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.
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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 – 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
Construction continues on the $1.5 million renovation of Municipal Ballpark in Bismarck (ND). The new grandstand will have covered seating for 1,000 fans. Other improvements will include a new clubhouse for players and improved concession, restroom, press box and main gate facilities. Bismarck has been talked about as a possible location for a summer collegiate Northwoods League team. Read more here.
The summer collegiate LaCrosse Loggers (Northwoods League) hosted a public event this week to update progress on the new dugouts and $350,000 artificial turf installation at Copeland Park. They also announced that plans for a large video screen for the left field scoreboard are going ahead as part of the planned $650,000 overall project. Read more here. View Facebook photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The St. Cloud Rox Baseball Club has reached a lease agreement with the City of St. Cloud to continue playing its games at Joe Faber Field through the 2017 season. “A lot of excitement has been created around Rox baseball the last two seasons and to be able to call Joe Faber Field Home of the Rox through the 2017 season helps keep the momentum going for many years Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Ownership of the Green Bay Bullfrogs has been transferred to the Northwoods League, NWL President Dick Radatz, Jr., announced. The league purchased the affiliate from Titletown Baseball Group, LLC [headed by Jeff Royle], which had owned the team since its inception in 2007. Continue reading
Community and team officials were on hand Wednesday at Simmons Field in Kenosha (WI) to participate in the installation of the first few premium seats at the historic ballpark currently under renovation for a yet-to-be-named expansion franchise from the summer collegiate Northwoods League. Read more and view photo gallery here.
Officials are pointing to the end of November for unveiling the soon-to-be-completed renovations at Simmons Field in Kenosha (WI), the new home for an expansion franchise from the summer collegiate Northwoods League. At that time, the team’s name and logo will also be introduced. Read more here. View photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – With the fourth season of Rafters baseball in the books the team has announced changes in the front office. Liz Kern, who has served as the General Manger each of the Rafters first four seasons, has been named Vice President of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and John Fanta, who has been Kern’s Assistant General Manager since the team’s inception, has been named Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On September 23, 2013, Kalamazoo Baseball is unveiling the five finalists for the new team name on www.kzoobaseball.com. From September 23 – October 7, fans can vote online for their favorite name. All votes will be taken into consideration and the chosen team will be announced at the Opening Event at Homer Stryker Field scheduled for mid-November. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards will host Ducktoberfest on Saturday, September 28th from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Ducktoberfest will feature a large variety of fall seasonal and German beers. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The owners of the Northwoods League’s newest franchise, Kenosha Baseball, announced that Jake McGhee has been named the club’s first General Manager. McGhee will start immediately at the office at historic Simmons Field in Kenosha. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Baseball is back in the Zoo! To kick things off, the Kalamazoo Baseball group is seeking YOUR input in helping decide the new team’s name for years to come. Ever wondered what it would be like to name a new baseball organization? Ever brainstormed some creative, fun ideas for a team name in Kalamazoo? Well here’s your chance! Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards will host the first ever Curdfest presented by Wisconsin Cheese on August 24th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Continue reading
During the summer collegiate Northwoods League All-Star Game last night at Carson Park, home of the Eau Claire Express, the Star Tribune’s Patrick Reusse had a chance to talk with NWL chief Dick Radatz, Jr. Reusse’s story is a bit of a rehash of the story we posted on July 9, but it’s worth a read. That said, it’s very old news that the league is targeting the Twin Cities for expansion and its franchise fee is $1 million. Read more here.
The summer collegiate Eau Claire Express kicked off the Northwoods League All-Star Game festivities this evening with a banquet to honor the all-stars featuring two-time World Series champion and former Minnesota Twins Manager Tom Kelly. Watch news report here. On Tuesday, the Express host a fan fest, Home Run Derby, All-Star Game, and post-game fireworks at historic Carson Park.
The Boston Globe’s Stan Grossfeld takes a look at the summer collegiate Northwoods League and its founder Dick Radatz, Jr., who wants to dominate the summer collegiate landscape like his father, the late Boston Red Sox reliever Dick “The Monster” Radatz, dominated Mickey Mantle. There is not much in the piece we didn’t already know, but it’s certainly worth a read. Read more here.
The summer collegiate Wisconsin Rapids Rafters’ (Northwoods League) new fan deck is open for business. Partnering with Element Mobile, the “Rat Trap” as the deck is called, was built using re-purposed steel from an old building. Read more here.
You knew this was eventually going to happen. The Kalamazoo (MI) City Commission on Monday approved a contract with Kalamazoo Baseball LLC to bring a summer collegiate Northwoods League franchise to Homer Stryker Field in 2014. The team will pay $35,000 per year to lease the ballpark. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – A new chapter for the Blue Sox began on Wednesday as Clark Eckhoff was officially introduced as the new team president. Running a baseball organization is nothing new to Eckhoff, considering he has done it in the past and has found success. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards recently opened their brand new Feldco Ticket Office. The 1,600-square foot building was added on to the existing office at the “Duck Pond.” Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Battle Creek Bombers, members of the prestigious Northwoods League, unveiled their 2013 Promotional Schedule today, and announced that single-game tickets are now on sale for all 35 home games. Tickets may be purchased online at any time, are available by calling the Battle Creek Bombers at (269) 962-0735, or in person at the Bombers offices located at 189 Bridge Street, Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Construction bids for the renovation of historic Simmons Field were opened to the public at 2 pm Thursday at Kenosha City Hall. Out of four bidders, Camosy Construction of Kenosha, was awarded the project after submitting the low bid for the City of Kenosha Public Works project. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League is pleased to announce it is launching a YouTube channel this summer that will provide fans with more than 560 NWL games streamed live during the 2013 regular and post season on the Northwoods League YouTube channel and through a YouTube video player on northwoodsleague.tv. The partnership was announced by Dick Radatz, Jr., Northwoods Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards new Zimbrick Honda Video Board will be installed at 9:30 am tomorrow (Thursday) morning at the “Duck Pond.” All members of the media are invited to watch the crane hoist the video board into place. Continue reading