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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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Express Name New General Manager and Assistant General Manager

Eau Claire Express Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – In a development of front office roles, the Eau Claire Express baseball team today announced a new General Manager and Assistant General Manager. Continue reading

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Eau Claire Express Protect Fan Deck Value After New Lease Limits Free Beers

Eau Claire Express Secondary LogoAs you might recall, a new five-year lease allowing the summer collegiate Eau Claire Ex­press (Northwoods League) to continue using Carson Park limits fans to four free beers with the purchase of a fan deck ticket.  Overblown concerns by some city officials about potential excessive drinking that could come with previously allowed all-you-can-drink fan decks (even after 10 years of responsible Continue reading

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Express Hire New PA Announcer

Eau Claire Express 10th Anniversary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Express front office today announced the hiring of Eric Nielsen as the new public address announcer for the 2014 season. Nielsen replaces Paul Schommer, who had been the PA voice of the Express since the 2006 season. Continue reading

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Express Name New Radio Broadcaster

Eau Claire Express 10th Anniversary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Express front office today announced the hiring of Pete Knutson as the fifth radio broadcaster in team history. Knutson replaces Doug Raftery, who departed from the Express in November of 2013 after serving as Play-by-Play Announcer in 2012 and Director of Broadcasting and Media Sales in 2013. Knutson enters his first season in the Northwoods League but has a variety Continue reading

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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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