Great Baseball. Thrilling Memories. Revitalize South Bend.

The South Bend Cubs are a U.S. Class A minor league baseball team, based in South Bend, Indiana, that plays in the Midwest League. Known for many years as the Silver Hawks, in September of 2014 they ended their 17-year affiliation with the Arizona Diamondbacks, signed a 4-year player development agreement with the Chicago Cubs, and changed their name to the South Bend Cubs. They have since extended the contract through the 2020 season.

Andrew Berlin is the Chairman and Owner of the South Bend Cubs.


I made a promise to the local community and government officials who welcomed me with open arms when I bought the team. I promised that I would return the team to its former glory days. And I promised that I’d do everything I could to bring people back to South Bend and prove that this is a wonderful place to invest in.
— Andrew Berlin

Great baseball.

We're firmly committed to player development and creating an atmosphere where outstanding baseball is played on the field.

 

Rich History

South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a Midwest League franchise in 1988. Originally affiliated with the Chicago White Sox and bearing the name of the parent club, the team was renamed in 1994. The name "Silver Hawks" was chosen as an homage to the once popular Studebaker Silver Hawk automobile, which was manufactured in South Bend.

 

Here Come the Cubs

Starting in 2015, the caliber of play improved with our new Cubs affiliation. Baseball America rated the Cubs farm system as the best in professional baseball. This means you will see the stars of tomorrow play in South Bend today. And if you have any doubt, the Cubs' Minor League talent was on display in 2014 when they won the Midwest League Championship.

In 2015, the South Bend Cubs won the John H. Johnson President's Award, which is the highest honor a franchise can receive in Minor League Baseball. Ballpark Digest named the South Bend Cubs its Team of the Year in 2015. 

It's simple. We're focused on having our South Bend Cubs players help the Chicago Cubs win another World Series as soon as possible!

 

Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium

The team's home park is Four Winds Field. The stadium was built in 1987 and named for Stanley Coveleski, the Hall of Fame pitcher who retired to South Bend after a career in major league baseball that included pitching an amazing three complete games to help the Cleveland Indians win the 1920 World Series. 

A permanent bronze statue of Stanley Coveleski sits at the main entrance in his honor. 

In 2013, the team announced that it reached an agreement with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, owners of Four Winds Resorts, for naming rights to its field. The field is now known as Four Winds Field. The stadium has undergone significant renovations to make it a great experience for all fans.

The bronze memorial bearing the name and likeness of Stanley Coveleski before it was installed at the main entrance in his honor.  

The bronze memorial bearing the name and likeness of Stanley Coveleski before it was installed at the main entrance in his honor.  

Upgrades include:

  • Stadium seating
  • Refacing the building with bricks
  • New grass field installed by Roger Bossard, Head Groundskeeper for the Chicago White Sox
  • Rebirth of a historic Sons of Israel synagogue as the team store
  • New splash pad, jungle gym, and fun zone for kids; A tiki hut bar for adults
  • New performance center player development complex located beyond the right field fence has six batting cages with pitching machines for baseball and softball, two regulation pitching mounds, and a world-class weight room. 

 

Thrilling Memories.

We are building history by creating an amazing experience.

September 18, 2014 – Welcoming the Cubs to South Bend, Indiana

September 18, 2014 – Welcoming the Cubs to South Bend, Indiana

Yes, we take baseball seriously, but we take your overall fan experience at Four Winds Field just as seriously. I have many fond memories as a boy attending baseball games with my family. Though I can't remember which teams won, I can vividly recall the sounds, smells, and tastes of both Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park. Today, we're creating those same lasting memories for you and your family right here at Four Winds Field.

We make it a priority to listen to our fans. In our most recent survey, we had more than 2,500 people participate. Nearly 90% of fans strongly recommended a visit to see a game at Four Winds Field. Respondents praised, among other things, our atmosphere for kids and families, our quality food, our affordable ticket prices, and the friendliness of our staff.

We're proud of our progress, but won't rest until everyone is thrilled!

We have put in:

  • Even more delicious, quality food choices, including more healthy options
  • Food and drink vendors walking the stands
  • New audio equipment and a total rebalance of the volume
  • New HD video cameras for the best clarity on the largest video board in the Minor Leagues
  • Full-time attendants in the bathrooms every inning to ensure freshness and cleanliness
  • More opportunities to interact with the players before and after games

 

Revitalize South Bend.

We provide jobs to more than 350 people every season. 

The more successful we are, the more jobs we're able to offer. Providing employment opportunities and careers in our community is an important role the South Bend Cubs will continue to play.

And we've brought more than 300,000 people annually to downtown South Bend. Apart from professional baseball games, we host high school games, concerts, charity events, and private events. Every person we bring downtown helps spark other local businesses. As the local economy gains momentum, more businesses will come to the area and further spur South Bend's vitality.

Our affiliation with the Chicago Cubs – one of the strongest brands in all of baseball – will bring even more fans. The confidence the Chicago Cubs have shown in South Bend will now reverberate to other companies looking for new locations. This is a real vote of support for our community.

The more successful we are, the more jobs we're able to offer. Providing employment opportunities and careers in our community is an important role the South Bend Cubs will continue to play.

I am excited for what the future holds for the South Bend Cubs and our whole region.
— Andrew Berlin

We're connected to our community in many ways. We're proud to affiliate with organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, Holy Cross College, LOGAN Center, March of Dimes Foundation, Memorial Children's Hospital, Salvation Army Kroc Center, South Bend Education Foundation, St. Vincent de Paul, United Way, the University of Notre Dame, and the YMCA.