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Capital Credit Union Park is a multi-purpose stadium in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, a suburb of Green Bay. The stadium is home to the Green Bay Booyah of the Northwoods League, a collegiate summer baseball league;[1] the Green Bay Voyageurs FC of USL League Two;[9][10] and a variety of community athletic and social events.[1] The Voyageurs christened the stadium with a 3-0 win over WSA Winnipeg on the morning of June 1, 2019 in a game postponed a day by rain.[7][8] Later that day, the Booyah lost their first-ever home opener 12-6 to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters.[11]

Capital Credit Union Park
Capital Credit Union Park is located in Wisconsin
Capital Credit Union Park
Capital Credit Union Park
Location within Wisconsin
Location2231 Holmgren Way, Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin[1]
Coordinates44°29′22″N 88°03′30″W / 44.48944°N 88.05833°W / 44.48944; -88.05833Coordinates: 44°29′22″N 88°03′30″W / 44.48944°N 88.05833°W / 44.48944; -88.05833
OwnerVillage of Ashwaubenon
OperatorBig Top Baseball
Executive suites6 indoor, 16-person suites[1]
Club with 200 exterior seats[2]
Capacity3,359
(expandable to 7,000)
Field sizeLeft Field: 338 feet (103 m)
Left Center Field: 415 feet (126 m)
Right Center Field: 386 feet (118 m)
Right Field: 282 feet (86 m)[2]
Surfaceartificial turf[3]
Scoreboard20 feet 7 inches (6.27 m) high (not yet operational)[2]
Construction
Broke groundSeptember 14, 2018[4]
BuiltSeptember 2018–May 2019[5]
OpenedJune 1, 2019 (2019-06-01)[7][8]
Construction cost$14 million[2]
ArchitectPendulum[6]
Project managerRODAC Construction[6]
Tenants
Green Bay Booyah (NWL) 2019–present
Green Bay Voyageurs FC (USL2) 2019–present

For baseball, site constraints limit the distances to center and right field, a problem addressed with a high outfield wall. The height of the wall was announced as 19-feet, 19-inches in a nod to the nearby Green Bay Packers' inaugural season in 1919,[12] but it has also been reported as 22 feet.[5] The wall is made of shipping containers, chosen as being relatively inexpensive and able to handle a high wind load.[3] Going along with the baseball team's name, the ballpark features the world's largest booyah kettle (2,000 gallons).[13]

Baseball team owner Big Top Baseball has committed to a 23-year lease, paying $500,000 up-front[2] and $205,000 annually for five years followed by 1% increases annually for the remaining years.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "New for 2019: Capital Credit Union Park". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. July 17, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Reichard, Kevin (June 4, 2019). "Green Bay Booyah's Capital Credit Union Park Opens". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Boneske, Kevin (August 1, 2018). "Board approves site plan for new Bullfrogs stadium". The Press Times. Green Bay, Wisconsin. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Spedden, Zach (September 17, 2018). "Ground Broken on Capital Credit Union Park". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Green Bay Booyah stadium to feature shipping container wall". WLUK-TV. January 16, 2019. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Bollier, Jeff (February 27, 2018). "Ashwaubenon approves Bullfrogs stadium plans". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Gannett Company. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Gleffe, Murray (June 1, 2019). "Violent weather suspends Voyageurs opening night". The Press Times. Green Bay, Wisconsin. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Gleffe, Murray (June 1, 2019). "Voyageurs victorious in soccer opener". The Press Times. Green Bay, Wisconsin. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "Green Bay To Launch USL League Two Club In 2019" (Press release). USL League Two. October 27, 2018. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  10. ^ Bollier, Jeff (February 9, 2019). "Green Bay's soccer team has a name, crest and colors its maiden voyage". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Gannett Company. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Palzewic, Rich (June 2, 2019). "Booyah open season at new ballpark". The Press Times. Green Bay, Wisconsin. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  12. ^ Bollier, Jeff (July 17, 2018). "New stadium, new name: Bullfrogs unveil Ashwaubenon plans, 'name the team' contest". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Gannett Company. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  13. ^ Jeff Bollier, Jeff (November 14, 2018). "Bullfrogs celebrate new name with free booyah Saturday". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Gannett Company. Retrieved February 12, 2019.

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