BELOIT (WREX) — Development plans for the new proposed baseball stadium in downtown Beloit have been released.
The proposed stadium would be located on seven total acres of land between the Rock River and Beloit Transfer Facility, near the Beloit City Hall building.
The proposed stadium would hold 3,500 people and serve as a community facility focused on providing youth, educational and cultural events, in addition to its plans to host the Beloit Snappers.
"The stadium's prime location in downtown Beloit along with its ability to function as a catalyst for a number of family-friendly community events make it a great win for the community," added Lori Luther, Beloit City Manager. "The City of Beloit continues to look forward to the economic, cultural and recreational opportunities that the community stadium will bring to our downtown district."
The new state-of-the-art facility will feature a grandstand with administrative offices and player facilities, concessions and restrooms and a 300+ capacity 'stadium club' that can be used year-round.
The main concourse will wrap 360 degrees around the field and features a main entry gate at center field.
Outdoor group areas will be located in left field and right field with a kid's playground and inflatable area planned for the outfield concourse.
The stadium will include facilities and an artificial turf field that allow flexibility to host other non-baseball events in the community.
New surface parking lots will be provided to the north and south of the stadium.
"These renderings further bring to life an exciting future for community members in the Beloit region," said local businesswoman Diane Hendricks. "This shared community space will create a strong connection to downtown Beloit and provide a beautiful, family-friendly amenity."
Construction of the stadium is anticipated to break ground in Spring 2020.