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Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium

originally Fox Cities Stadium

Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium has hosted the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Midwest League since its construction in 1995. (The name was changed from Fox Cities Stadium on March 9, 2007.) This ballpark is actually in Grand Chute.

Fox Cities Stadium hosted the Midwest League All-Star Game in 1996.


[Fox Cities Stadium; Appleton, Wisconsin]
Photograph by Jeff Sinkovec, July 5, 2003.


Source of Name: Time Warner Cable is a paid sponsor. Appleton is one of a number of cities in Wisconsin's Fox River valley.



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Directions

  • Highway US 41 to Exit 138 (Wisconsin Avenue)
  • Take Wisconsin Ave. west to Casaloma Drive
  • Right on Casaloma Drive to stadium (1/2 mile)

Or follow the directions and maps on the Rattlers' website.


Ballpark Characteristics

  Left Center Right Seating
  325  400    325   5,500  (2007)
  325  405    325   5,500  (1999)

Park Effects

The Stats 1998 Minor League Handbook indicates that Fox Cities Stadium appears not to favor pitchers or hitters. Home runs, triples, and strikeout counts are all inflated in this park. (3 years' data.)


Attendance Record

  Year Attendance
  1995    209,159
  1996    233,797
  1997    227,104
  1998    227,306
  1999    223,814
  2000    220,372
  2001    207,823
  2002    199,210
  2003    197,934
  2004    206,487
  2005    211,927
  2006    209,033
  2007    197,511
  2008    190,263
  2009    253,240*


Goodland Field

Goodland Field hosted the Appleton and Fox City Foxes of the MWL and the Three-I League for several decades. It was built in 1940 as the West Spencer (Street) Athletic Field.

Goodland Field hosted Midwest League All-Star Games in 1966 and 1969.


Source of Name: Named for former Appleton mayor John Goodland.


Ballpark Characteristics

  Left Center Right Seating
  330  400    330   4,000  (1962)
  315  400    315   5,100  (1965)
  330  402    330   5,100  (1969)
  330  400    330   5,100  (1970)
  330  402    330   4,300  (1974)
  330  402    330   5,000  (1978)
  320  402    330   4,300  (1980)
  330  402    330   4,300  (1983)
  330  400    330   4,200  (1986)
  330  400    330   4,300  (1988)

Park Effects

The Stats Minor League Handbooks indicate that Goodland Field was a good place to hit.


Attendance Record

  Year Attendance
  1979     72,011
  1980     74,207
  1981     66,780
  1982     81,970
  1983     68,751
  1984     54,281
  1985     76,860
  1986     60,001
  1987     81,208
  1988     85,310
  1989     76,223
  1990     84,396
  1991     72,601
  1992     46,576
  1993     56,036
  1994     76,281


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