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Dozer Park



Park Name: Dozer Park
Tenants: 
Peoria Chiefs (Midwest League)
Bradley University Braves (NCAA Division I- Missouri Valley Conference)

Opened: 2002
Address: 730 Southwest Jefferson Street, Peoria, Illinois 61605
Dimensions: 310' (L), 400' (C), 310' (R)

Former Names: 
O'Brien Field (2002-2013)


The view from behind home plate at Dozer Park.


The view from down the first base line. The offices of Caterpillar construction equipment sits behind the left field fence, and the park is named for the company's signature bulldozers.


The view from down the third base line.


The grandstand at Dozer Park, as seen from center field.


The Chiefs' mascot is a dalmatian fire chief, and concession stands have fire house related names.


Bar top seating on the concourse behind home plate.


A statue behind home plate celebrates Pete Vonachen, the former Chiefs owner for whom the teams former stadium was named. 


Caterpillar construction equipment and a fire engine sit on the outfield concourse, celebrating the inspirations for the team and stadium's names.


Picnic table seating and a children's playground along the center field concourse.


The outfield scoreboard in right center field.


Retired numbers on the right field fence celebrate former Chiefs players, as well as retired numbers, like that of Kirby Puckett, from Bradley University, which shares Dozer Park.  


The outfield fence is significantly taller in right field than in left, and ivy grows beneath the batter's eye in center field.


The left field berm, and the buildings of downtown Peoria beyond the ballpark gates.


The Peoria Chiefs on the field during a game at Dozer Park.





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