|Classic Park is home to the Lake County Captains since its opening in 2003.|
Fox Cities Stadium has been the home for the D-III World Series
for the last fourteen years and is bidding to continue past 2014.
Joining Fox Cities' bid to keep the Series in Wisconsin is Veteran
Memorial Stadium and Classic Park. The selection of the Division
III baseball World Series site for three seasons starting in 2015
will be made in December.
Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisc. has the longest tenure of any of the five sites that have hosted the D-III World Series. Don Schaly Stadium in Marietta, Ohio hosted the first NCAA D-III World Series in 1976. The final contest moved to Battle Creek, Mich., Bristol, Conn., and Salem, Va. before moving to Appleton in 2000.
All three finalist put in a bid for the D-III World Series in the previous selection cycle with the Series remaining at Fox Cities Stadium. Both Fox Cities Stadium and Veterans Memorial Stadium are on the edge of the D-III school footprint, while Case Western's bid to use Classic Park is more centrally located.
Fox Cities Stadium, Appleton, Wisc. hosted by Lawrence University.
Veteran Memorial Stadium, Cedar Rapids, Iowa hosted by the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Classic Park, Eastlake, Ohio hosted by Case Western Reserve and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.
Fox Cities Stadium has the largest single game attendance (3,868) and largest series attendance (29,543) in 2003.
Veterans Memorial Stadium opened in April of 2002, and is the third facility that professional baseball in Cedar Rapids has called home. The stadium has seating for 5.300 fans, not including standing room only areas.
Classic Park has seating for 7,000 fans with festival seating on a grass berm above the outfield wall allowing for crowds in excess of 10,000.
The three finalists were selected by the D-III Baseball committee, which are made up of coaches and administrators from NCAA member schools and conferences. The committee will select the winning sites, which must then be approved by the appropriate divisional championships cabinets/committees before being announced via webcast at NCAA.com on Dec. 11. The announcement also will include all pre-determined regional host sites.