Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium has been named Best Ballpark by Ballpark Digest. The home of the South Bend Cubs beat Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium, home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, for the top spot.
Ballpark Digest says the public vote favored South Bend by a 32% advantage.
This is the first time the South Bend Cubs have won the Best Ballpark honor as a High-A affiliate. In 2017, the team was recognized as the top Low-A ballpark in the country.
“This best ballpark recognition continues to pinpoint the outstanding work that our staff has exemplified to make Four Winds Field one of the greatest places to watch baseball at any level,” South Bend Cubs Chairman and owner Andrew Berlin said. “The goal of our organization every day is to focus on and highlight the little things that make a difference in making the fan experience in South Bend top tier.”
The ballpark has made it to the final vote a total of four times and has now taken home the top award twice.
“We are grateful to all of our fans for pushing us ahead and voting to make Four Winds Field the best ballpark in High-A baseball,” South Bend Cubs President Joe Hart said. “We couldn’t do what we do without the support from the South Bend community. This award doesn’t just belong to the ballpark, but to everybody that enjoys spending time here.”
The Minor League Baseball team, formerly known as the South Bend Silver Hawks, changed its affiliation from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Chicago Cubs in 2015.