Daniel Lewis of the South Bend Cubs watches the game as the sun sets in the background.

A Long Overdue Trip Back to Four Winds Field

When I lived in Northern Indiana I made many trips to what is now called Four Winds Field. My last few trips were in early 2011 before I moved to West Lafayette. Every trip to the stadium in 2011 would be different because the field was different every time. I never got to see the final result of all of the construction until last night. What I saw was amazing. They took a very basic single A ballpark, and transformed it into a great place to watch a baseball game. I saw very little to remind me of the park I used to visit. I spent some of the game photographing the game action, but I spent more time looking around the park. I will post some of my action photos tomorrow. For now enjoy some photos from last night of the stadium.

The sun sets at Four Winds Field in South Bend, Indiana on 7-22-15

The Little Things That Make a Park Great

If you have visited enough parks then you know that most of them look the same. Here they have done a great job of making the park stand out with some great features. They have the kids zone in the outfield, but what I liked the most was the fountains in right field for the kids to play in. I made a few photos of it in some different light, but I liked the one above the best. This is a park that is now very unique. I think that the large amount of fans in the stands is a testament to what they accomplished with the renovation.

More Photos of Four Winds Field

Here are a few more photos of this great park. I had way too much fun there not to go back again this season. I was very lucky that a gorgeous sunset during the night along with some great light during the game. You really can’t ask for much more as a photographer when you are making photos of a stadium. As I said earlier I will have some game images tomorrow. For now though enjoy some more looks at Four Winds Field.


The sun sets at Four Winds Field in South Bend, Indiana on 7-22-15
Jeffery Baez stands in right field of of Four Winds Field during the South Bend Cubs game against the Great Lakes Loons on 7-22-15
Daniel Lewis of the South Bend Cubs watches the game as the sun sets in the background.
The sun sets at Four Winds Field in South Bend, Indiana on 7-22-15

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About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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