PRESS RELEASE – The Traverse City Pit Spitters, Kalamazoo Growlers and the Battle Creek Bombers in cooperation with the Northwoods League, announced today that baseball will be played in Traverse City, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek this summer.
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PRESS RELEASE – Father’s day might look a bit different for many families on June 21st due to COVID-19. The same will be said for the Kalamazoo Growlers baseball team when the team will rename itself the “Kalamazoo Mac Daddies” in honor of fathers and mac and cheese lovers. The change is a dual salute to Dad, along with Michigan’s Undeniably Dairy Mac and Cheese Festival that is still slated to be hosted at Homer Stryker Field for the 2nd year later this fall after selling out in record time in 2019.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers officially announced today that the 2018 Northwoods League All-Star Game will be hosted in Kalamazoo on Tuesday, July 24 at Homer Stryker Field. The Northwoods League All-Star Game brings together the top talent from across the League as voted on by League coaches and media, with the best of the South Division facing off against the best of the North Division, and will be preceded by a Home Run Derby.
Baseball fans will be able to keep track of Kalamazoo Growlers (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) games with a new scoreboard this season. The Kalamazoo (MI) City Commission approved the purchase of a $250,000 LED video display board from Daktronics, splitting the cost with the baseball team. It will replace a 14-year-old scoreboard that has become expensive to repair and uses hard-to-find parts. Read more here.
Homer Stryker Field, home of the Kalamazoo Growlers (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), is significantly flooded due to the rising waters of the Kalamazoo River. Fortunately, the Growlers don’t open their season until Tuesday, May 30. Read more and view video and aerial photo here.
PRESS RELEASE – Southwest Michigan is going to see a good old fashioned schoolyard fight this summer. A food fight that is. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – This year is the 20th anniversary of the Kalamazoo Island Festival. The festival will be taking place August 27th-29th at Mayor’s Riverfront Park, Homer Stryker Field. We are very excited to be making this transition and working with the Growlers in this endeavor. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers have unveiled multiple stadium renovations of Homer Stryker Field set to be completed by the team’s home opener on May 29th. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers have released their promotional schedule for the 2015 season kicking off with an Opening Night fireworks display (May 29) presented by OnStaff Group. The schedule is filled with even more weekly promotions, fireworks, entertainment acts, giveaway items and family friendly themes. Continue reading
Back in December, the Kalamazoo Growlers (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) launched a second name-the-mascot contest after the original name Barlee ran into trademark trouble with the Hillsboro Hops (Single-A, Northwest League), who already had a mascot named Barley. Keeping with the microbrew theme, the portly bear is now named Porter. View mascot photo here.
PRESS RELEASE – After a successful inaugural season, the Kalamazoo Growlers will be making a name change to their beloved mascot “Barlee” due to a current dispute from Minor League Baseball and the Hillsboro Hops. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On Red, White, and Boom Night, the Kalamazoo Growlers recorded one of the largest crowds in Summer Collegiate baseball history, a record 6,064 fans packed the stands this Fourth of July. Continue reading
The summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League) are off to a fantastic start, as 4,910 fans showed up at Homer Stryker Field Friday night for the team’s first-ever home opener. According to league chief Dick Radatz, Jr., “I think we may have the largest opening night in a team’s first year in summer collegiate history. It’s certainly the biggest in the Northwoods League.” Read more here. View photo gallery here. View news report here.
We know many minor league baseball teams host Scout Night during the season, but the start-up summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League) have upped the ante by giving away a custom Growlers scout patch for their Scout Night scheduled for July 26 at Homer Stryker Field. Well done! View promo schedule here.
PRESS RELEASE – Minor league baseball is notorious for its bizarre concessions menu items. The West Michigan Whitecaps have produced crowd favorites like the “Fifth Third Burger” and “Baco”, while the Battle Creek Bombers received national attention for their sweet and salty Twinkie Dog. The Kalamazoo Growlers are jumping right into the crazy concessions conversation with Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Walmart & Sam’s Club have agreed to a founding partnership with Kalamazoo Growlers baseball. This partnership will provide fans and consumers with great experiences at the ballpark and new ways to combine shopping at Walmart & Sam’s Club with their love of Growlers baseball. Continue reading
During an event last Friday at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, the first-year summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League) introduced “Barlee,” the team’s new mascot. View event photos here.
After reviewing over 1,000 suggestions for naming the team’s mascot, the summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League) have narrowed the list to a Final Four. Fans can now cast their votes to determine which of the finalists will advance to the final round. Learn more and cast your vote here. We’re expecting a Barley vs. Burp showdown.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are giving fans the opportunity to put their selfie skills to productive use with a Salute To Selfie Night during the 2014 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are handing over naming rights to the community once again, this time for the team’s official name of the new mascot. Continue reading
The expansion summer collegiate Northwoods League franchise in Kalamazoo (MI) will be known as the Kalamazoo Growlers. The team unveiled their new name and logos on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, during an event at Homer Stryker Field. The logo was designed by Worthen Design.