Mandan Veteran’s Memorial Ballpark in Mandan (ND), across the Missouri River from Bismarck (ND), will undergo a $2.5 million renovation project beginning next summer. To date, $1.5 million has already been raised. Read more here. As we pondered back in September, could Mandan become a future cross-river rival for the Bismarck Larks (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League)? It’s a stretch from a 20,000-population standpoint, and Legion ball appears to be the primary focus, but the far-flung Northwoods circuit does have a huge footprint gap to fill.
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Post 8 in Pierre (SD) continues to raise the $1.6 to $1.8 million needed to complete the renovation of Hyde Stadium. Read more here. Based on architectural renderings here and here, the refurbished ballpark will include nearly 1,000 seats. Visit the Post 8 stadium renovation page here. With a population of only 16,000, it doesn’t appear Pierre would be an expansion target for the summer collegiate Northwoods League, but the coming new franchise in Bismarck (ND) will only be 3 1/2 hours away.