Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium

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Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium
Location Cedar Rapids, Iowa United States
41.968111; -91.68643
Building chronology
Built 2002
Tenants
Cedar Rapids Kernels
Capacity
5,400

Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, IA, is the home of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, the Minnesota Twins' Midwest League farm team. ""The Vet"" is less than 90 minutes from the farm where game scenes from the movie Field of Dreams (1989) were shot, in Dyersville, IA.

The original Veterans Memorial Stadium opened in 1949 on the same piece of ground. It helped Cedar Rapids land an Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League franchise. The current park - sometimes called Veterans Memorial Stadium II - opened on the former's parking lot in 2002.

MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization greatly expanded existing standards for stadiums hosting affiliated teams. Kernels ownership estimate the necessary upgrades to their ballpark will cost $3.3 million and will be finished by the 2023 season.

Before the 2009 season, the Cedar Rapids-based Perfect Game baseball development program bought playing-field naming rights. Stated capacity is 5,400, but it reported 5,879 for a 2013 game.


Current ballparks in the Midwest League
East Division West Division
Classic Park | Day Air Ballpark | Dow Diamond | Jackson Field | LMCU Ballpark | Parkview Field ABC Supply Stadium | Dozer Park | Fox Cities Stadium | Modern Woodmen Park | Veterans Memorial Stadium | Coveleski Stadium