The Lansing Lugnuts, a Single A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, play at Oldsmobile Park which opened in 1996. This stadium is built between two streets which causes a high wall right at the foul lines. Then the walls move out to the distances that are given below. The field is built about 25 feet below street level. The concession concourse area is at street level. The suite area is built above the concourse. There are 19 rows of seats within the bases with bleachers with backs behind them. There are 3 sections of bleachers with backs beyond the regular seats down both baselines. There is a private party area, Tailgate Terrace and Bumpers Bar, in right center field with lawn seating. There is lawn seating in left field. The concession areas are named after automobile terms, Gasoline Alley, Filling Station, Chrome Plated Grill. The Bullpen Bar and Grill provides a fancy eating area adjacent to the visitor bullpen on the 3rd base side. The Lugnuts were playing the Ft. Wayne Wizards and were trounced 9-1. The box score was Wizards R-9, H-7, E-0 and Lugnuts R-1, H-6, E-5. The errors really hurt the Lugnuts. The field lines are RF-337', CF-412', and LF-330. Today was Thirsty Thursday with a $2 price for 4 chicken wings, 20oz draft beer, or 22oz soda. The mascot is Big Lug. Several statues are outside: the Hometown hero is signing autographs and The Natural is a young boy ready to play. A group of fans purchased the large stainless steel nut that is placed on top of a brick chimney close to the ballpark. Good food at the sports bar and grill across the street. 2007 affiliate of Toronto Bluejays. 2014 Cooley Law School Stadium with 11,000 seats.
Attractions
R. E. Olds Transportation Museum has artifacts and documents that trace the history of area transportation from 1883 to the present. Antique vehicles and automotive memorabilia as well as aircraft, bicycles and carriages are displayed. Fee.