• Migley Field derives its name from a combination of "mini" and "Wrigley," as the park was built in tribute to the famous home of the Chicago Cubs.

  • The current red marquee was constructed in 2014. Flags show the day's match-up, with the Newts flag on the third base side and the opponent on the first base side. The sign features a two-line advertising message board. The back of the marquee is painted Mallard Green and French Quarter Gold, to match the original 1930s color scheme of the Wrigley Field marquee.

  • The hand-operated scoreboard was built in 2009, with space for the line scores of three series in each the National League and American League. The board replaced the original scoreboard, which was operated by chalk.

  • Flags on top of the scoreboard indicate the standings of ORWBL's National League. After the series, a white flag with a green "W" signifies a Newts victory, while a green flag with a white "L" alerts the neighborhood of a loss.

  • The centerfield scoreboard is flanked by flags representing the Newts' league championships. Banners for the 2013 and 2014 World Series titles fly on the left field side, while the right field side marks the 2016 championship, along with the New Carlisle Newts team flag. The team flag features eight orange stars representing the franchise's World Series appearances, and three green stars surrounding the monogram NC to represent the three championships.

  • The Migley Field Bleacher Bums make their home in left field, where two rows of general admission bleacher seating is available. Fans are instructed to throw all visiting team home run balls back onto the field.

  • Beyond the bleachers and centerfield scoreboard, Dunn Road, also known as "Wiffle Waveland," is a frequent landing spot for home run balls when the wind is blowing out.

  • The outer portion of the outfield wall is adorned with various historical artwork. A franchise logo timeline, Newts versions of vintage Wrigley Field scorecard designs, and a tribute to the Hall of Fame Newts players are among the highlights.

  • Like Wrigley Field, the foul poles honor legendary Cubs broadcaster Jack Brickhouse with his signature "Hey Hey." Flags for the Newts retired numbers fly above the poles: Marc Lindsey (2) and Kaylor Keck (8) in left field with Matt Flagg (X) in right field.

  • Ivy was first planted in 2007, with the fence reaching around 75% coverage by 2013. However, several consecutive frigid winters killed off most of the original vines, and new plants were placed in 2020.

  • The outfield wall features limited advertising and Newts logos meant to mimic the doors on the outfield wall at Wrigley Field. 

  • A 24-seat grandstand was added to the first base side in 2013.

  • The current backstop was constructed in 2016 and features painted bricks and advertising boards. The new backstop was part of the most significant renovation project in the park's history, which included the installation of grass over the previously dirt infield and enlarged dimensions of the playing field.

  • Eight box seats are located directly behind the backstop and provide some of the best views in all of wiffleball. Fans are warned to "Be Alert" for foul balls, similar to the signage located on the Wrigley Field concourse.

  • The Newts equipment shed is adorned with banners celebrating the franchise's tournament success. Most notably are the three banners for The Wiffle®Ball Championship (2007, 2008, 2018).

INSIDE MIGLEY FIELD

BALLPARK FACTS AND FIGURES
Built: 2006

Original Construction Cost: $150

First ORWBL Game: June 3, 2007

 

Seating Capacity: 40

  • Box Seats: 8

  • Grandstand: 24

  • Bleachers: 8

 

Outfield Dimensions

  • Left Field: 95 feet

  • Left-Center Field: 98 feet

  • Center Field: 100 feet

  • Right-Center Field 98 feet

  • Right Field: 93 feet

 

Height of Fence

  • Outfield: 4 feet

  • Backstop: 3 feet

 

Why Migley?

Long before the park was built, Newts legend Garrett Curless would refer to the t-ball field in New Carlisle (now known as The Palace) as "Migley," a combination of "Mini" and Wrigley." The name inspired the concept of a new ballpark, built in tribute to the famous home of the Chicago Cubs.