Former Notable Players:
Francisco Cordero, Jeff DaVanon,
Brandon Inge and Mike Rivera.
Located on the banks of the Grand River, this ballpark
has increased its capacity five times since it opened. Privately
funded, it opened as Old Kent Park, when the naming rights were
sold to Old Kent Bank, a local financial institution. The Ohio-based
Fifth Third Bancorp financial institution, acquired the Old Kent
Bank in 2001 and rebranded the facility Fifth Third Ballpark. The
six-million dollar stadium was the result of a ten-year effort by
two local businessmen to bring professional baseball back to Grand
Rapids, after a 40-year absence.