Harry C. Pohlman Field
|Location||Beloit, Wisconsin United States |
|First game||April 18, 1982|
Danville Suns 7, Beloit Snappers 2
|Telfer Park (1981–1987)|
|3,501 (Team website); has reported more than 4,200 for baseball (Media coverage)|
Pohlman Field was the home of Beloit affiliated baseball from 1982 through 2019. After that and MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization, the Beloit Snappers moved into a new downtown stadium. "Snappers", for snapping turtles, was inspired by a turtle-shaped mound tribal people built on what is now the Beloit College campus.
From the beginning, the city ran its club as a community recreation project – "we're not out to make money for ourselves," its first general manager said – but the Milwaukee Brewers (2004) and Minnesota Twins (2012) both cited the the stadium's condition in dropping Beloit as an affiliate. Finally, in March 2019, Minor League Baseball told the city to fix the issue by 2020 or lose the team. Just after a self-stated deadline passed, Pensacola Blue Wahoos owner Quint Studer – who started his career in nearby Janesville, WI – put together a 13th-hour deal that made him team owner in a new, privately financed ballpark that hosted its first Snappers game August 3rd, 2021.
Opened as Telfer Park in 1982, Pohlman Field was renamed in 1987 in honor of a longtime local baseball coach. The Snappers auctioned off stadium, but not field, naming rights in the partial 2021 campaign: as in "Pohlman Field at (blank) Stadium."
The ballpark appears in the film Sugar (2008).
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