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Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium

"The Cove"

South Bend's Coveleski Stadium is home to the South Bend franchise of the Midwest League. The Cove was built in 1987, and welcomed the MWL in 1988.

Coveleski Stadium hosted the Midwest League All-Star Game in 1989.


[Coveleski Stadium; South Bend, Indiana]
Photograph by Joel Dinda, April, 1991.


Source of Name: South Bend's ballpark was named for Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Stanley Coveleski, who settled in South Bend after his baseball career.



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Directions

  • I-80/90 (Indiana Toll Road) to Exit 77 (Notre Dame/South Bend)
  • Take US 31/33 south through downtown South Bend (becomes Main St.)
  • Turn right at Western Ave. stoplight
  • Turn left at Taylor to ballpark (on left, almost immediately)

Or follow the directions on the Silver Hawks website.


Ballpark Characteristics

  Left Center Right Seating
  336  405    336   5,000  (1988)

Park Effects

The Stats 1998 Minor League Handbook indicates that Coveleski Stadium is generally neutral, although this is a difficult park to homer in. (4 years' data.)


Attendance Record

  Year Attendance
  1988    171,444
  1989    203,197
  1990    212,485
  1991    221,071
  1992    213,951
  1993    229,883
  1994    258,424*
  1995    225,999
  1996    214,721
  1997    197,864
  1998    196,793
  1999    200,518
  2000    194,652
  2001    188,404
  2002    181,021
  2003    199,321
  2004    212,612
  2005    208,590
  2006    164,168
  2007    149,281
  2008    163,479
  2009    155,403



The Midwest League plays Single-A, professional baseball in America's agricultural and industrial heartland. 16 teams play a 140 game schedule which begins in early April and ends Labor Day weekend.

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