“If you build it, they will come,” that is what the city of Caldwell heard in their dreams in 2015.
Wolfe Field was created in honor of Duane Wolfe. It is the first baseball field in the state of Idaho that has an artificial turf infield. Since the construction of the stadium, Wolfe Field has become one of the premier venues to watch baseball in the Gem State.
“This is going to be a pretty special place to play,” said Graye Wolfe, the lead donor on the project that is named in honor of his father, Duane. “Its going to draw teams to play in Caldwell, not only for the College but also for high school state tournaments and American Legion baseball in the summer.”
The above quote was published in an article back in 2011.
The field was initially constructed in 2009 as a joint partnership between The College of Idaho and the City of Caldwell. Since then, it has served as the home of both the Coyote Baseball program and the Caldwell American Legion baseball program. It will also become the home of the Canyon County Spuds later this month.
“We’re fortunate enough to play at Wolfe Field. The facilities are amazing and we’re thankful that the city of Caldwell and College of Idaho was generous enough to share such an awesome field with us,” said Spuds head coach Sean Walsh. By working with the city and college we want to enhance and improve the experience and atmosphere not only for players but fans too. We are working hard to make Wolfe Field a staple for summer family fun in Canyon County.”
In 2009, it was just the field that was created. In 2015, a seating bowl that can seat up to 1,000 fans. These individual purple seat backs are grandstand-type seats that you would have the luxury to sit in at a major league stadium. Its a $2.4 million dollar field, that the City of Caldwell is proud to have.
In 2018, they continued to add to the stadium when they put in the courtyard, concession stand, press box, restrooms on both sides and a coaches office. It has truly become the field of dreams for “tater town.”
A cool thing about the field is that a train can travel just past center field. It has that true small-town feel.
The Spuds chose to call the City of Caldwell home because of…
“The People, the community, and their passion for baseball… great small town feel!” said Jeff Dobish, Spuds Owner
The Spuds are 10 days away from their first game of the year and 9 days away from letting the host families into the ballpark for the first time. The staff is eager to get the ball rolling.