ROSEMONT, Ill. — For the second consecutive year, fans voted Impact Field as the Best Independent Ballpark in Ballpark Digest’s annual Best of the Ballparks vote, the publication announced Tuesday.
Impact Field bested The Depot at Cleburne, home of the Cleburne Railroaders, in the championship round. As the winners of last year’s contest, Impact Field was the number one seed ballpark in the field of 32.
“This is a great honor, and we want to thank our partners at Impact Networking and the Village of Rosemont for bringing this vision to life,” Dogs owner Shawn Hunter said. “We also thank our passionate fans for making Dogs games a special event every night”.
Impact Field defeated GCS Credit Union Park, the Gateway Grizzlies’ home, in round one. Next, the ballpark defeated the York Revolution’s PeoplesBank Park in the second round. In the quarterfinals, Impact Field defeated the eighth-seeded Constellation Field, where the Sugar Land Skeeters play.
Impact Field then moved on to the semifinals, where they matched up with Shaw Park, home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes. After a 58% to 42% victory, Impact Field advanced to the championship round against Cleburne, taking home the title with a 59% to 41% score.
According to Ballpark Digest, almost 125,000 fans voted in the competition.
About Impact Field:
Impact Field is a 6,300-seat stadium located in Rosemont at the intersection of Balmoral Avenue and Pearl Street, west of I-294, at 9850 Balmoral Avenue. The ballpark serves as the home of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball minor league team, the Chicago Dogs. Sponsored by Impact Networking, Impact Field offers a variety of different spaces and experiences for visitors including a private club, suites, field-level experience and more. In 2018 and 2019, Impact Field was voted “Best Independent Ballpark in America” by “Ballpark Digest.”
About The Chicago Dogs:
The Chicago Dogs are members of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. Named after Chicago’s favorite and oldest culinary tradition, the Chicago Dogs’ logo features the colors and stars of the iconic Chicago flag. Home games are played at the state-of- the-art Impact Field located at 9850 Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont, Ill. The team is managed by former Boston Red Sox Manager, Butch Hobson, who brings more than 30 years of experience to Rosemont. Chicago Dogs games welcome fans of all ages for a one-of-a-kind experience where every day is fan appreciation day.