Canwest Park

Canwest Park

Infobox Stadium
stadium_name = Canwest Park
nickname = "The Fishbowl"

location = One Portage Avenue East
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3N3
broke_ground =
owner = Sam Katz
operator =
opened = May 24, 1999
construction_cost =
architect =
former_names = Canwest Global Park
tenants = Winnipeg Goldeyes (NL) (1999-present)
seating_capacity = Baseball: 7,481
dimensions = Left - 325'
Center - 400'
Right - 325'

Canwest Park, formerly CanWest Global Park, is the home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League baseball team in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

It is a modern stadium that opened May 24, 1999, and served as the baseball venue during the 1999 Pan American Games. The facility has been expanded twice, and currently has the largest seating capacity in the Northern League, with 7,481 seats. It is located in downtown Winnipeg, within sight of Winnipeg's renowned Portage and Main intersection and immediately adjacent to The Forks National Historic Site.

The facility is named after Canwest Ltd., Canada's largest international media company, but sometimes goes by the nickname "The Fishbowl" ("goldeye" being a species of freshwater fish native to Winnipeg's waterways). The facility was originally planned to be called "Mind Field", chosen from a stadium-naming contest with title sponsor Mind Computers. However, negative connotations due to the chosen stadium name sounding similar to minefield, as well as Mind Computers bailing out of their naming rights agreement before the stadium opened, led to the scrapping of those original plans. The name of the stadium was officially changed to Canwest Park on January 16, 2008, following the media company's name change from CanWest Global to Canwest. [ [ Home Run: The History of the Winnipeg Goldeyes and CanWest Global Park] ]


External links

* [ Official Site]
* [ Ballpark Digest] succession box
title = Home of the
Winnipeg Goldeyes
years = 1999 – current
before = Winnipeg Stadium
after = incumbent

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