The Kane County Cougars, a Single A affiliate of Oakland, play at Philip B. Elfstrom Stadium which was built in 1991. The stadium has the concession stands built on the back side of the concourse. The broadcast booth is at the back of the seating area with one suite on each side. There are seven rows of seating in front of rows of bleachers with backs up to the concourse level. There is a set of bleachers, without backs, in right center field, party area in right field and left field. Lawn seating in both corners. The Cougars were playing the Lansing Lugnuts and won a shut-out 4-0. The Cougars' pitcher did an outstanding job pitching the complete, 4 hit, game with 106 pitches. The Cougars had back-to-back homeruns in the bottom of the 7th inning. The box score was Lugnuts R-0, H-4, E-1 and Cougars R-4, H-8, E-0. The field lines are RF & LF-335' and CF-400'. There was a batgirl working both dugouts tonight. The mascot is Ozzie, a cougar. One of the between inning activities had three boys riding pedal cars from 3rd base to 1st base. We had the horses on long poles doing a race beyond the outfield fence. We had a human bowling ball rolling down an incline trying to knock down six very large bowing pins. The Cougars had 14,192 fans in attendance, the sixth-largest in team history. People had to park by the nearby ice arena. The Cougars provided shuttle bus service back to our cars after the game which we appreciated. There were fireworks after the game. We would like to thank Michael Patterson, Director of Ticket Sales, for the great complimentary tickets just left of home plate and four rows back. 2014 Fifth Third Bank Ballpark seating 7,400.
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