Members of the Riverbend Stadium Authority say they expect new, state-of-the-art baseball stadium in Beloit (WI) for the Beloit Snapper’s (Single-A, Midwest League) will be ready in time for the 2021 season. Read more here.
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Goundbreaking Soon for New Beloit Ballpark, Opening Targeted for 2021
Latest Plans and Renderings Released for New Beloit Ballpark
Development plans and renderings for the proposed 3,500-seat baseball stadium in downtown Beloit (WI) for the Beloit Snappers (Single-A, Midwest League) have been released. Read more here. View more renderings here.
Pitch Made, Renderings Released of Proposed Beloit Ballpark
Key stakeholders looking to build a downtown stadium for the Beloit Snappers (Single-A, Midwest League) made their first pitch to the Beloit City Council and city residents at a meeting Monday night. Read more and view renderings here.
Snappers Being Sold, New Downtown Ballpark Proposed
Quint Studer and Diane Hendricks have announced that they are buying the Beloit Snappers (Single-A, Midwest League) and proposing a new stadium near the Rock River behind Beloit City Hall. Studer Entertainment & Retail currently co-owns the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Double-A, Southern League). Read more here and here. Watch news report here.
Governor’s Veto Could Impact Beloit’s Effort for Ballpark State Aid
A fund that could have allowed for tax dollars to be spent on building projects across the state, including a new downtown stadium for the Beloit Snappers (Single-A, Midwest League), has been partially vetoed by Governor Tony Evers. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Money & Financials, Stadium Issues
Snappers Excited for Another Season, But Ongoing Ballpark Woes Put Team in Jeopardy
The Beloit Snappers (Single-A, Midwest League) are fired up to begin the new season with a new skipper at the helm. Read more here. But underlying the excitement for the new season is the uncertain future for the club playing in one of the most outdated ballparks in the minors. Time has not run out on the Snappers’ bid to build a new home, but it’s getting close, however. Very close. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Market & Location, Stadium Issues
A Ballpark Case Study for Beloit
Between the final out of the 2017 season to the first pitch of 2018, the Beloit Snappers (Single-A, Midwest League) will secure their eyes on a long-term future in Beloit (WI). Watch video here.
Flolid Returns as Beloit’s GM
PRESS RELEASE – The Beloit Snappers are pleased to announce the return of Seth Flolid as General Manager, effective immediately. Continue reading
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Snappers Name Flolid GM
PRESS RELEASE – The Beloit Snappers have announced that Seth Flolid will be taking over as General Manager. Flolid becomes the club’s 13th General Manager since the team’s inception in 1982. Continue reading
Former Board Prez Offers to Buy Snappers
A group called Throwing Cheese Baseball led by Brian Christianson, former board president of the Single-A Beloit Snappers (Midwest League), is offering to buy the club and keep the team in Beloit (WI). In a three-page memo, the group makes the case for a private buyout of the franchise. Read more here.
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MiLB President Applies Soft Ballpark Pressure in Beloit
Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner was in Beloit (WI) Wednesday for the Single-A Beloit Snappers’ (Midwest League) Hot Stove Banquet. During his visit, O’Conner said Beloit must decide its baseball future in the next few years as it relates to procuring a new or updated facility for the franchise. Read more here.
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Snappers Add Two to Front Office
PRESS RELEASE – The Beloit Snappers have announced the hiring of two new Front Office staff members for the 2014 season. Kelvin Long will serve as the Director of Ticket Operations and Seth Flolid will be the Snappers’ Director of Operations. Continue reading
Snappers Announce New Director of Media Relations
PRESS RELEASE – Beloit Snappers President, Dennis Conerton, announced today the appointment of Robert “Bobby” Coon as Director of Media Relations for the organization. After spending the entire 2013 season as the Director of Food and Beverage he will be moving into the new role. “The opportunity has come along for Bobby to take on a position within the Snappers Continue reading
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Pohlman Concourse Renovation Nearing Completion
The Single-A Beloit Snappers are close to completing a renovation of the concourse at Pohlman Field. The new concourse will feature a rain garden that will host natural vegetation and help the drainage of water from the concourse surface. The project was funded by the city of Beloit (WI) at a cost of about $82,000. View photo gallery here.
