Big Top Baseball, owner of the Green Bay Bullfrogs (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), and Ashwaubenon village officials on Tuesday unveiled the design of a new, $10 million baseball and soccer stadium that will be named Capital Credit Union Park. A “name the team” contest to re-brand the team was also announced. Read more here. Enter “Name the Team” contest here. Watch news report here.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday mentioned mentioned a short list of viable expansion cities, including Portland (OR), Las Vegas (NV), Charlotte (NC) and Nashville (TN) in the U.S., as well as Montreal (QC) and maybe Vancouver (BC) in Canada. Long term, locations in Mexico are on the exploratory list. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Charleston RiverDogs are dropping the RiverDogs name to pay homage to a local culinary favorite and a ballpark icon when they become the Charleston Boiled Peanuts for one night only on Saturday, July 28 at Joe Riley Park.
With millions of dollars coming into downtown South Bend (IN), the city is growing quickly and attracting people from across the country. South Bend Cubs (Single-A, Midwest League) owner Andrew Berlin envisions creating a “Wrigleyville” for the Four Winds Field, and the return of the South Shore Line to downtown Union Station would play a major role in accomplishing that dream. Read more here.
— Andrew T. Berlin (@AndrewTBerlin) July 20, 2017
The first-year Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) presented a proposal to the Rapid City Parks and Recreation board at its meeting Thursday night to renovate McKeague Field and bring an expansion franchise to town. Read more and watch news report here. McKeague Field is right next to Floyd Fitzgerald Stadium, home of the Post 22 American Legion team, which we assume is not too keen on the idea.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish and Big Top Baseball have announced that Doug Gole will replace Scott Preimesberger as General Manager of the Kenosha Kingfish on September 15, 2018. Preimesberger recently accepted a management role with the parent company of the Kingfish, Big Top Baseball, in Madison to oversee the inside sales departments for both the Madison Mallards and Madison Pro Soccer.