Fifth Third Field – Toledo, Ohio
Photos* by Paul Crumlish
Former Notable Players: Nate Robertson, Cody Ross, Joel Zumaya.
|Team||Seating Capacity||Dimensions||Year Opened|
|Toledo Mud Hens||10,300||LF 320|
Opened in 2002, Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio is among the top stadiums in the country outside the MLB.
The field was even named the best minor league ballpark by Newsweek, while ESPN rated the stadium’s The Roost section as the best seating area in the minors.
Right after the construction, the naming rights to the stadium were purchased by the Ohio-based Fifth Third Bank which also holds the naming rights to the University of Cincinnati arena.
Since the opening, the Fifth Third Field’s primary tenants are Toledo Mud Hens, Detroit Tiger’s Triple-A affiliate currently competing in the International League.
It replaced Ned Skeldon Stadium in Maumee as the Mud Hen’s permanent home.
The new $39.2 million stadium was built in downtown Toledo’s Warehouse District and has become an anchor for the commercial development of the surrounding urban area.
It’s shoehorned into a city block and the brick exterior fits perfectly with the architectural design of the surrounding buildings.
Fifth Third Field’capacity is 10,300 people, with 8,943 fixed seats.
The record attendance is 13,406, which occurred in 2017 for the Hens’ home game against Rochester Red Wings.
In 2006, the stadium hosted Triple-A All-Star Game and Home Run Derby.
*Photos Taken On:
June 3, 2002 (Louisville Bats vs Toledo Mud Hens)