Mindiola Park won’t serve as the home for a new summer collegiate baseball stadium and soccer complex. Waukesha (WI) city officials acknowledged that a plan to use $12.8 million in public financing through future property tax dollars (TIF) to fund a multi-sport complex at the Hoover Avenue park simply does not have the support it needs to make it a reality. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – What do you get when you combine local food, family pride, plenty of folklore, and rich, Northeastern Wisconsin tradition? Booyah! It’s official; the Northwoods League team that will begin play at Capital Credit Union Park in 2019 will be called the Green Bay Booyah!
A season-long series of negotiations may yet result in a $12 million baseball stadium and soccer complex at Mindiola Park. On Aug. 28, Waukesha’s (WI) finance committee voted 5-0 to recommend the common council approve the plan. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish and Big Top Baseball have announced that Doug Gole will replace Scott Preimesberger as General Manager of the Kenosha Kingfish on September 15, 2018. Preimesberger recently accepted a management role with the parent company of the Kingfish, Big Top Baseball, in Madison to oversee the inside sales departments for both the Madison Mallards and Madison Pro Soccer.
After looking like it struck out on a deal earlier this year, Waukesha (WI) is rounding third in its quest to bring Northwoods League (Summer Collegiate) baseball to the city. Read more here.
For now, Waukesha (WI) is still negotiating a contract with Big Top Baseball to build a 2,500-seat baseball stadium that would double as a soccer facility, but the long-term vision for Mindiola Park has gotten grander. Read more here.
The Ashwaubenon Village (WI) Board on Tuesday night approved a 20-year lease with Big Top Baseball for a new $10-million stadium for the Green Bay Bullfrogs (Summer Collegiate, Northoods League). The deal calls for Big Top to provide an up-front investment of $500,000 and an annual lease payment of $205,000 through 2023 with a 1 percent increase each year thereafter through 2038. Construction could begin in August. Kansas City-based Pendulum will be handling the design duties. Read more here.