Mallards Ownership Targets Kenosha Market, Simmons Field Could Get Upgrades

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).

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