM
Structural engineerTGRWA
Tenants
Chicago Dogs (AA) (2018–present)

Impact Field is a baseball park in Rosemont, Illinois, USA, which is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is the home of the Chicago Dogs, an independent league baseball team playing in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. It opened in 2018, and seats 6,300 people.[2] The ballpark features a double-sided digital scoreboard, which is visible to more than 70 million cars that travel on Interstate 294 each year.

In 2013, Bradley Stephens, the mayor of Rosemont, proposed the area of Impact Field as a possible site for a new Chicago Cubs stadium.[3] It is located near O'Hare International Airport, as well as Allstate Arena, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and the Fashion Outlets of Chicago.

In September 2017, Impact Networking, LLC purchased the naming rights to the ballpark over twelve years for an undisclosed sum.[4]

The Chicago Dogs played their first game at Impact Field on May 25, 2018. They lost to the visiting Kansas City T-Bones, 8–4, in front of a sell-out crowd of 6,317 people.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wessell, Todd (2017-09-13). "Owners Of New Minor League Team In Rosemont Tout Ballpark, Opportunity". Journal Online. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  2. ^ Bannon, Tim (July 28, 2017). "Rosemont's new baseball team gets a tasty name: Chicago Dogs". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Rogers, Phil (2013-03-18). "Rosemont Mayor Pitches New Stadium for Cubs". NBC Chicago. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  4. ^ Placek, Christopher (2017-09-13). "New Rosemont baseball stadium to be called Impact Field". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  5. ^ Reaven, Steve (May 24, 2018). "Chicago Dogs lose after ninth-inning collapse, but fans are winners at Impact Field". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 26, 2018.

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