With all the baseball options within one hour of the Kane County Cougars, they produce a nice entertaining environment for the only affiliated MiLB franchise in the area which makes it a good experience. This is why the Cougars are now in their 28th year and still drawing lots of fans.
The name Oil City Stadium, which is built on land donated by Standard Oil Refinery, celebrates Whiting’s history as a refinery town for the past 120 years. It was built on the site of a former water filtration plant and Little League fields. Completed in 2011, the $8.5-million structure is home to the Northwest Indiana Oilmen (Midwest Collegiate League), Whiting Oilers and Calumet College baseball teams.
Pohlman Field was built in 1982 and holds 3,501 people. The park was originally named Telfer Park until the 1987 season, when it was renamed after Harry C. Pohlman, who was a long-time coach in the Beloit school system and in American Legion Baseball. He was also an original member of the Beloit Brewers board of directors. The team is community owned and a not for profit organization (you can donate to the park and all contributions are tax deductible).
Joliet Route 66 Stadium is home to the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League; it’s a ballpark that has a lot to offer inside its wraparound concourse.
Rivets Stadium is the home of the Rockford Rivets of the Northwoods League. The ballpark has the essence of being a world-class venue for the summer collegiate and fits perfectly in the league’s maps of franchises.