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Ballpark Commons Ballpark to Feature Beer Garden, Possible Giant Climbable Milk Carton

The baseball stadium under construction in Franklin (WI) for the coming Milwaukee Milkmen (Independent Professional, American Association) will offer more than a seat to watch the team play. Beyond the game, it will have a beer garden, lawn games, a kids play area possibly with an oversized, climbable milk carton, and a burger and shake joint conceived by the former operators of AJ Bombers.  Read more and view photo here.  (Subscription required.)

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It’s the ‘Milwaukee Milkmen’

The new American Association (Independent Professional) team that will take up residence at the new Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) will be known as the Milwaukee Milkmen. Buy tickets merchandise here.

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Moving Forward with Baby Cakes, Settlement with Wingnuts

The Wichita (KS) City Council plans will vote whether or not to approve an agreement with the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) for the relocation to Wichita and the construction of a new stadium.  The Council will also vote this morning on whether to enter a settlement agreement with the Wichita Wingnuts (Independent Professional, American Association) to terminate their 10-year lease of Lawrence-Dumont.  Staff reports show the settlement is around $2 million, paid over time from now until 2026.  Read more and watch news report here.  UPDATE:  Ballpark project and settlement approved.

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Saints Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Animal House with FOOD FIIIIGHT!!!!

Things got messy at CHS Field on Tuesday, Aug. 14. The St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association) paid tribute to the 40th anniversary of the movie Animal House with a huge ballpark “FOOD FIIIIGHT!”  Read press release here.

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Local Architecture Firm Pitches Downtown Sioux Falls Ballpark

Tom Hurlbert, principal architect at CO-OP Architecture in downtown Sioux Falls (SD), has publicly pitched a new ballpark.  The Co-Op Architecture group has made designs of a proposed baseball stadium at Falls Park.  It would be north of the Sioux Steel development site.  Read more and view renderings gallery here.

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NBC World Series Prepares to Play Last Tournament at Lawrence-Dumont

The National Baseball Congress World Series has been a source for summer baseball at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita (KS) for decades, but the tournament will have a new home after this year.  Starting in 2019, the tournament will be played at Wichita State University’s Eck Stadium.  Read more here.

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Local Tries to Save Shreveport’s Fair Grounds Field

A Shreveport native is hoping to save Fair Grounds Field.  Edward Best shared his idea about three weeks ago on Change.org.  Since then, more than 2,500 people signed his petition, and he’s gotten the attention of city leaders.  Read more and watch news report here.  The latest pro team to play at the ballpark were the Shreveport-Bossier Captains (Independent Professional, American Association), which relocated to Laredo (TX) after the 2011 season.

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