Express Program August 12 2018 - Page 16

Carson Park Eau Claire’s Smile Zone YEAR BUILT: 1937 STADIUM CAPACITY: 2,856 PLAYING DIMENSIONS: Left Field - 326 Feet Center Field - 388 Feet Right Field - 302 Feet ADDRESS: 702 Carson Park Drive HISTORY: Carson Park, home to the Eau Claire Express since 2005, is one of the more historical parks in the Upper Midwest. Home to the minor league baseball Eau Claire Bears, and later the Eau Claire Braves of the original class C Northern League, Carson Park served as the home field for many future major league stars, including future Hall of Fame players Andy Pafko, Henry Aaron, and Joe Torre. A statue honoring Aaron sits outside of the entrance to the stadium. Historic Carson Park is one of the more picturesque parks in the Northwoods League, located in the middle of the City’s largest park that includes an adjacent football stadium, softball fields, logging museum, the Chippewa Valley Museum, horseshoe pits, and numerous hiking and biking trails. The Stadium has served as the host site for several WIAA state baseball tournaments, along with many national amat ȁ͕ѽɹٕ́ȁѡ啅̸(؀$)ԁ ɔɕ