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Baseball in Burlington

Community Field

Community Field has hosted the Burlington franchise of the Midwest League since the team joined the MWL in 1962. Prior to that, it housed Burlington teams in the Central Association and the Three-I League. The facility was new in 1947, but was completely rebuilt after a fire on June 8, 1971 (reconstruction was completed during 1973). Center field was extended by moving the outfield fences after the 1997 season.

Community Field hosted the Midwest League All-Star Game in 1977 and 1983.


[Commnity Field; Burlington, Iowa]
Photograph by Matt Nelson, 2007.
(Matt and Marc Viquez have contributed more photographs of Community Field.)


Source of Name: Descriptive; Burlington's a community-owned and oriented ballclub.



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Burlington, Iowa
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Directions

  • US-34 to US-61
  • North on US-61 to Mt. Pleasant St.
  • East one block on Mt. Pleasant

Or follow the directions on this page of the Bees website.


Ballpark Characteristics

  Left Center Right Seating
  330  372    320   3,000  (1963)
  330  372    320   2,500  (1966)
  330  372    320   3,500  (1967)
  330  372    320   3,800  (1977)
  330  372    320   3,500  (1979)
  330  372    325   3,500  (1990)
  338  370    315   3,502  (1997)
  338  403    315   3,502  (1999)
  328  403    315   3,502  (2002)
  338  403    318   3,200  (2007)

Park Effects

The STATS 1998 Minor League Handbook indicates that Community Field is fairly neutral, although it inflates the triple count enormously and helps pitchers' strikeout counts somewhat. (1 year's data.)


Attendance Record

  Year Attendance
  1979     55,001
  1980     51,486
  1981     62,127
  1982     59,292
  1983     49,828
  1984     60,528
  1985     64,763
  1986     68,457
  1987     71,098
  1988     88,343
  1989     82,936
  1990     81,230
  1991     81,811
  1992     69,679
  1993     77,492
  1994     83,927
  1995     69,412
  1996     52,726
  1997     52,152
  1998     60,492
  1999     66,178
  2000     56,491
  2001     54,564
  2002     58,711
  2003     59,438
  2004     62,961
  2005     70,807
  2006     65,190
  2007     66,857  
  2008     68,313  
  2009     64,499


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