Northwestern Medicine Field, Geneva

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Northwestern Medicine Field is a baseball field located in Geneva, Illinois. The stadium was built in 1991 and holds 10,923 people. It is the home of the Kane County Cougars.HistoryNorthwestern Medicine Field was originally named after Philip B. Elfstrom, the former Kane County Forest Preserve President, and the person most responsible for bringing minor league baseball to Kane County.The stadium serves as the friendly home of the Kane County Cougars, an Arizona Diamondbacks affiliated Class A minor league baseball team. The stadium was constructed in 1991, and in 2001 the Cougars set a league attendance record of 523,222. On May 3, 2012 or "5/3 day", the stadium was officially renamed Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.On June 18, 2012, it was the home for the 2012 Midwest League All-Star Game. It was the fourth All-Star held in the stadium; the first was in 2000.The ballpark was renamed Northwestern Medicine Field on November 15, 2016, in a five-year naming rights deal with Northwestern Medicine.RenovationsIn 2008, the stadium underwent a $10.5 million renovation project that added a second level seating area, covered concourse, and skybox suites among other amenities. It finished in time for the start of the 2009 baseball season.In 2014, the Cougars announced that additional capital improvements would be made in time for the 2015 baseball season, including a climate-controlled cage that will also have a weight room and a video-room, allowing access for Cougars and field staff to develop and evaluate players. Also under construction is a high-definition videoboard, which will show promotions, highlights, and instant replays, as well as construction of a premium seating area on the lower-seating bowl area of the ballpark. A pavilion will also be erected to be used predominately for music during game-day, as well as events such as the Cougars' Ballpark Concert Series and non-game-day events, as well. These forthcoming renovations are said to further "modernize" Fifth Third Bank Ballpark and to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the stadium as well.
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  • Very family friendly and affordable minor league baseball park. The players are still act like real people and some of them are actually good ball players. Food is good and reasonably priced. Plenty o...  more »
  • The wife and I go once a year to the Kane County Cougars game. This years game was against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. It was a slow start for the Cougars, but at the end they were victorious. It i...  more »
  • Came to town to watch our local team play the Kane County Cougars. The Stadium was easy to get to and parking was a reasonable $5.00. We picked up our tickets at Will Call and had no problems whatsoev...  more »
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  • I've only been here once, but thoroughly enjoyed it. The complaint I had was the difficulty hearing things being announced and it seemed a little ill-kept. People who worked there were very nice, it was over-all aesthetically pleasing. I'd go again.
  • This is a fun little ballpark. The staff is friendly, the restrooms are clean and the concessions are varied (try the grilled area!) With decently priced game tickets and cheap parking, it's a great place to take the kids to the ballgame, especially on one of the many themed nights!
  • First game the other night and I can say I was impressed with the quaint little ballpark tucked away in the forest preserve. Parking was cheap and easy. Dollar hot dog, beer and soda night is the way to go. We will be back. Fans for life!
  • Great food. Nice ballpark. Ushers on third base side we're gruff and not having fun. No place to play catch with the kids. $5 to park but easy in and out. Good crowds.
  • What a fun day seeing the Cougars play baseball today! Did you know that Kyle Schwarber is a former Cougar? Mondays are $5 seats for lawn and reserved seats. I went with my daughter and my grandsons 2 1/2 and 5. We had a fun time and left during the 7th as the kids were out of gas. The stands were quite full. Food selections good to better, and a number of beer choices. Some games on the field between innings. It was a good game, with plenty of hits and runs to have fun. Parking was $5. This is so much better with well behaved fans compared to the pros. No matter where you sit, you don't feel far from the action. Well worth the trip day or evening!!

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