Venue

Bowling Green Ballpark

300 E 8th Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Conveniently located 1 mile away from WKU’s campus, in the heart of downtown Bowling Green.

VENUE HISTORY

Bowling Green Hot Rods

Bowling Green’s population is near 67,000 and is probably best known for being the home to Western Kentucky University and the manufacturing home of the Chevrolet Corvette, with the Corvette Museum located in town. The city is somewhat new to minor league baseball and there is not a rich history that you might find in other cities, although the town was home to the Bowling Green Barons from 1939-1942.

The Hot Rods ended their 67-year drought with the completion of ballpark construction in 2009. The Hot Rods are the Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Stadium

The Bowling Green Ballpark prides itself on being a site for strong community outreach with a first-class entertainment experience. The 4,559-seat stadium features a concave right-center field wall due to the road behind the stadium and a 16×32 foot video board in the left field wall, which is one of the largest in the minor league. The stadium designed by architectural firm DLR Group broke ground in 2008 and finished construction in 2009, becoming home to the Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Midwest League.

At its front entrance there is a nod to baseball past with retro paintings of step by step instructions on how to swing a bat in pink and black colors.

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