Virginia Beach, Virginia, US
|Operator||Virginia Beach Neptunes|
|Broke ground||July 2015|
|Construction cost||$25 million|
|Virginia Beach Neptunes (TBD)
Tidewater Community College (TBD)
Wheeler Field is a planned 5,000-seatbaseball park in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It will host the Virginia Beach Neptunes of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, an unspecified team in a summer wooden-bat league, and a junior college team from Tidewater Community College's Virginia Beach campus. Wheeler Capital, a limited liability company that specializes in venture capital financing and small business loans throughout the Mid-Atlantic states, purchased the naming rights for the stadium for an undisclosed amount through 2025.
In February 2014 Virginia Beach Professional Baseball received city council approval for a ballpark near the Virginia Beach Sportsplex with completion expected by April 2015. The proposal included a 60,000 square feet (5,600 m2) building designed for Sentara sports medicine, team offices, and 13 recreational athletic fields surrounding Wheeler Field. Subsequent changes deferred three of the fields to a later second phase of the project with the ballpark opening in 2017 and the entire project estimated to cost $37 million.