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Council Approves Changes to Ballpark Commons Plan

Despite objections from citizens, the Franklin (WI) common council approved a series of amendments, mostly on 4-1 votes, to the Ballpark Commons plan that will include allowing additional housing for senior citizens and athletes.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Commons Will Include Senior Memory Care Housing

Apartments for older people at Franklin’s future Ballpark Commons mixed-use project will include memory care housing, according to newly released plans. The development’s senior housing will feature a three-story building on 6 acres.  Read more here about Ballpark Commons project.

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Saints to Honor Building-Scaling Raccoon

PRESS RELEASE – She was one of us and the world wrapped their arms around our #MPRRaccoon.  Not all heroes wear capes and ours climbed her way into the hearts of many, along with one of the highest buildings in Saint Paul.  While many consider Minnesota a state you flyover to get to your destination, our hero proved this was an area she didn’t want to leave.  She has now been returned safely into the wild, but her story will live forever and the St. Paul Saints plan on honoring the greatest raccoon known to man, since perhaps Rocket Raccoon, as they change their name for a day.

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Zimmerman Breaks Ground on Ballpark, Naming Rights Coming Soon

Mike Zimmerman broke ground Thursday on a new minor-league baseball stadium in Franklin (WI) and hopes to announce a naming rights sponsor within about two months.  Read more here.  (Subscription required.)  Read more and watch news report here.

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Mock Visits Rosemont’s Impact Field (FULL REVIEW)

Joe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited the new Impact Field, home of the first-year Chicago Dogs (Independent Professional, American Association).  We provided a link to Mock’s initial photos right after the visit, and we are pleased to report that the full review has now been posted.  Read full review and see photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Impact Field (Rosemont, IL)

Joe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com visited the new Impact Field, home of the first-year Chicago Dogs (Independent Professional, American Association, over Memorial Day weekend.  While we expect a full report soon from Mr. Mock, you can view a few photos here.

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Dogs Open Inaugural Home Stand in Front of Packed House

There is now professional baseball in Rosemont (IL), courtesy of the Chicago Dogs (Independent Professional, American Association). The team’s inaugural home opener at the new $60 million Impact Field stadium was Friday night in front of a crowd of 6,317.  Read more and view photo gallery here.  Watch news report here.

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