Photos courtesy of the Lake County Fielders
The new stadium was designed to be set up like a fair grounds with a carnival like atmosphere. This would hopefully take people's minds off the fact that this was an erector set of a stadium, straight out of aisle 13 at Home Depot. The hope was that this was the beginning of something very special for this community, and it kept the fans coming every night to this simple ballpark with a lot of spirit and excitement. Afterall... a big time pro minor league team was calling this city home. The "promise" of a sparkling new ballpark in this lake shore community was to be revealed on opening day 2011 and fans were asked to enjoy the ballpark for what it was... a temporary home for their "permanent" new team.