PRESS RELEASE – The Bismarck Larks have made big changes to their 2020 season. The biggest change is welcoming two other Northwoods League teams to the community, the Flickertails and Bull Moose. To eliminate travel, the three teams will each play a 48-game schedule against each other for a total of 72 games at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, home of Dakota Community Bank & Trust Field.
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Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, home of the Bismarck Larks (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), will have a new, sure-to-be popular summertime feature. Construction of a 2,500 square foot deck along the right field line will be ready for its 2019 debut later this month. The team and the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District teamed to make the project happen. Construction began this week. Read more here. View press release and renderings here.
Mandan Veterans Memorial Ballpark ballpark built in the 1950s is scheduled for a much-needed renovation in July. The $2.5 million renovation project will include 500 additional seats, upgrades to the grandstand wings, dugout, canopy and press box. The project is expected to be completed by spring 2019. Read more here. We can’t help but to continue to speculate that Mandan (ND) could become a cross-town rival/travel partner for the Bismarck Larks (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League).
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.
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has announced that John Bollinger, GM of the Bismarck Larks, has been named the 2017 Northwoods League Executive of the Year. The award, which was decided by a vote of team officials at the League’s annual fall meetings last week in Willmar, MN is given annually to the League’s outstanding executive. In another vote, the Bismarck Larks were awarded the Organization of the Year award. Continue reading