Capital Credit Union Park ready for opener
By Rich Palzewic
ASHWAUBENON – Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon is ready for opening weekend.
The Green Bay Voyageurs FC soccer club will open up the brand-new, $14 million park on Friday, May 31, with a game against WSA Winnipeg.
The next night, June 1, the Green Bay Booyah Baseball Club will open its 36-game home schedule with a contest versus Wisconsin Rapids.
Both games will begin at 7 p.m.
“We are ready and excited,” said Booyah Corporate Advertising Manager Brian Kuklinski at a stadium tour last week. “With the cold and wet spring weather we experienced, we were a little nervous about the timing of opening weekend and getting things ready, but everyone has done a great job with making sure we are ready to go. The workers definitely battled the elements. All the heavy equipment is off-site, but the majority of the facility will be completed by opening weekend. It’s just some cosmetic stuff.”
The Booyah, who were formally known as the Bullfrogs, used to play their games at Joannes Park on Green Bay’s east side.
Capital Credit Union Park will allow fans to experience a game-day situation like no other in the Northwoods League.
There are only eight rows of seats around the entire stadium bowl, and there are club level and six indoor suites.
The concourses are wide and plenty of indoor and outdoor space exists.
Both of the main concession stands are side-facing so fans can still view the field while not in their seats.
Within a quarter-mile of the stadium, there are more than 1,500 spaces for parking at local businesses and street parking.
The club has also partnered with the Green Bay Distillery to run a shuttle from their location to drop off right outside of the ballpark.
The playing surface, which is a synthetic turf similar to what you see at many local high school fields, will accommodate both the soccer and baseball teams.
A removable pitcher’s mound will make the transition easier.
“Some lines will be permanent on the field, and some other features will be added or removed to accommodate each sport,” said Kuklinski. “There is a lot of eager anticipation to see it all come together and open things up. Once it opens and things move forward, it will be nice to take a step back and say ‘we did it.’”
According to Kuklinski, ticket sales for opening weekend are doing well, but there is still room for fans to come to the ballpark.
“You can get your tickets online or at the ticket office on Holmgren way,” Kuklinski said. “It’s interesting in the baseball world, but we don’t readily offer season-ticket packages unless you inquire. With how busy people’s lives are in the summer, most can’t join us for all 36 home games. We offer five-game membership packs, and those have been very well received.”
Capital Credit Union Park is located at 2231 Holmgren Way in Ashwaubenon.
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