- Canwest Park
stadium_name = Canwest Park
nickname = "The Fishbowl"
location = One Portage Avenue East
Winnipeg, ManitobaR3B 3N3
May 24, 1999
former_names = Canwest Global Park
Winnipeg Goldeyes(NL) ( 1999-present)
dimensions = Left - 325'
Center - 400'
Right - 325'
Canwest Park, formerly CanWest Global Park, is the home of the
Winnipeg GoldeyesNorthern League baseballteam 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 Mainintersection 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 Globalto Canwest. [ [http://books.google.ca/books?id=j6G45jb-fA8C&pg=RA1-PA55&lpg=RA1-PA55&dq=%22mind+computer%22+baseball+winnipeg&source=web&ots=20NbAmOPoJ&sig=9d4aQhiNuuXBDZzUDdVczAW4SfU&hl=en Home Run: The History of the Winnipeg Goldeyes and CanWest Global Park] ]
* [http://www.goldeyes.com/pages/ballpark/index.asp Official Site]
* [http://www.ballparkwatch.com/visits/winnipeg_3.htm Ballpark Digest] succession box
title = Home of the
years = 1999 – current
after = incumbent
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