Marinelli Field

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Coordinates: 42°14′58″N 89°06′03″W / 42.249555°N 89.100924°W / 42.249555; -89.100924 Marinelli Field is a stadium in Rockford, Illinois located in Blackhawk Park and is overseen by the Rockford Park District. It is primarily used for baseball. It has served as the stadium for two minor league franchises:

  • Rockford RiverHawks (2002–2005)
  • Rockford Reds (1999)
  • Rockford Cubbies (1995–1998)
  • Rockford Royals (1993–1994)
  • Rockford Expos (1988–1992)

In addition, it is the current home of the amateur Rockford Foresters, a summer collegiate-league team.

The Rockford Expos, a farm team of the Montreal Expos, The Rockford Royals, a farm team of the Kansas City Royals, the Rockford Cubbies, a farm team of the Chicago Cubs and the Rockford Reds, a farm team of the Cincinnati Reds all preceded the organization's move to Dayton, Ohio to become the Dayton Dragons (2000–present)

WTVO-TV an ABC affiliate in Rockford, Illinois reported on Tuesday, September 16 that a group of Chicago area investors were looking to bring a Central Illinois Collegiate League (CICL) team to Rockford, which would play at Marinelli Field beginning in the summer of 2010. The group of Chicago area investors is known as Three Strikes Baseball Corp. In November 2009, the CICL announced that it would merge with a new summer collegiate league and form the new 11-team Prospect League.

The Rockford Foresters will return to play at Marinelli Field for the summer of 2012. The Foresters announced its team colors and logo on January 13, 2010.

Preceded by
Lanphier Park
Home of the
Rockford RiverHawks

2002 – 2005
Succeeded by
RiverHawks Stadium