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Bullpen Coworking Opens at Ballpark Commons

PRESS RELEASE – A new way to work is coming to Franklin! Bullpen Coworking at Ballpark Commons, will host an open house with refreshments on Wednesday, January 29th from 4-7pm, to introduce Franklin to a work environment that provides community, collaboration, and access to all the right tools while at the same time offering the autonomy, flexibility, and convenience of a home office.

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Milkmen Settle Lawsuit, Search for New Ballpark Naming Rights Sponsor

A legal dispute about naming rights for a baseball stadium has temporarily left it without a moniker.  The owners of the Milwaukee Milkmen (Independent Professional, American Association), said this week they settled a lawsuit with their ballpark’s naming rights sponsor.  Read more here.

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Naming Rights Contract for Routine Field Not Signed, Lawsuit Filed

The company for which Routine Field is named is suing the developer of that Franklin baseball park, claiming it is using its name and logo without approval.  Franklin-based baseball apparel company Routine Baseball LLC says it approved a nonbinding letter of intent to sign a naming rights contract with Ballpark Commons LLC, which operates the stadium.  Read more here.  View ballpark photos here.

 

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Ballpak Visit ALERT: Routine Field (Franklin, WI)

Joe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited the new Routine Field, home of the first-year Milwaukee Milkmen (Independent Professional, American Association).  Mock sums up his visit with this quote of approval:

“But whether it’s Wow or Whoa, Routine Field is anything but routine. It warrants a visit the next time you’re in the Milwaukee area.”

Read full review and see photos here.

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Milkmen Open New Ballpark

The Milwaukee Milkmen (Independent Professional, American Association) minor-league baseball team opened their home stadium at Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) on Monday in front of a reported crowd of 3,284, capping off a year of construction work.  Read more here.  View slideshow here.

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First Look at Milkmen Ballpark

First pitch at Routine Field in Franklin (WI), the home for the first-year Milwaukee Milkmen (Independent Professional, American Association) is less than a week away, and final preparation is in full, furious swing.  Read more and see photo gallery here.

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Ballpark Commons Construction Timetable Tightens

Ballpark Commons project developer Mike Zimmerman said the winter weather is creating a tight construction schedule for opening day on the new Franklin (WI) baseball stadium, but they’ll be ready for the first pitch on May 24.  Read more and view slideshow here.

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Milkmen Add Ballpark Sponsors

Local businesses Zuern Building Products, Milwaukee Sausage Company and WaterStone Bank have partnered up with new minor league baseball club Milwaukee Milkmen as sponsors of its ballpark, Routine Field, which is being constructed at The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin (WI).  The team’s inaugural season home opening game will be on May 24 against the Chicago Dogs.  Read more here.

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New Ballpark Commons Stadium to be Named ‘Routine Field’

ROC Ventures has announced that Routine Baseball has received exclusive naming rights for the new stadium located at Ballpark Commons.  The ballpark will be known as Routine Field.  Routine Baseball is an apparel brand dedicated to baseball and the lifestyle surrounding it.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Commons Ballpark to Feature Beer Garden, Possible Giant Climbable Milk Carton

The baseball stadium under construction in Franklin (WI) for the coming Milwaukee Milkmen (Independent Professional, American Association) will offer more than a seat to watch the team play. Beyond the game, it will have a beer garden, lawn games, a kids play area possibly with an oversized, climbable milk carton, and a burger and shake joint conceived by the former operators of AJ Bombers.  Read more and view photo here.  (Subscription required.)

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It’s the ‘Milwaukee Milkmen’

The new American Association (Independent Professional) team that will take up residence at the new Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) will be known as the Milwaukee Milkmen. Buy tickets merchandise here.

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Council Approves Changes to Ballpark Commons Plan

Despite objections from citizens, the Franklin (WI) common council approved a series of amendments, mostly on 4-1 votes, to the Ballpark Commons plan that will include allowing additional housing for senior citizens and athletes.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Commons Will Include Senior Memory Care Housing

Apartments for older people at Franklin’s future Ballpark Commons mixed-use project will include memory care housing, according to newly released plans. The development’s senior housing will feature a three-story building on 6 acres.  Read more here about Ballpark Commons project.

