The summer collegiate St. Cloud Rox (Northwoods League) have announced that they will unveil their new mascot on Thursday, March 20th at Brothers Bar & Grill in St. Cloud (MN). The mascot unveiling event will start at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public. There will be no charge for admission and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are giving fans the opportunity to put their selfie skills to productive use with a Salute To Selfie Night during the 2014 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – CO Brown Stadium in Bailey Park, home of the Battle Creek Bombers, is set to receive new renovations this spring to precede the 2014 Bombers season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Thunder Bay Border Cats organization is proud to announce that Tbaytel has obtained the exclusive field naming rights for Port Arthur Stadium. Starting with the 2014 baseball season, all home games will now be played at the newly named Tbaytel Park. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are handing over naming rights to the community once again, this time for the team’s official name of the new mascot. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – For the past few weeks, the Madison Mallards have been working with Madison Area Middle School students in hopes to find an artistic design for the 2014 alternate jersey. The Mallards received over 175 submissions from 14 different schools throughout the Madison area. Continue reading
The Kenosha Area Visitors and Convention Bureau wasted no time marketing the Kenosha Kingfish, a new baseball franshise from the summer collegiate Northwoods League making renovated Simmons Field home starting the 2014 season. The Kingfish appear on Page 5 and Page 14 of the Kenosha Area Visitors Guide. View guide here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Express front office today announced the hiring of Eric Nielsen as the new public address announcer for the 2014 season. Nielsen replaces Paul Schommer, who had been the PA voice of the Express since the 2006 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards were in search of a new alternate jersey for the 2014 season. The club enlisted the help of local middle school students and the results were extraordinary. Continue reading
Interested in gaining more insight into the summer collegiate West Coast League? WCL president Dennis Koho makes a few comments about league expansion and takes a bit of a Dick Radatz, Jr.-type shot at the summer collegiate Cape Cod League in a recent interview with Best Coast Baseball. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Express front office today announced the hiring of Pete Knutson as the fifth radio broadcaster in team history. Knutson replaces Doug Raftery, who departed from the Express in November of 2013 after serving as Play-by-Play Announcer in 2012 and Director of Broadcasting and Media Sales in 2013. Knutson enters his first season in the Northwoods League but has a variety Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Tonight the Green Bay City Council approved the Green Bay Bullfrogs proposed improvements to Joannes Stadium for the 2014 season. The Council unanimously approved the improvements the new owners proposed. All projects will be funded entirely by the new ownership group of the Green Bay Bullfrogs and will not disrupt any games scheduled at the ballpark this spring. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are thrilled to announce a multiyear partnership agreement with Bell’s Brewery. Bell’s Brewery has agreed to become the official craft beer provider of the expansion Kalamazoo Growlers franchise. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – At tonight’s meeting of the City of Green Bay Parks Committee, the Green Bay Bullfrogs proposed several improvements to Joannes Stadium that would be completed in time for the 2014 season. The proposed improvements were approved unanimously with a 3-0 vote and will now be considered at the February 4th City Council meeting. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced today that Darren Besch has joined the front office as the team’s Director of Outside Ticket Sales. The team also announced that Jake Serwe, who has been with the team since 2012, has been named Inside Sales and Operations Manager. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Woodchucks are about halfway through a major renovation of Athletic Park. On the field Woodchucks are adding more seats behind home plate to provide a new fan experience. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods league, are excited to announce a new addition to their front office. Brandon Grengs will serve as the Coordinator of Sales and Marketing for the MoonDogs for the 2014 season. Grengs will assist with the MoonDogs’ sales efforts as well as coordinate all marketing and community outreach initiatives for the team. Continue reading
The summer collegiate LaCrosse Loggers (Northwoods League) are getting a new Daktronics video board that is expected to be installed by April. Here is a look at the current scoreboard that was erected when Copeland Park (“The Lumberyard”) was built for the Loggers in 2003.
Rendering of new video board at Copeland Park, LaCrosse Loggers Twitter page
PRESS RELEASE – January 16, 2014. The Madison Mallards are enlisting the help of local middle school students to design the team’s alternate jersey for the 2014 season. Any middle school student in the Madison area can submit their entry to the Mallards by following the guidelines below: Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Waterloo Bucks have released their 20th-Season logo and have announced plans for their fans to pick a “fan favorite” team. The 20th-season logo, designed by Ed Flack of Hellman Associates, will be used interchangeably during the 2014 season with the current Bucks’ family of logos. Continue reading
Facing opposition from an anti-binge drinking group and doubts the Eau Claire (WI) City Council would approve plans, the summer collegiate Eau Claire Express (Northwoods League) withdrew their request to add two small group decks within the grandstand at Carson Park. Read more here. View rendering of proposed deck here. Don’t get us started!
