The Peoria Chiefs, a Single A affiliate of St. Louis, play at O'Brien Field which opened in 2002 with seating for 7,500. O'Brien Field is named for a local automobile dealership. The stadium sits between two streets that are adjacent to the right field and left field corners. The field is below street level. The suites sit above the concession concourse and overhang the last three rows of lower level seating. There are party areas down both baselines at the ends of the suites and a picnic plaza in right field. There is lawn seating just before the foul poles down both baselines and in left field. The bullpens are on the sidelines beyond the dugouts. The Chiefs were playing the Kane County Cougars and were trounced 13-4. The box score was Cougars R-13, H-15, E-1 and Chiefs R-4, H-8, E-3. The field lines are RF & LF 310', RC & LC-375", and CF-400'. Rally is the mascot. The South Side Bank sponsored Limestone Youth Baseball team went on the field with the Chiefs. The boys are 11 & 12 years old. Whitey Herzog was signing autographs for a $5 donation to a local charity. After Sunday games the children get to run around the bases. 2007 affiliate of Chicago Cubs.
Attractions
Wheels O' Time Museum features interactive displays of airplanes, clocks, dolls, gasoline and steam engines, musical instruments, toys, tractors, vintage automobiles and real and model trains. Wed-Sun Fee.