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Zimmerman Breaks Ground on Ballpark, Naming Rights Coming Soon

Mike Zimmerman broke ground Thursday on a new minor-league baseball stadium in Franklin (WI) and hopes to announce a naming rights sponsor within about two months.  Read more here.  (Subscription required.)  Read more and watch news report here.

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Field Narrowed to Five…er…Three Names (?) for New Ballpark Commons Franchise

The ownership of the new American Association (Independent Professional) team that will take up residence at the developing Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) has narrowed the list of possible farmed-themed names for the franchise, including Barn Owls, Crop Dusters, Haymakers, Milk Men, and War Pigs.  Vote for your favorite here.  Is the Journal Sentinel confused?  The publication lists the “top three finalists” as the Crop Dusters, Cheesers, and Farmhands.  Read more here.

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10 Possible Names Announced for New Ballpark Commons Franchise

The ownership of the new American Association (Independent Professional) team that will take up residence at the developing Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) has announced 10 possible farmed-themed names for the franchise, including Crop Dusters, Cheesers, Farmhands, Haymakers, Broilers, Barn Owls, Cow Tippers, Bovines, Milk Men, and War Pigs.  Vote for your favorite here.

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Luxe Golf Bays Coming to Franklin’s Ballpark Commons

Next year, the new Ballpark Commons will bring a experiential golf concept to Franklin (WI) in the form of Luxe Golf Bays, a golf entertainment facility that promises fun for both scratch golfers and never-touched-a-driver hackers.  The facility will be a massive, three-level entertainment center with 57 heated, open-air bays overlooking approximately 215 yards of turf, as well as two locally branded restaurants and a four-season beer garden called the Hinterhof.  Read more and view renderings here.

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Name-the-Team Contest Underway for New Ballpark Commons Franchise

Mike Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer of ROC Ventures and its new development, Ballpark Commons, has officially launched the name-the-team contest for the new American Association (Independent Professional) franchise coming to Franklin (WI) in 2019.  Zimmerman is pretty much using the same fun, interactive contest website he has used in the past.  Enter contest here.

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Ballpark Commons Franchise Officially in the AA Fold, Name-the Team Contest Coming Soon

Fans of the new American Association (Independent Professional) franchise coming to the developing Ballpark Commons in Franklin  (WI) will have an opportunity to name the ball club when the name-the-team contest is launched soon.  Read more here.

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Work to Begin Next Week on Franklin’s Ballpark Commons

The final land purchase for Franklin’s (WI) Ballpark Commons mixed-use development has occurred, with site preparation work to begin next week.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Commons Development Getting Retail Tenant

Wheel & Sprocket plans to move its Hales Corners bicycle shop to the new Ballpark Commons mixed-use development in Franklin (WI).  Read more here.

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Closing In on Ballpark Commons

The development agreement for Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) is not yet complete, but it’s in the works to likely be completed within a few weeks, according to City Attorney Jesse Wesolowski.  Read more here.

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Franklin Says Greendale’s Environmental Objections Over Ballpark Commons Have Been Addressed

Franklin (WI) has conditionally approved infrastructure plans for the massive Ballpark Commons bordering Greendale, saying Greendale’s environmental concerns have been answered.  Greendale may not think so.  Read more here.

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Nearby Village Opposes Franklin’s Ballpark Commons Development

The planned Ballpark Commons development in Franklin (WI) is being opposed by officials in the nearby Village of Greendale, who say it will harm the quality of life for nearby residents.  Read more here.

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Franklin Ballpark Developer Slogs Through Approval Process

Before the first pitch can be thrown, the Ballpark Commons developer has pitched a few applications to the city of Franklin (WI) that are going to need approval first.  And these aren’t the only ones.  Read more here.

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Franklin Ballpark Construction Expected to Begin Spring 2018

With the sale of the Crystal Ridge landfill approved, the construction of the Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) can now begin.  The Milwaukee County Board reportedly approved the sale to ROC Ventures, the developer of the $100 million project, on Sept. 28 with an 11-7 vote.  Read more here.

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Zimmerman to Buy, Not Lease Land for Franklin Ballpark Development

​Milwaukee County officials plan to sell, rather than lease, land in Franklin to Mike Zimmerman and his development team for the Ballpark Commons project.  Read more and view rendering here (subscription required).

