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Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium

originally just Veterans Memorial Stadium
aka Dale and Thomas Popcorn Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium (2008)

The new Veterans Memorial Stadium, which was constructed adjacent to the old ballpark during 2001, opened at the start of the 2002 season. The field was known as Dale and Thomas Popcorn Field in 2008, and has been Perfect Game Field beginning with the 2009 season.

Veterans Memorial Stadium hosted the Midwest League All-Star Game in 2004.


[(New) Veterans Memorial Stadium; Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
Photograph by Jeff Sinkovec, July 30, 2003.


Source of Name: See below. Name was continued by agreement between the concerned parties. Both Perfect Game and Dale and Thomas Popcorn are paid sponsorships.



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Directions

  • I-380 to Wilson Avenue
  • West to Rockford Road
  • Right (North) 1 mile. The stadium is on your left.

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


Ballpark Characteristics

  Left Center Right Seating
  325  385    325   6,000  (2002)
  315  400    325   5,300  (2007)

Park Effects

No information.


Attendance Record

  Year Attendance
  2002    196,066*
  2003    174,431
  2004    177,929
  2005    184,190
  2006    176,021
  2007    173,219
  2008    164,568
  2009    169,697


(Old) Veterans Memorial Stadium

Veterans Memorial Ballpark
Veterans Memorial Ball Park
Veterans Memorial Park

The original Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Stadium hosted the Cedar Rapids franchises of the MWL, the Three-I League, and the Central Association from its construction in 1949 through the 2001 season. The grandstand was demolished in September of 2001.


(Old) Veterans Memorial Stadium hosted Midwest League All-Star Games in 1974, 1979, 1981, 1985, and 1991.


[Veterans Memorial Stadium; Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
Photograph by Joel Dinda, August 14, 1994.


Source of Name: The stadium was constructed by the Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Commission to honor veterans of all wars.


Ballpark Characteristics

  Left Center Right Seating
  325  370    325   6,500  (1962)
  325  385    325   6,200  (1966)
  325  385    325   6,000  (1967)
  325  385    325   5,000  (1968)
  325  385    325   6,000  (1972)
  325  385    325   8,000  (1974)
  325  385    325   6,000  (1977)
  325  370    325   6,000  (1983)
  325  385    325   6,000  (1991)

Park Effects

The STATS 1998 Minor League Handbook indicates that Veterans Memorial Stadium was fairly neutral. It was an easy park for home runs, and a difficult place to hit a triple. (4 years' data.)


Attendance Record

  Year Attendance
  1979     73,206
  1980     84,062
  1981     89,824
  1982    101,096
  1983    134,328
  1984    134,639
  1985    155,034
  1986    131,534
  1987    113,500
  1988    166,121
  1989    181,189
  1990    121,340
  1991    132,820
  1992    133,899
  1993    114,105
  1994    137,795
  1995    135,840
  1996    127,369
  1997    124,629
  1998    128,742
  1999    127,612
  2000    129,652
  2001    132,722


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