Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club: Helfaer Field

Milwaukee, WI

Hunzinger Construction Company

Helfaer Field, the beautiful youth baseball and softball facility built in the shadow of the Brewers' Major League home and on the exact site of old Milwaukee ­County Stadium, is one of the nation's premier sites for kids to play ball. Helfaer Field at Miller Park is a state-of-the art youth baseball facility that features 502 bleacher seats, additional concourse seating of 220, a concession stand, multi-purpose room, and restrooms. Helfaer Field is the premier location for youth baseball and softball leagues to host their championship games and tournaments. The fences around Helfaer Field reach 200 feet with walls at six-foot heights with the exception of left field where the wall is nine feet. The foul poles of County Stadium were used as an additional tribute to baseball's past in Milwaukee. Beyond the outfield fence, there are picnic tables and walkways that lead to Miller Park. The $3.1 million facility was funded by a $2 million grant from the Evan and Marion Helfaer Foundation and an additional $1.1 million from the Miller Park infrastructure budget. It was designed by Milwaukee-based Eppstein-Uhen Architects and built by Hunzinger Construction, the same company that built County Stadium in the early 1950s and contributed to the construction of Miller Park.