Exterior of Witter Field, Aug-2013.
A look at the grandstand from beyond the right field fence.
- Location: Lincoln Street, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
- Opened: 1928 (rebuilt 1950)
- Home team: Wisconsin Rapids Sox, Wisconsin State League (1941-53); Wisconsin Rapids Senators (1963), Twins (1964-83), Midwest League
- Capacity: 1,611 (2013)
Witter Field has been in use for nearly a century, and spent over 25 years as a professional ballpark. The wooden bleachers that had been in place since the park was built in 1928 were replaced with the current metal grandstand in 1950. Despite that upgrade, the Wisconsin State League team folded a few years later and nobody came around to replace it until 1963, when the Midwest League moved in and stayed for two decades.
In 2010, Witter Field, which had continued to see use for high school and American Legion ball, got an upgrade with the arrival of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters of the college summer Northwoods League. The park was home to that loop’s All-Star Game in 2011.
I was not able to get into Witter Field on my 2013 visit.
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