Directions

stadium

Stadium Address:
1450 E. Walnut Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
Phone: (920) 497-7225
 
FROM HIGHWAY 41
From The North: 

Take Highway 41 to Highway 29 east (Shawano Ave).
Follow 29 across the river, where it becomes Walnut Street. Continue straight
on Walnut through the Baird Street intersection and the main parking lot is
on the right hand side.

From The South:
Take Highway 41 to Highway 54 east (Mason Street).
Follow Mason St across the river to North Baird Street. Turn left, heading
north on Baird to Walnut Ave. Turn right, heading east on Walnut and the
main parking lot is on the right hand side.

FROM HIGHWAY 43
From The North: 
Take Highway 43 to Webster/Irwin Ave (Exit 187). Follow
the exit straight to Irwin Ave. Turn right, heading south on Irwin until Main
Street, then turn left. Follow Main Street one block to N. Baird Street and
turn right, heading south. Continue straight on N. Baird until Walnut Ave
and take a left, heading east. The main parking lot is on the right hand side.

From The South: 
Take Highway 43 to Mason Street exit. Go west on Mason
Avenue to North Baird Street. Turn right, heading north on Baird and then
go east on Walnut Ave. Continue straight on Walnut and the main parking
lot is on the right hand side.

 

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Ballpark History

• Joannes Stadium was built in 1929.

• In 1935, Joannes hosted an exhibition game between the St. Louis Browns and Pittsburgh Pirates. Roger Hornsby played first base, and Honus Wagner coached the Pirates. Over 3,500 attend the game.

• 1950’s-60’s-Joannes Stadium was home to the Green Bay Blue Jays, a Class D Minor League affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and Brooklyn Dodgers. Popular players of the time include Frank Howard, who in 1958 hit 37 home runs and knocked in 119. Howard went on to become the 1960 National League Rookie of the Year. In 1959, George Scott knocked in an amazing 155 runs and did not make the All-Star team. Other well known’s of the time Andy Pafko of Boyceville, Wisconsin, who went on to play for the World Champion Milwaukee Braves. When Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, the team was moved.

• 1970’s-August 2006-Joannes was home to a number of local teams including the Green Bay Blue Ribbons, Green Bay Sultans and the Green Bay Billy’s.

•September 19, 2006-City Council awards lease of Joannes Stadium to the Northwoods League. Green Bay was awarded an Northwoods League expansion team to begin play in 2007.

• September 20, 2006-Green Bay Bullfrogs began work and improvements to Joannes Stadium.

• Spring 2007-Construction began on Joannes renovation project #1, a 4,084 square foot Fan Deck. The Leinies Northwoods Deck will be located in the right field corner creating a unique viewing and entertainment option for the fans.

• June 4, 2007 Bullfrogs first home game versus the Battle Creek Bombers.