Beloit Snappers Have A New Baseball Stadium, A New Team Affiliation, And A New Name
Beloit Baseball has signed a Professional Development License with the Miami Marlins, officially beginning a 10-year contract to serve as Miami’s Advanced-A affiliate. This will elevate Beloit after 39 years at the Class A level while aligning the team with a Marlins franchise that reached the playoffs in 2020 and boasts the fifth-best farm system in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. Read full press release here!
ABC Supply Stadium—Now Open
Beloit has a new gathering place for affordable family fun with the opening of the brand new downtown ABC Supply Stadium in 2021. The multi-use facility is home to Beloit’s Minor League Baseball team during the summer and a full slate of outdoor and indoor community events throughout the calendar year!
Featuring a gameday capacity of 3,500 and state-of-the-art amenities, Beloit’s new stadium is one of the Midwest’s finest minor league sporting facilities. With artificial turf, spacious party decks and group areas, and a 5,000 square foot indoor stadium club, the stadium is available for youth sports, conventions, concerts, and community events year-round, bringing thousands of customers to downtown Beloit throughout the year.
Strategically built alongside the beautiful Rock River with the stadium’s main entrance facing downtown, the stadium plays an important role in the continued economic growth of downtown Beloit, adding another feature destination to downtown for tourists and citizens alike.
If you missed the fun of the new stadium this summer, here’s a glimpse of what you can look forward to next year!
Beloit Minor League History
The only professional baseball team in Beloit before the Snappers arrived in town in 1982 was a team affiliated with the old Class D Wisconsin Association in 1905.
The team was known as the Beloit Brewers (named after the parent club) through the 1994 season, and then the club changed the name to the Snappers.
The Beloit Snappers were a Class A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers from the time they joined the Midwest League in 1982 until the end of the 2004 season
The Snappers were affiliated with the Minnesota Twins from 2005-2012 and a Class A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics until December of 2020.
In 2021, the Beloit Snappers became the Beloit Sky Carp, a High-A Affiliate of the Miami Marlins.