Wheeler Field (Virginia Beach)
Wheeler Field
Wheeler Field VB.PNG
Location Landstown Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Operator Virginia Beach Neptunes
Capacity 5,000[1]
Surface grass
Construction
Broke ground July 2015
Opened proposed 2017[2]
Construction cost $25 million[]
Tenants
Virginia Beach Neptunes (2017-future)
Tidewater Community College (2017-future)

Wheeler Field is a planned 5,000-seat[1]baseball 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.[1] 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.[3]

History

Virginia Beach Professional Baseball first proposed a ballpark plan in June 2014 near the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. 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.[1] 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.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Souza, Gabriella (June 10, 2014). "Virginia Beach baseball stadium comes into focus". The Virginian-Pilot. 
  2. ^ a b Skelton, Alissa (November 4, 2015). "Virginia Beach Council approves changes for minor league baseball stadium". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ "Neptunes Announce Stadium Naming Rights Agreement" (Press release). Ballpark Business (BallparkBiz.com). April 21, 2015. 

Coordinates: 36°45?58.75?N 76°05?32.19?W / 36.7663194°N 76.0922750°W / 36.7663194; -76.0922750

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