Beloit Snappers announce plans to build new stadium in downtown Beloit
BELOIT, Wis. — The Beloit Snappers announced plans to build a new stadium in downtown Beloit on Thursday.
According to a news release, the stadium’s construction will begin next spring and have a total capacity of nearly 5,000 seats, including fixed seats and general admission areas.
The release said the proposed stadium site is 7 acres between the Rock River and Beloit Transfer Facility near the Beloit City Hall building, just north of Shirland Avenue.
The Riverbend Stadium Authority will lead the project’s development.
The team said the stadium will be used for more than just games for the Oakland Athletics’ Single-A affiliate.
The team plans on using the stadium as a “community facility focused on providing youth, educational and cultural events during away games and the offseason,” according to the release.
The Snappers have played at Harry C. Pohlman Field since 1982.
The team also announced Studer Entertainment & Retail founder Quint Studer, a Janesville native, will take ownership of the organization.
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