Impact Field
LocationRosemont, Illinois, US
Coordinates41°58′39″N 87°52′15″W / 41.97750°N 87.87083°W / 41.97750; -87.87083Coordinates: 41°58′39″N 87°52′15″W / 41.97750°N 87.87083°W / 41.97750; -87.87083
OwnerVillage of Rosemont
Capacity6,300
Field sizeLeft Field: 312 feet (95 m)
Center Field: 390 feet (120 m)
Right Field: 294 feet (90 m)[1]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
OpenedMay 25, 2018; 2 years ago (2018-05-25)
Construction cost$60 million
ArchitectAECOM
Structural engineerTGRWA
Tenants
Chicago Dogs (AA) (2018–present)

Impact Field is a baseball park in Rosemont, Illinois, USA, which is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is the home of the Chicago Dogs, an independent league baseball team playing in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. It opened in 2018, and seats 6,300 people.[2] The ballpark features a double-sided digital scoreboard, which is visible to more than 70 million cars that travel on Interstate 294 each year.

In 2013, Bradley Stephens, the mayor of Rosemont, proposed the area of Impact Field as a possible site for a new Chicago Cubs stadium.[3] It is located near O'Hare International Airport, as well as Allstate Arena, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and the Fashion Outlets of Chicago.

In September 2017, Impact Networking, a provider of business technology services, purchased the naming rights to the ballpark over 12 years for an undisclosed sum.[4]

The Chicago Dogs played their first game at Impact Field on May 25, 2018. They lost to the visiting Kansas City T-Bones, 8–4, in front of a sell-out crowd of 6,317 people.[5]

References

  1. ^ Wessell, Todd (September 13, 2017). "Owners Of New Minor League Team In Rosemont Tout Ballpark, Opportunity". Journal Online. Retrieved September 15, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Bannon, Tim (July 28, 2017). "Rosemont's new baseball team gets a tasty name: Chicago Dogs". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 26, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Rogers, Phil (March 18, 2013). "Rosemont Mayor Pitches New Stadium for Cubs". NBC Chicago. Retrieved September 15, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Placek, Christopher (September 13, 2017). "New Rosemont baseball stadium to be called Impact Field". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved September 15, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Reaven, Steve (May 24, 2018). "Chicago Dogs lose after ninth-inning collapse, but fans are winners at Impact Field". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 26, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)