Snappers’ GM Steps Down
PRESS RELEASE – The Beloit Snappers Baseball Club has announced that Matthew Bosen will be stepping down as general manager. Bosen served as GM of the club for the past two seasons and during the previous four years as the director of ticket operations. He also assumed the assistant general manager role in 2011. Continue reading
Ballpark Visit ALERT: Pohlman Field (Beloit, WI)
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Pohlman Field, home of the Single-A Beloit Snappers (Midwest League). Read more and view photos here.
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Snappers Add Three to Front Office
PRESS RELEASE – The Beloit Snappers have announced the hiring of three new Front Office staff members for the 2013 season. Mark Inserra will serve as the team’s new Director of Media Relations, Natalie Tobey as Director of Community Relations and Robert Coon as Director of Food and Beverage. All three join the Snappers having spent last season as members of minor league Continue reading
Snappers Choose New President
The board of directors for the Single-A Beloit Snappers (Midwest League) have elected board-member Brian Christianson as the team’s new president. Of course, securing a new stadium to replace severely outdated Pohlman Field will be his primary concern. Read more here.
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Snappers, A’s Sign PDC
PRESS RELEASE – The Beloit Snappers are pleased to announce the signing of a two-year player development contract with the Oakland Athletics. The contract will run through the end of the 2014 season. Continue reading
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Columnist Pitches Northwoods League for Beloit
Feeling skeptical about a new ballpark ever being built in Beloit (WI) to replace highly-outdated Pohlman Field, Beloit Daily News sports columnist Jim Franz makes the pitch for the summer collegiate Northwoods League to fill the void, if the Single-A Beloit Snappers (Midwest League) are ever sold. Read more here.
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Vohs Steps Down as GM, Bosen Promoted
PRESS RELEASE – The Beloit Snappers announced today that Jeff Vohs will be stepping down as General Manager after eleven seasons with the organization. Assistant General Manager Matthew Bosen has been named the organization’s 10th GM in its 30-year history. Continue reading
Still Dreaming of a New Ballpark in Beloit
At the Beloit (WI) Snappers annual hot stove banquet, one topic on the minds of everyone was a new stadium to replace long-time obsolete Pohlman Field. While efforts to nail down a new ballpark have been going on for years, nobody seems to have given up hope. That said, progress continues to move at an uncertain snail’s pace. Read more here.
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Snappers Positive Financial Streak Continues
PRESS RELEASE – The Beloit Professional Baseball Association, Inc. is proud to announce another successful year of providing affordable, family entertainment to the Stateline Area. Continue reading
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Snappers Tee Up New Ballpark Plans
After a number of failed attempts over the years to replace outdated Pohlman Field, the Midwest League’s Beloit (WI) Snappers are back to the table with a proposal for a new $18-$20 million, 5,000-capacity stadium. The ballpark would be located on a 20-acre site in the Beloit Gateway Business Park. Continue reading
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Beloit Professional Baseball Adds Christianson to Board
PRESS RELEASE – The Beloit Professional Baseball Association is proud to announce the addition of Brian Christianson as a member of the Association’s Board of Directors. Christianson fills the spot vacated by Tony Grover, keeping the number of directors at 24 with three open positions. Continue reading
Snappers Need New Stadium to Survive in Beloit
With their MLB parent club ready to open a shiney new stadium in Minneapolis, a topic of discussion at the Beloit Snappers’ Hot Stove Banquet was the future of the club in Beloit without a new ballpark. Not suprisingly, the consensus by Jeff Vohs, the team’s GM, and George Spelius, the president of the Midwest league, was that the team will not be able to survive long-term at Pohlman Field. Read more here.
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