The new Kansas City stadium, which is currently
under construction in Kansas City, KS, will open for the 2003
season. The facility will seat 5,000 people at a cost of more
than $12 million. By all measures, the new ballpark will be a
showpiece for the Northern League.
Built at a cost of $20 million, The Dell Diamond is the
home of the Round Rock Express Baseball Club, and also a
facility that features numerous amenities for fan comfort and
enjoyment. The Express and Dell Computer Corporation agreed on
a partnership that included stadium naming rights in January
The beautiful new $25 million Silver Cross Field in downtown Joliet opened for the expansion Jackhammers in 2002. With Gary and Schaumburg, Joliet is now one of three Northern League franchises in greater Chicago.
Brockton started playing in brand new Campanelli Stadium on Opening Day 2002. Built in collaboration with the city, the state-of-the-art facility is 25 miles south of Boston. Skipper Ed Nottle managed six years in the Boston organization.
Continuing a Northern League model of working with area universities, Lincoln entered the league in the new $32 million Haymarket Park. The two-tiered park was built in cooperation with the University of Nebraska, the city of Lincoln and the team. After a 40 year absence, professional baseball returned to Lincoln in May, 2001.