Saturday, December 7, 2013

Time Warner Cable Field - Grand Chute, Wisconsin - Midwest League

Posted by William Lee Coleman III | Saturday, December 7, 2013 | Category: |

     I thought these photos were lost but better late then never. Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium is the home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.. The Rattlers are the Midwest League ( Low A Level)  affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The stadium is located in Grand Chute, Wisconsin. The stadium opened in 1995, under went a name change in 2007, and finally a major renovation in 2012. My visit came about towards the end of the renovation and I enjoyed the simplicity of the stadium. 

Stadium Rating: 4 

This stadium was a mess on the outside.

I had no clue until I arrived that this stadium was under renovation.

I do not see the relationship between the Brewers and Wisconsin Timer Rattlers ending anytime soon.

The Main Entrance and it is always nice when gates open an hour and half before game time.

Autographing: 5

It took awhile for the locals to warm up to me graphing on their turf. It helped that I called Brandon Drury over.

I sat behind Ryan Gibbard and had him sign cards in between innings.

Hard to believe that this field was covered in snow two weeks prior to my visit. This was the warmest day on my trip.

Pricing: 3 

The food was very expensive in this stadium and disappointing. They did have a souvenir cup.

 This was also the largest crowd from my trip.

The stadium featured a ton of bleacher seating which I dislike. 

Probably the worse seat in the house when your sitting down.

 Baseball Atmosphere: 5

With the way this stadiums draws, I expect the berm to be replaced with more seating sections in the future. The crowd on my visit rivaled many crowds I seen inside Double A stadiums. The attendance was 4,934.

View from the outfield concourse. 

Sadly, the outfield concourse ends midway out in center field.

The most absurd thing in the park: The Super Ropes: Beach Area.

The coolest thing I saw on my trip. 

Each bullpen player got the loot in between innings.

 They were getting an easy $3.00 to $5.00  an inning.


The stadium does feature a boring backdrop.

There really isn't much to this stadium.

The biggest drawback to this stadium is the concourse. Its too narrow.

Its going to cost you $18.00 for this view. The seats are padded !

Last year at the time of my visit, this view was not possible.

The best seat in the house in my opinion.

 After exploring the stadium, I watched the last three innings from my $12.00 box seat.

This is how you do a team autograph signing. I had enough time to go thru the line several times. Mitch Haniger left early only to return the last five minutes of the signing. Clint Coulter wouldn't sign the one card I had.

Apparently, they do these signings every Sunday after the game.

The biggest part of the renovation was the addition of the second level behind home plate.


Currently have 8 comments:

  1. This doesn't look like that bad of a stadium to visit for it being low a. It seems like there are a fair amount of people that go to games.

  2. This doesn't look like that bad of a stadium for being low a. It appears that there is a fair amount of people that go to the games.

  3. this is cool that they sign on every sunday

  4. This is a great idea for a blog! Why wouldn't Coulter sign?

  5. Awesome Read!!

  6. this is a nice park. i love what the bullpen players do. that is so funny. it is awesome that the players sign after every game on sunday. overall a nice looking stadium. i think the beach in center is cool

  7. That's pretty neat. I LOVE the idea of the signing every Sunday. Thanks for sharing this with us.