|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)|
Until the move, the city owned the ball club - from the beginning, running it as a community recreation project. "We're not out to make money for ourselves," its first general manager said - but eventually both the Milwaukee Brewers (2004) and Minnesota Twins (2012) cited the state of the stadium as a justification for dropping Beloit. Finally, 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 - ABC Supply Stadium - that hosted its first Snappers game August 3, 2021.
Opened as Telfer Park in 1982, Pohlman was renamed in 1987 for longtime local baseball coach Harry C. Pohlman. Many folks call the old playpen that, Harry C. Phlman Field, but the main stadium signage reads only Pohlman Field. Only a small plaque delivers the full name.
The Snappers auctioned 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).