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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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  • If you want to get a complete evening experience which is rated PG, this is a wonderful place to take your friends and family. A couple of tips, if you want to sit in protected seats , that is foul ba...  more »
  • The Cougars always put on a great show! There is always a ballpark employee near by for questions or assistance. Fantastic handicapped seating, never blocked by other fans! Plenty of available seats f...  more »
  • Great ballpark with great food and drink. Very family oriented. Clean with plenty of seating and parking. A wonderful family alternative to the "big" parks downtown.  more »
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  • This is a great place to go and watch a quality baseball game without having to sell your kidney to pay for the tickets. The Cougars are a good team and always have a good ball game. The firework shows here are also great.
  • Great place to spend the afternoon or evening with the family. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. They have a great Cancer Survivor Day every July with Northwestern Medicine Sponsoring.
  • What a great way to watch a baseball game. The field is family friendly with great activities planned between innings and the food is great. We were there on Thirsty Thursdays: $1 beers, pop and hot dogs.
  • Very nice minor league baseball experience close to Chicago. Excellent food and beverage options. Featuring nearby craft brewery Two Brothers.
  • Great time. Clean eatabhiment. All way have fun and live coming to the games. Cheap tickets and very friendly staff