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Coordinates: 44°40′54″N 85°39′38″W / 44.68173°N 85.660615°W / 44.68173; -85.660615

Wuerfel Park
Location 333 Stadium Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
Broke ground 2004
Opened May 24, 2006
Owner Wuerfel Sports Development, LLC
Construction cost $6 million
Architect William C. Fuller
Capacity 3,518; expandable to 4,200
Field dimensions Left: 320 feet (97.5 m)

Left Center: 390 feet (118.9 m)

Center: 400 feet (121.9 m)

Right Center: 390 feet (118.9 m)

Right: 320 feet (97.5 m)
Traverse City Beach Bums (2005-present)

Wuerfel Park is a 3,518-seat baseball-only stadium in Blair Township, Michigan, USA, that hosted its first regular season baseball game in May 24, 2006, as the tenants of the facility, the Traverse City Beach Bums, took on the Kalamazoo Kings. It was built as a new home of the Beach Bums baseball team, the first in Traverse City in 93 years. The ballpark is located on a 26-acre (110,000 m2) site adjacent from the Chums Village commerce park, three miles (5 km) south of Traverse City near the intersection of US 31 and M-37.

The groundbreaking for Wuerfel Park took place in late 2004 and was completed in time for the Beach Bums' inaugural 2006 season. The ballpark's façade resembles that of a resort hotel, a feature unique to baseball stadium architecture. John and Leslye Wuerfel, owners of Wuerfel Resorts and of the Beach Bums, designed Wuerfel Park to reference the region's resort industry and to their own type of business.[1]


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