At the end of the 2014 baseball season, the City of South Bend announced that it would welcome a new minor league baseball team to the community for the 2015 season – the South Bend Cubs, an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. While minor league baseball games were already a popular summer pastime in South Bend, the new team brought even more life to Four Winds Field. In fact, the decision to switch from the Silverhawks to the Cubs was a home run (pun intended). The 2015 baseball season surpassed the stadium’s previous attendance record by nearly 100,000 fans.
What makes a South Bend Cubs game at Four Winds Field so great?
- It’s a great place to get outside, drink a beer, and simply enjoy summer.
- It’s cheap! Game tickets are $9-$11 and there are promotions and discounts throughout the summer.
- You can drink local – Round Barn (including their awesome keg sangria) and Evil Czech are on tap!
- The food is really good. There’s plenty of standard ballpark food options, but there’s also a variety of smaller, specialty food vendors (try the gourmet burger or pulled pork nacho stands).
- There’s a tiki bar – complete with margaritas and summery cocktails.
- For those who have kids – there’s plenty of entertainment, including several bounce houses, batting cages, and a splash pad.
- The gift shop is in an awesome old synagogue, which was featured in the New York Times.
Four winds field also hosts other cool events throughout the year. This summer, they hosted the Under the Sun music tour, featuring Sugar Ray, Better than Ezra, Eve 6 and Uncle Cracker, which only cost $20.
South Bend Cubs/Four Winds Field
501 W. South Street
South Bend, IN 46601