Many feel that the lack of support had to do with the ballpark. Fans didn't want to come out to a ballpark that they had seen every day in their neighborhood for decades. They wanted something new… $45 million new. With more than double the capacity of E.J. Block Stadium, the Railcats would need to prove that they could support baseball in an area that had previously rejected it. Otherwise, the monstrous ballpark would look cavernous with very few fans in the seats.