Lansing Lugnuts Baseball Stadium Facelift

26 Million dollar shot in the arm for Thomas Cooley Law Stadium home of the Lugnuts

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

28th April, 2015     0

The Lansing Lugnuts are in the middle of a much needed face lift on the Thomas Cooley Law Stadium in downtown Lansing.   The Lugnuts now headed into their 20th season of play in the Midwest League Class A professional baseball.  They will see a newer looking stadium when all completed.  Between the team, City of Lansing and owners they will invest around 26 million in upgrades and very modern housing attached to the professional baseball ballpark. 

Assistant General Manager and Bay City native Nick Brzezinski took me on a tour of all of the improvements that are being done at Cooley Law Stadium.   Brzezinski now in his 13th year with the Lugnuts started with the improvements made to the concourse and seating areas in the ballpark.   New sections were added and the actual seating capacity of the ballpark is now smaller but nicer group areas for the public to watch a ballgame. 

Nick beamed the most when showing off the new construction from left field to the right center field areas now under way.   On the lower level will be new and upgraded dining areas to accommodate large groups.   A playground area still remains and the scoreboard that was in dead center field now has been built new and moved to the left field corner.    The really impressive addition will be the residential housing that will be built on the upper 3 levels in the outfield being one of a handful of professional ballparks with residences facing a baseball diamond.  

As this goes to press the Lugnuts are enjoying a good start to the 2015 season and currently in first place in the Eastern Division of the Midwest League.   Some nice things are being done in downtown Lansing to make the baseball team a place to be for the next 25 years.   Stop down in downtown Lansing to check out a very nice ballpark.  

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