Finnish Baseball in Puijo
Puijon Pesis was founded in 1999 when two men’s representative teams merged; Kuopio Kelta-Mustat and Siilinjärvi Pesis, forming the representative team of Finnish baseball in Kuopio area. The best achievement of the representative team is the 2006 season bronze medal in the highest division, Superpesis. Puijon Pesis has both men’s and women’s representative teams, with the women’s team known as the Puijottaret. Puijon Pesis and Puijottaret are currently playing in Ykköspesis, the second highest division.
Home matches are played in the 1 400-seat Osuma Arena, located at the foot of Puijo, near Kuopio Square. The Osuma Arena was completed in 2008 and a new sand turf pitch and scoreboard were installed in 2023.