MWLguide.com | History | Cities | Waterloo | Municipal Stadium |
Waterloo Seasons: | Overview | Roster | Seasonal Details | Highlights | Tidbits | 1961 Hawks | Ballpark |

Baseball in Waterloo

Muncipal Stadium

aka Waterloo Stadium
now Riverfront Stadium

Municipal Stadium hosted the Waterloo franchise in the Midwest League from 1958 through 1993. According to a page that is no longer on the Waterloo Bucks website, the ballpark was built with private funds on city land in 1946, then turned over to the city. It remains in use as home to the Bucks, a Northwoods League franchise.

According to the May 1, 1988, Waterloo Courier, the outfield fences were raised and the center field fence was moved 10 feetfurther from home plate before the 1988 season.

Waterloo Stadium hosted the Midwest League All-Star Game in 1978.


[Riverfront Stadium; Waterloo, Iowa]
Photograph by Matt Nelson, 2007.
(Matt has contributed more photographs of Riverfront Stadium; so has Marc Viquez.)


Source of Name: Both are descriptive. The stadium belongs to the City of Waterloo and sits near, though not on, the riverfront.



[Search]
New
21dec02
Changed
31aug10
Major Change
11oct09


Waterloo, Iowa
Overview
Roster
Details
Highlights
Tidbits
1961 Hawks
Ballpark
MWL Fan's Guide

Ballpark Characteristics

  Left Center Right Seating
  335  375    335   5,400  (1988)
  335  360    335   5,400  (1986)
  335  360    335   5,500  (1977)
  321  375    321   5,400  (1975)
  335  360    335   5,000  (1972)
  335  360    335   5,200  (1969)
  335  360    335   5,300  (1967)
  340  380    340   5,500  (1966)
  335  360    335   5,000  (1964)
  325  360    335   5,000  (1963)
  335  360    335   5,000  (1962)

Park Effects

The STATS Minor League Handbooks indicate that Municipal Stadium slightly helped the pitching staff, though it was a relatively easy park for home runs.


Attendance Record

  Year Attendance
  1993     51,329
  1992     48,074
  1991     58,859
  1990     82,451
  1989     93,555
  1988     87,819
  1987     68,000
  1986     80,124
  1985     78,125
  1984     70,878
  1983     89,158
  1982     73,579
  1981     80,355
  1980     72,606
  1979     70,196


MWL Cities

MWL Ballparks

Municipal
Stadium

Photos
Charlie O'Reilly
TerraServer
Bucks

Reviews
Charlie O'Reilly



The Midwest League plays Single-A, professional baseball in America's agricultural and industrial heartland. 16 teams play a 140 game schedule which begins in early April and ends Labor Day weekend.

Disclaimers:
This website is a private project and has no official relation with or sanction from the Midwest League or Minor League Baseball.
The opinions expressed on this page are mine, and are worth about that.


Copyright © 1996-2010 Joel Dinda
Some Rights Reserved.