Coveleski Stadium

South Bend, IN

Review by Mike

Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium is the home of the South Bend Cubs of High-A Central. During a drive from Toledo to Davenport, I took a few minutes to pull off the highway and take a look at Coveleski Stadium . Fortunately for me, the team offices are in the stadium and a very friendly woman at the front desk told me that I could wander the stadium and take pictures.

Coveleski Stadium, South Bend, IN

Compared to the standard minor league park of today, with luxury boxes, brick and stone facades and the like, Coveleski is pretty simple. A seat and bench grandstand surrounds the field a good way down each foul line. The concourse is above the stands so the game can be seen while standing on line. The pedestrian area is completely covered by a metal roof, with a press box and, perhaps a club behind home plate, but there are no rows of luxury boxes hovering over the main seating. The roof is mostly just a roof over the concourse and provides little cover for the seated patrons.

Coveleski Stadium, South Bend, IN
Coveleski Stadium, South Bend, IN

The ballpark is unremarkable, perhaps arriving a few years early to take advantage of the design elements that would be the hallmark of minor league ballpark design in the 1990s. However, I found it to be clean, well-kept and perfectly suitable for Class A ball. 

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2002

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