Stewart C. Mills Field
Third-base (not home plate!) entrance to Mills Field, Sep-2010.
The seating bowl, featuring the offset press box.
The view from behind the plate.
- Location: Memorial Park, Mill Avenue at Q Street, Brainerd, Minn.
- Opened: Before 1994
- Home team: Brainerd Bears, North Central League (1994-95); Brainerd Bobcats, Prairie League (4 weeks in 1996)
- Capacity: 3,000 (est.)
Stewart C. Mills Field is a fine facility in central Minnesota that became a logical site for the explosion of independent baseball. It has five seating sections, including a press box that strangely is not directly behind the plate.
The North Central League was the first to seek out Mills Field. The Brainerd Bears played the entire history of the league, the complete 1994 season (in which they were league champions) and the abbreviated 1995 season, which the league cut short around the Fourth of July. The field then became home to a Prairie League team that defaulted after 16 games of the 1996 season.
Today, Mills Field is home to a team in the Northwoods League, a college summer league.
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