Cooley Law School Stadium, Lansing

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Cooley Law School Stadium is a baseball stadium in Lansing, Michigan, home field of the Lansing Lugnuts minor league baseball team. The Michigan State Spartans college baseball team also plays select home games at Cooley Law School Stadium. The stadium is situated in downtown Lansing in the Stadium District on a relatively narrow strip of land between and below Larch and Cedar streets.
It is primarily used for baseball, though it has also hosted an ice skating rink, an outdoor movie theater, a haunted house, and served as a concert venue for the annual Common Ground Music Festival. Due to the dimensions of the city block in which the stadium was constructed, the right and left field fences 'notch' sharply into distances of at each foul pole.
The stadium replaced a block of storefronts along Michigan Avenue. Originally budgeted $10 million for construction, the construction costs rose slightly to $12.8 million.
Groundbreaking for the stadium took place on April 3, 1995, and it was officially opened exactly one year later on April 3, 1996. Its first game was between the college baseball teams of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Two days later, the Lansing Lugnuts had their first game at the venue against the Rockford Cubbies.
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  • I try to go on Thur for the discounted beer. Its always a good time. Clean, and never had a bad seat.  more »
  • Attended my very first baseball game and loved it! Lots of fun. Restrooms were clean and lots of vendors to get food/drinks from.  more »
  • Went to my first game this week and if course it was the day you were allowed to bring your dog. Such a great stadium, had a blast, the game was close which made it fun to watch. We got nachos which were delicious and their beers were a dollar that night. Such a fun, cheap date night. Will attend again
  • First time visitor from Grand Rapids, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps. This stadium is right downtown, compact and easy to navigate, as you can walk all the way around the field. Concessions were easy to access but the ushers were a bit hard to spot with in the seating area. They weardark gray shirts and khaki shorts and straw hats with Cooley Law School logo on it. I'd visit again. Parking was easy and there are numerous places to eat and drink in the area.

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