The team was named the “CornBelters.“
Nice play on words.
The “Corn Crib” is what the stadium will be called.
I wonder if it will be decorated like South Dakota’s Corn Palace. It’s covered with murals made out of corn cobs. One local told us it was “the world’s biggest bird feeder.”
How’s construction going?
“Concrete has been set around home plate for the sitting bowl, from which fans will be able to view all the action of the CornBelters Baseball excitement front and center.“The outfield is starting to take shape for its players, while the field surface is being laid into place. The first and third base side dugouts have been installed and will begin forming the outer line of the dugout for the CornBelters, as well as their opposing teams.
“The concourse is also starting to look warm and inviting for all the CornBelters’ fans to enjoy.“
The name of the team mascot?
You can find more on the team here.
McHenry County College’s location for baseball stadium, of course, is still a corn field.
The first home game in Normal is scheduled for May 21st.
That’s the month baseball promoter Pete Heitman wanted his team to start playing at MCC.
No construction has begun on the replacement Woodstock site across from Centegra Hospital.