After capturing the Madison and Wisconsin Rapids (WI) markets, the amazing crew from the summer collegiate Madison Mallards/ Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (Northwoods League) are targeting Kenosha (WI) for expansion and proposing$1 million in renovations to vintage Simmons Field. The group is asking for $750,000 from the city to facilitate the project and offering $30,000 per year in a lease payment for 10 years. Read more here.
According to the Kenosha News, proposed upgrades to Simmons include:
— New seating areas, including replacing the seats behind home plate and bringing in seats once used at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
— Improved concession stands and team store.
— Creation of a hill near the left field foul area.
— Installation of a hand-operated scoreboard.
Over the years, Simmons has served as the home for the Kenosha Comets (All-American Girls Professional Baseball League) (1948-51) made famous by the movie A League of Their Own, Single-A Kenosha Twins (Midwest League) (1984-1992), summer collegiate Kenosha Kroakers (Northwoods League) (1994-1999), and indy pro Kenosha Mammoths (Frontier League) (2003).