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Philip B. Elfstrom Stadium

originally Kane County Events Center

Elfstrom Stadim has hosted the Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League since the team joined the MWL in 1991. The grandstand and concourse areas of the ballpark were substantially rebuild between the 2008 and 2009 seasons. The facility was originally named the Kane County Events Center; the name was changed after the 1993 season.

Kane County Events Center hosted the Midwest League All-Star Game in 1993. Elfstrom Stadium hosted Midwest League All-Star Games in 2000 and 2007.


[Elfstrom Stadium; Geneva, Illinois]
Photograph by Jon Mielke, 1998.


Source of Name: Long-time community leader Philip B. Elfstrom is honored for his efforts to bring baseball to Kane County. Elfstrom is a past president of the Kane County Forest Preserve District, the owners of the facility. The prior name was, of course, descriptive.



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Directions

  • I-88 to Farnsworth Road (Aurora) exit
  • 6 miles north to Cherry Lane
  • West (left) on Cherry Lane to ballpark

Or follow these directions from the Cougars Website.


Ballpark Characteristics

  Left Center Right Seating
  335  400    335   3,600  (1991)
  335  400    335   4,800  (1992)
  335  400    335   5,900  (1997)
  335  400    335   7,400  (2000)

Park Effects

The STATS 1998 Minor League Handbook indicates that Elfstrom Stadium is a neutral ballpark. Triples are relatively easy to get here. (4 years' data.)


Attendance Record

  Year Attendance
  1991    240,290
  1992    323,769
  1993    354,327
  1994    417,744
  1995    477,550
  1996    436,076
  1997    436,505
  1998    481,352
  1999    451,145
  2000    470,908
  2001    523,222*
  2002    510,390
  2003    516,133
  2004    522,042
  2005    518,394
  2006    500,052
  2007    468,869
  2008    472,596
  2009    400,040


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