Sturgeon Bay youth football teams have long practiced on a small stretch of field nicknamed the "rock pile" located near Memorial Field. A proposal is to hit the Sturgeon Bay City Council looking for approval on a name change on Tuesday, June 11th at 8pm. John Utnehmer aka “Hoot” will be honored with naming rights on the field if the proposal passes.
Wednesday night the City of Sturgeon Bay Park and Rec Committee voted unanimously to name that field, “Hoot Field.”
Plans are underway to dedicate not only "Hoot Field", but also recognize Hoot overall for his efforts for youth sports on Thursday, June 13th between a doubleheader Legion Baseball game at Memorial Field at approximately 7:00 PM.