Tag Archives: Midwest League

Lugnuts Ballpark Upgrades Over Budget

Lansing Lugnuts LogoRenovations to Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts (Midwest League), will cost up to $3 million more than budgeted.  According to the Lansing (MI) mayor’s office, new locker rooms, scoreboards, concessions areas and other upgrades will have to rely on more private funding and more bonding dollars.  Read more here.

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Kernels Finalize Purchase of Bucks

Cedar Rapids Kernels LogoWaterloo Bucks LogoPRESS RELEASE – The sale of the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League to the Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc. (d.b.a. Cedar Rapids Kernels) is official. Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc. President Gary Keoppel, Kernels General Manager Doug Nelson and Waterloo Bucks General Manager Dan Corbin were on hand for the official signing today. Continue reading

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South Bend Silver Hawks Now ‘South Bend Cubs’

Chicago Cubs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Class A minor league baseball team playing out of Four Winds Field in downtown South Bend has changed its name. The announcement was made official by Andrew Berlin, sole owner of the team who was joined by the President of the South Bend team and top management from the Chicago Cubs in a press conference held early today at the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading

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Owners of Hot Rods Finalize Purchase of Louisville Bats

Bowling Green Hot Rods LogoLouisville Bats LogoPRESS RELEASE – The commitment of Manhattan Capital Sports Acquisition to the state of Kentucky continues to show strong, as the group who owns the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class-A/Tampa Bay Rays) announced their purchase of the majority interest in the Louisville Bats (Triple-A/International League/Cincinnati Reds). The investment Continue reading

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Silver Hawks Going Natural, Sign PDC with Cubs

SouthBendSilverHawksLogoThe Single-A South Bend Silver Hawks (Midwest League) are converting the playing surface at Four Winds Field from artificial turf to natural grass, as the franchise begins a new affiliation with the Chicago Cubs.  Read more hereWatch the removal in action here.

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Fall Beer Festival Held at Lugnuts’ Home

Lansing Lugnuts LogoThe Fall 2014 Beerfest at the Ballpark was held on Friday, Sept. 12, at Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts (Midwest League).  Read more here.  Watch photo gallery video here.

Beerfest at the Ballpark

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Fifth Third Field (Dayton, OH)

Dayton Dragons LogoMiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Fifth Third Field, home of the Single-A Dayton Dragons (Midwest League).  Read more and view photos here.

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