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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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • Away from any city center. Very difficult to get to the day we had tickets. Terrible detour when we were almost there at the railroad which shunted use onto a slow moving local road. The "last mile" t...  more »
Google
  • Always fun to go and see the Cougars play. Stadium is nice and admission is reasonable but they nail you on the food and drink. Be prepared to shell out a hefty amount to eat and drink.
  • Great atmosphere. Awesome fireworks when they have them. Theme nights are always fun. Not too expensive for game and food. Great beer selection.
  • Attended a Kane County Cougars game at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 34w002 Cherry Ln, Geneva, IL 60134 and had an awesome time! This is a fun place to go with a couple of friends or even a large group. Lots of family friendly activities are on tap and lots of special nights are held at the ballpark.
  • Great ball park. Nice food courts. Seating is never too far from anything. Parking is fantastic
  • Eating, drinking and socializing while in the outfield decks is a wonderful way to spend am evening. Plenty of activities just outside it to keep little ones entertained as well.