Wuerfel Park

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Coordinates: 44°40′54″N 85°39′38″W / 44.68173°N 85.660615°W / 44.68173; -85.660615

Wuerfel Park
Location 333 Stadium Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
Owner Wuerfel Sports Development, LLC
Capacity 3,518; expandable to 4,200
Field size

Left: 320 feet (97.5 m)

Left Center: 390 feet (118.9 m)

Center: 400 feet (121.9 m)

Right Center: 390 feet (118.9 m)

Right: 320 feet (97.5 m)
Broke ground 2004
Opened May 24, 2006
Construction cost $6 million
Architect William C. Fuller
Traverse City Beach Bums (2005-present)

Wuerfel Park is a 4,660-seat multi-use entertainment facility in Blair Township, Michigan, USA, that hosted its first regular season baseball game on May 24, 2006, as the tenants of the facility, the Traverse City Beach Bums,[1] took on the Kalamazoo Kings. It was built as a new home of the Beach Bums baseball team, the first in Traverse City in 93 years. The ballpark is located on a 26-acre (110,000 m2) site adjacent from the Chums Village commerce park, three miles (5 km) south of Traverse City near the intersection of US 31 and M-37. The PA Announcer is Tim Moeggenburg.

The groundbreaking for Wuerfel Park took place in late 2004 and was completed in time for the Beach Bums' inaugural 2006 season. The ballpark's façade resembles that of a resort hotel, a feature unique to baseball stadium architecture. John and Leslye Wuerfel, owners of Wuerfel Resorts and of the Beach Bums, designed Wuerfel Park to reference the region's resort industry and to their own type of business.[2]


Events and tenants
Preceded by
Champion Window Field
Host of the FL All-Star Game
Wuerfel Park

Succeeded by
Road Ranger Stadium