The Green Bay-Brown County Professional Football Stadium District Board agreed Wednesday afternoon to pitch in for two major area projects, including the proposed Shipyard Stadium — a new ballpark/”outdoor events center” for the Green Bay Bullfrogs (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League). Read more here.
The latest plans for a new home for the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) envisions weaving public spaces around a new minor league baseball park that residents could use year-round. Read more and watch news report here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the hiring of two new, but experienced, public address announcers that will split duties for the 2017 season. A familiar face to many in Wisconsin Rapids and Central Wisconsin, Mark Skibba, will share the 2017 honors with minor league veteran Joe Diedrich. Continue reading
On Tuesday afternoon, Wayne State opened its brand new Harwell Field baseball stadium in homage of the great broadcaster. The stadium doubles as a historical museum to Harwell’s role in baseball and the Detroit Tigers. Read more and see photos here.
Fairgrounds Field in Robstown (TX), the former home of the Coastal Bend Aviators (Independent Professional, Central Baseball League/American Association), has struggled for viability. Looking beyond baseball, Nueces County has found some new uses for the field by renting it out to more than 40 different organizations and businesses. Read more here.
Scott Hall, who runs Scott Hall Catering and the Bone-In Artisan Barbecue truck, will open a 3,600-square-foot, brick-and-mortar location of his much-loved smoked meat truck next to Spirit Communications Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies (Single-A, South Atlantic League). Read more here.
The Cincinnati Reds and Delaware North Sportservice have named Manny Slomovitz as the new executive chef for Great American Ball Park. Read more here.