PRESS RELEASE – The St. Cloud Rox announced today that they will be holding a Name Your Mascot Contest. Fans are encouraged to send in their mascot names by emailing nameyourmascot@ stcloudrox.com The person that submits the name that will be used for the Rox new mascot will receive a pair of season tickets for the 2014 Rox season, a picture with the mascot at an unveiling event, Continue reading
A request by the summer collegiate Eau Claire Express (Northwoods League) to install two small fan decks within the grandstand of historic Carson Park will be voted on this week by the Eau Claire (WI) City Council. Read more here. We assume the decks will be similar in nature to the primitive suite decks built and used by the NWL’s Madison Mallards before Warner Park underwent major renovation.
PRESS RELEASE – With the start of the New Year, the Battle Creek Bombers are thrilled to announce three new additions to their front office. Kali Ackerman, Austin Babich, and Emily Rosencrants have all joined the Bombers staff for the 2014 season. Ackerman and Babich will share the title of Coordinator of Ticket Operations, while Rosencrants has been named the Bombers new Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Waterloo Bucks have announced the hiring of Clayton Grandquist as the team’s new Assistant General Manager/Director of Stadium Operations. Grandquist will join General Manager Dan Corbin in the front office for the 20th season of Bucks Baseball. Continue reading
With the 2014 session of the Minnesota Legislature fast approaching, Duluth (MN) will take another run at securing state bonding money for refurbishing historic Wade Stadium, home of the summer collegiate Duluth Huskies (Northwoods League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Duluth Huskies Front Office has announced that they have added Josh Nonnemacher and Heidi Willeck as Corporate Account Managers. Continue reading
The Eau Claire (WI) Waterways and Parks Commission voted 7-5 Wednesday to allow the summer collegiate Eau Claire Express (Northwoods League) to construct two small fan decks within the upper grandstand at Carson Park. Three rows (22 seats) of bench seating would be removed to accommodate the new decks. The proposal will now go before the city council for final consideration. Read more here.
Castle Field in the Minneapolis suburb of Anoka (MN) opened this past summer after Phase 1 construction. City officials are now looking at completing Phase 2 in 2014, which will include adding restrooms and concessions. The third phase of construction, planned for 2015, will include a plaza area adjacent to the ball field. Meanwhile, discussions continue with a potential ownership group that could Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lakeshore Chinooks released their 2014 schedule as they begin their third season of play in the Northwoods League. Highlighting the schedule on July 22, 2014 will be the annual Northwoods League All-Star Game to be played at Kapco Park on the Campus of Concordia University in Mequon. 2013 Major League All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann, Ben Zobrist and Continue reading
In addition to introducing the team’s branding for their inaugural 2014 season at an event Saturday afternoon, the summer collegiate Kenosha Kingfish (Northwoods League) unveiled renovations to historic Simmons Field. For anyone who has visited the park in the past (like we have on several occasions), you will notice substantial changes. View video clip in upper right corner of article here. See photo here.
PRESS RELEASE – A new era of baseball will begin at a renovated Simmons Field on May 31, 2013. The ownership of the franchise announced the name of the team, unveiled the logo and gave fans a first look at the new Simmons Field. A public-private partnership between the City of Kenosha and the Kingfish has resulted in more than $1 million in improvements to historic Simmons Field making it one Continue reading
Northwoods League President Dick Radatz, Jr. announced that ownership of the Green Bay Bullfrogs has been transferred from the Northwoods League to Green Bay Baseball LLC. The new ownership group consists of seasoned Northwoods League operators including lead owner Steve Schmitt, Vern Stenman, Conor Caloia and Liz Kern. The group has been involved as owners or operators in Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Battle Creek Bombers are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Ryan Sturm as the team’s new Assistant General Manager. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has scheduled a press conference for 1 pm Tuesday, November 19 to announce the new ownership group of the Green Bay Bullfrogs. The media event is open to the public and will be held at the Bullfrogs office at 1306 Main Street in Green Bay. Continue reading
The expansion summer collegiate Northwoods League franchise in Kalamazoo (MI) will be known as the Kalamazoo Growlers. The team unveiled their new name and logos on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, during an event at Homer Stryker Field. The logo was designed by Worthen Design.
PRESS RELEASE – The Battle Creek Bombers are saddened to announce the recent passing of one of our own – Caitlyn Jackson. Caitlyn was a beloved member of the Bombers family, and attended nearly every home game with the Jackson family, many of whom work for the franchise throughout the season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Alexandria Blue Anchors, a member of the Northwoods League, have announced the hiring of Kendall Hughson as General Manager/Director of Baseball Operations. Hughson will join the organization effective immediately. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Kenosha Baseball is thrilled to announce that Dave “The Bullet” Smith will perform a Human Cannonball show at the November 23 Launch Party. Smith is the current world record holder having traveled 193′ 8.8″ in Italy in 2011. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Kalamazoo Baseball LLC, the group bringing a Northwoods League baseball franchise to Kalamazoo in 2014, is throwing a “Baseball is Back in Kalamazoo!” event at Homer Stryker Field on Friday, November 15th at 5pm. The event and press conference will be held indoor at the teams’ front office and Parks and Recreation building and conference center. Continue reading