1. City of Lansing is the owner of the stadium.
2. General Motors was the first park sponsor and paid $1.5 million for naming rights.
The name they chose? Oldsmobile Park, of course.
3. When GM gave up naming rights in 2010, Cooley Law School became the primary
sponsor and the park was re-born as Cooley Law School Stadium.
4. Ground was broken on April 3, 1995. Participants include Governor John Engler,
Mayor David Hollister, Lugnuts Owner Tom Dickson, MSU President Peter McPherson
and Councilman Rick Lilly.
5. Financing the stadium construction came from six local institutions: Capital National Bank,
City Bank, Community First Bank, Dart National Bank, First of America Bank and
Michigan National Bank.
6. The original budget for the stadium was $10 million.
7. The stadium was designed by HNTB Corporation and the General Contractor was
8. Some of the amazing numbers involved in the construction of Oldsmobile Park include:
* 150,000 cubic yards of dirt was removed.
* 60,000 man hours from local unions were utilized.
* 17,500 square yards of sod was installed.
* 6,500 cubic yards of concrete was poured.
* 70,000 utility bricks and 65,000 blocks were installed.
* More than 6,000 seats were installed in the bowl surrounding the infield.
* 400 tons of steel was erected.
* 568 pieces of glass were installed.
* 2,700 gallons of paint were spread.
* There are 26 suites that make up the upper deck.
9. Exactly one year after its ground breaking, Cooley Law School stadium opened on
April 3, 1996 with a game featuring Michigan State University and University of Michigan.
10. April 5, 1996 was the date that Lansing Lugnuts played their first home game in the
stadium. The game was against Rockford.