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Neuroscience Group Field recognized as Ballpark of the Year for 2023

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February 6, 2024

GRAND CHUTE, WI — Ballpark Digest has named Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium as its Ballpark of the Year for 2023 — making it the first Midwest League stadium to win the award.

“We take a lot of pride in our almost 30-year-old stadium and have been very strategic with our renovation plans over the years to ensure we are providing the newest amenities while keeping some of our old-school charm,” Timber Rattlers CEO and Managing Partner of Third Base Ventures Rob Zerjav said. “Our recent renovation couldn’t have been received any better by our players and our fans. To have that hard work noticed by Ballpark Digest is the cherry on top.”

Ballpark Digest is part of August Publications, a Minneapolis-based publisher of websites and books.

Publisher Kevin Reichard said “it’s been a delight” watching the Timber Rattlers and Rob Zerjav’s ownership group go the extra mile in creating a great ballpark experience both for fans and players.

“It’s no secret the last four years have been a challenging environment for MiLB teams, both because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing expectations from MiLB on the ballpark front,” he said. “The renovations to Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium excel on both levels.”

The home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers underwent a major renovation at the end of the 2022 season, the latest in a series of renovations that have taken place since Zerjav took over as the general manager of the club after the 2002 season.

Zerjav said Timber Rattlers fans flocked to the stadium to see the renovations and the latest Milwaukee Brewers prospects — with 2023 attendance soaring to more than 227,000, which was up 10% from the 2022 season.

The Rattlers’ 2024 season opener is at 6:40 p.m. April 5 at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium against the Peoria Chiefs.

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