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Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium

Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium, formerly Fox Cities Stadium (1995-2007), and Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium (2007-2013), is a baseball park in Grand Chute, Wisconsin (although the address is for Appleton, Wisconsin).[5] It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, a Midwest League team which functions as the Class A minor league baseball affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The stadium also hosts a few music concerts each year. From 2000 until 2018, it hosted the NCAA Division III College World Series; the contract to host the event ran out in 2018 and the stadium chose to not renew the contract due to the expanded D-III playoffs schedule conflcting with the Timber Rattlers' schedule.[6] The stadium was built in 1995, and now holds 5,900 people. It is also the host of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association High School Spring Baseball Championship.[7]

Neuroscience Group Field
at Fox Cities Stadium
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Inside Fox Cities Stadium (June 9, 2006)
Full nameNeuroscience Group Field
at Fox Cities Stadium
Former namesFox Cities Stadium (1995–2007)
Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium (2007–2013)
Location2400 North Casaloma Drive
P.O. Box 7464
Appleton, WI 54913
Located in Grand Chute, Wisconsin,[1]
Coordinates44°17′01″N 88°28′07″W / 44.283524°N 88.468742°W / 44.283524; -88.468742Coordinates: 44°17′01″N 88°28′07″W / 44.283524°N 88.468742°W / 44.283524; -88.468742
OwnerFox Cities Sports Authority
OperatorAppleton Baseball Club, Inc.
Capacity5,900 (2013–present)
5,500 (1995–2012)
Field sizeLeft Field: 325 ft (99 m)
Center Field: 400 ft (122 m)
Right Field: 325 ft (99 m)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundAugust 17, 1994
OpenedApril 20, 1995[4]
Construction cost$5.5 million
($9.04 million in 2018 dollars[2])
ArchitectHNTB[3]
General contractorOscar J. Boldt Construction
Tenants
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MWL) (1995–present)
NCAA Division III College World Series (2000–2018)

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HistoryEdit

On March 9, 2007, Time Warner Cable, which provides TV and internet service to the local area and broadcasts Timber Rattlers games on their local cable sports channel, signed a 10-year naming rights deal.[8] Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In December 2013 Time Warner opted out of the final three years of the deal. In January 2014 Neuroscience Group, a local neurology practice, reached a 10-year deal for naming rights. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.[9]

RenovationsEdit

In November 2012 the stadium began a major renovation that was completed in 2013. This allows for functions such as weddings or large meetings on a year-round basis.[10]

 
Outside Fox Cities Stadium (June 5, 2006)

ReferencesEdit

  • "Fox Cities Stadium". Minor League Baseball. February 1, 2006. Retrieved September 18, 2008.
  1. ^ "Town Of Grand Chute WI Demographic Data and Boundary Map". wisconsin.hometownlocator.com. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Ostrowski, Jeff (July 26, 1999). "Major Firms Playing in the Minors Too". SportsBusiness Journal. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  4. ^ Gardiner, Charles F. (April 21, 1995). "Batter Up: Appleton Fans Fill New Park on a Soggy Day". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  5. ^ "Grand Chute Map" (PDF). Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Cedar Rapids' Memorial Stadium to be the new home for the D-III World Series in 2019". D3baseball. 18 April 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  7. ^ Association, Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic. "Baseball - Spring | Sports | Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association". www.wiaawi.org. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  8. ^ Christopherson, Brett (March 9, 2007). "Rattlers Sell Field-Naming Rights". The Post-Crescent. Appleton. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  9. ^ Penzenstadler, Nick (January 15, 2014). "Timber Rattlers Name Neuroscience Group New Corporate Partner". The Post-Crescent. Appleton. Archived from the original on May 25, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  10. ^ "2013 Stadium Renovations". Minor League Baseball. October 3, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2014.

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