01/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Minor League Team Overhauling Stadium

With a $10.5 million renovation to Elfstrom Stadium, the Kane County Cougars will offer fans something new next season: luxury suites.

As part of a stadium overhaul that began Sept. 11 but had been in the works since 1999, the Class A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics will add 15 skyboxes and nearly 1,000 seats to the stadium. General manager Jeff Sedivy said the construction project really amounts to a complete renovation of the 18-year-old ballpark in west suburban Geneva.

"Our fans have been waiting for this," Sedivy said. "I just hope the fans like it as much as I do."

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