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Momentum Builds for $3.5 Million in Renovations for Carson Park

Fundraising efforts for $3.5 million in renovations to Carson Park Baseball Stadium, home of the Eau Claire Express (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), have hit a major milestone according to project stakeholders.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Eau Claire Considering Carson Park Renovations

Eau Claire Express Secondary LogoThe City of Eau Claire (WI) is considering $3.5-million in upgrades to Carson Park, home of the Eau Claire Express (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League).  The updates would include artificial turf and replacing rusty, portable aluminum bleachers from the 1960’s with safer permanent ones.  Watch news report and view renderings here.  Read more here.

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Limiting Beer Sales at Carson Park?

Eau Claire Express Secondary LogoThe city of Eau Claire (WI) is considering limiting all-you-can-drink beer specials on the fan decks at Carson Park as part of a new lease with the summer collegiate Eau Claire Express (Northwoods League).  First, it’s not a problem (just like it isn’t at every other ballpark in America), so leave the team alone.  Second, when did the team add a new second-tier deck down the right foul line?  Read more and watch news report here.

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Anti-Binge Drinking Group Opposition Forces Express to Withdraw Proposal for Decks

Eau Claire Express 10th Anniversary LogoFacing opposition from an anti-binge drinking group and doubts the Eau Claire (WI) City Council would approve plans, the summer collegiate Eau Claire Express (Northwoods League) withdrew their request to add two small group decks within the grandstand at Carson ParkRead more hereView rendering of proposed deck here.  Don’t get us started!

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Express Decks on Deck

Eau Claire Express 10th Anniversary LogoA request by the summer collegiate Eau Claire Express (Northwoods League) to install two small fan decks within the grandstand of historic Carson Park will be voted on this week by the Eau Claire (WI) City Council.  Read more here.  We assume the decks will be similar in nature to the primitive suite decks built and used by the NWL’s Madison Mallards before Warner Park underwent major renovation.

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Northwoods League Thriving

Northwoods League Logo wo WordmarkDuring the summer collegiate Northwoods League All-Star Game last night at Carson Park, home of the Eau Claire Express, the Star Tribune’s Patrick Reusse had a chance to talk with NWL chief Dick Radatz, Jr.  Reusse’s story is a bit of a rehash of the story we posted on July 9, but it’s worth a read.   That said, it’s very old news that the league is targeting the Twin Cities for expansion and its franchise fee is $1 million.  Read more here.

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