Standard Bank Stadium

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Coordinates: 41°38′13″N 87°43′54″W / 41.637056°N 87.731688°W / 41.637056; -87.731688

Standard Bank Stadium
Former names Hawkinson Ford Field (1999-2006) Hawk Ford Field (2007)
Location 14011 Kenton Avenue, Crestwood, IL 60445
Owner Village of Crestwood
Capacity 3,200
Field size

Left Field Foul Line: 330 feet

Left Field Gap: 375 feet

Center Field: 390 feet

Right Field Gap: 375 feet

Right Field Foul Line: 330 feet
Surface Synthetic Turf
Broke ground 1997
Opened 1999
Architect Devine deFlon Yaeger
Windy City ThunderBolts (FL) (1999-present)

Standard Bank Stadium is a baseball field located in Crestwood, Illinois. The stadium was built in 1999 and holds 3,200 people. It is the home field of the 2007 and 2008 Frontier League [1] Windy City ThunderBolts.


The park features one of the few minor league baseball stadium upper decks in the country. The park was built for the Cook County Cheetahs. However, new ownership changed the name of the team into the current Windy City ThunderBolts.


The name change brought renovations to the ballpark between 2004 and 2006 including a new fan deck on the first base side, a beer garden, a new kids zone down the left field line, and a new ticket office also down the left field line. The ballpark was originally called Hawkinson Ford Field until the 2007 season when the park's name was modified to Hawk Ford Field. The most recent name change, which will remain for the foreseeable future, occurred during the 2007 season on August 13, when the naming rights were sold to Standard Bank. A new scoreboard/videoboard system was added toward the end of the 2014 season and in 2015 the old grass playing surface was removed and a new synthetic turf field with new drainage system was installed.[2] The renovations make the facility a multi-sport & concert arena available 10 months a year.


  1. ^ "Windy City Thunderbolts". The Frontier League. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Milar, Steve. "Windy City ThunderBolts like new turf at Standard Bank Stadium". The Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
T.R. Hughes Ballpark
Host of the FL All-Star Game
Hawkinson Ford Field

Succeeded by
Homer Stryker Field