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Zimmerman Seeking Naming Rights for New Franklin Ballpark

Mike Zimmerman of The Rock Sports Complex is firming up plans to build a baseball stadium in Franklin (WI), and is now seeking a company to buy the naming rights.  Read more here (subscription required).

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A Look at Mike Zimmerman and His Ballpark Commons

American Association Logo High-ResMilwaukee Business Journal reporter Sean Ryan provides a teaser to an exclusive, behind-the-deal story on businessman Mike Zimmerman and the proposed Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI).  Read more here.

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Franklin Council Approves TIF District for Ballpark Commons

American Association Logo High-ResThe Franklin (WI) Common Council has approved a proposal that sets the stage for spending up to $26.8 million to help finance a mixed-use development centered on a new baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Franklin to Consider Ballpark Commons Spending Plan, Stadium Could Open in 2018

American Association Logo High-ResFranklin (WI) officials over the next month will consider a $26 million spending plan to support the Ballpark Commons development, which includes a minor league baseball stadium that could open in spring 2018.  Read more here.

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Zimmerman’s ‘Ballpark Commons’ Could Get Local Financing

American Association Logo High-ResThe proposed “Ballpark Commons” development in Franklin (WI) could receive up to $25.8 million in local financing support, if elected officials want to pursue it, according to a city-commissioned report.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Commons Receives Conditional Approval

American Association Logo High-ResMike Zimmerman‘s proposal to build a baseball stadium for an independent professional team, along with other commercial developments and more than 300 apartments, has received conditional approval from the Franklin (WI) Common Council.  Read more here.

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Proposed ‘Ballpark Commons’ in Franklin (WI) Takes First Major Step Forward

American Association Logo High-ResPlans for the more than $100 million Ballpark Commons development in Franklin (WI) got a first major city approval on Thursday.  The development includes a new baseball stadium at The Rock Sports Complex and surrounding retail, housing and commercial buildings.  Read more here.

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Franklin, Zimmerman Take Next Ballpark Step with Approval of MOU

American Association Logo High-ResThe Franklin (WI) Common Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the city and Zimmerman Ventures, leaving open the potential for the development of Ballpark Commons.  Read more here.

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Proposed Franklin Ballpark Could Host American Association Team

American Association Logo High-ResThe developers behind a new baseball stadium, indoor sports complex and mixed-use neighborhood in Franklin (WI) are asking city officials to approve a memorandum saying they are interested in pursuing the projects.  The plan includes a 4,500-capacity ballpark that would host an American Association (Independent Professional) franchise and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers baseball team. Read more here.

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Zimmerman Zeroes In on Oak Creek (WI) for New Ballpark

Frontier League logoAfter Franklin (WI) rejected the idea, Oak Creek’s (WI) Common Council on Tuesday will consider a request for public money to help build an indy pro Frontier League baseball stadium proposed by The Rock Sports Complex CEO Mike ZimmermanRead more here.

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Zimmerman: Franklin Decision an ‘Epic Failure’

Frontier League logoDeveloper Mike Zimmerman is dropping his proposal for city-financed baseball stadium in Franklin (WI) for an indy pro Frontier League franchise, even as local officials say they’ll continue studying the issue after again rejecting a financing plan.  Zimmerman called the decision by elected officials an “epic failure” and said the project is “dead.”  Read more here.

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Franklin Moves Toward Approving New Ballpark, $100 Million Development

Frontier League logoFranklin (WI) officials, pursuing the potential for $100 million in development that would create a new downtown for the Milwaukee County suburb, endorsed a $10.5 million deal for the construction of a new indy pro Frontier League baseball stadium that would serve as a catalyst to spur private commercial projects.  The Common Council is scheduled to meet April 22 to vote on the plan.  Read more here.

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Oak Creek Possible Option B for Frontier League Team

Frontier League logoIf Franklin (WI) balks at approving a deal to build a new baseball stadium for an indy pro Frontier League franchise, The Rock sports complex CEO Mike Zimmerman is reportedly eyeballing nearby Oak Creek (WI) as a possible alternative.  Read more here.

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