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The NWL and Kingfish Announce Plans for 2020 Season

PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League and the Kenosha Kingfish are happy to announce that the Kingfish will be taking the field this summer in front of fans at Simmons Field.

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Kingfish Announce Front Office Transition

PRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish and Big Top Baseball have announced that Doug Gole will replace Scott Preimesberger as General Manager of the Kenosha Kingfish on September 15, 2018. Preimesberger recently accepted a management role with the parent company of the Kingfish, Big Top Baseball, in Madison to oversee the inside sales departments for both the Madison Mallards and Madison Pro Soccer.

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Kingfish Announce Bathroom Renovations

PRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish are excited to announce that new and improved bathroom facilities will be completed at Historic Simmons Field for the 2018 Northwoods League season. The bathroom project is the start of a joint long-term capital improvement plan between the Kingfish and the City of Kenosha. Continue reading

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Kingfish Name New GM

PRESS RELEASE – he Kenosha Kingfish announced today that Scott Preimesberger has been named as the General Manager. Preimesberger comes to Kenosha after spending the past five seasons with fellow Big Top Baseball team, the Madison Mallards. Big Top Baseball is the group that owns the Kingfish, Mallards, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League. Continue reading

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Big Top Baseball Ownership Group Unveils Smart Watch Bobblehead

PRESS RELEASE – Big Top Baseball, the ownership group of the Madison Mallards, Kenosha Kingfish, Green Bay Bullfrogs, and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, is excited to unveil the first ever smart watch bobblehead. Continue reading

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Kingfish Welcome New Voice for 2017

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Kingfish are excited to name Rylan Kobre as the new broadcaster for the 2017 season. Kobre, a current Junior at Boise State University, will serve as the radio voice of the Kenosha Kingfish, write feature stories and serve as the travel coordinator. Continue reading

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Kingfish Name Pallissard GM, Promote Marks

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – Zac Pallissard has been promoted to serve as General Manager of the Kenosha Kingfish. Pallissard, who is entering his fourth season with the Kingfish, will assume the responsibilities immediately. Continue reading

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Kingfish Release Final Details for ‘Home Run Derby at the Harbor’

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The first ever event of its kind in baseball, the Home Run Derby at the Harbor, is less than two weeks away. The event on Monday, July 18th will feature top Northwoods League Sluggers batting from a pier that extends in to Lake Michigan. Continue reading

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Big Top Baseball Goes Digital and Free with Team Programs

Big Top Baseball LogoPRESS RELEASE – Big Top Baseball has announced that all four of the organization’s teams including Madison, Wisconsin Rapids, Kenosha and Green Bay, will be unveiling a new free digital program for the 2016 season. Continue reading

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Kenosha Kingfish to Host 2016 NWL All-Star Game, Release Logo

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – For the first time in their history, the Kenosha Kingfish will host the 2016 Northwoods League All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 19th. The Northwoods League All-Star Game will be held at historic Simmons Field with gates opening at 5:30pm and the first pitch scheduled for 7:05pm. Continue reading

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Kingfish, Simmons Field to Host Wisconsin Cheese Curdfest

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – On Saturday, September 19th the Kenosha Kingfish will host Wisconsin Cheese Curdfest, presented by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, at Historic Simmons Field. Admission is free to the public. Continue reading

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Get a Free Kingish Logo Tattoo for Tattoo Night Next Week

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Kingfish will be offering a FREE Miller Lite Fish Bowl ticket for the first 50 fans that get a Kingfish tattoo on Black Pearl Tattoo Night at Simmons Field on June 24th. Continue reading

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Kingfish Announce Hiring of Rich Marks as New Food and Beverage Director

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Kingfish have hired Rich Marks as the new Director of Food and Beverage. Marks is an instrumental addition to the Kingfish staff and will assist in bringing in an expanded food and beverage menu to Simmons Field. The Kingfish have installed a new trail behind smoker that will be used to feature a smoked brisket with red wine slaw along with several other new items on the menu for Continue reading

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Kingfish Release 2015 Promotional Schedule

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish have released their full promotional schedule for the 2015 season. The 2015 schedule is jam packed with seven amazing fireworks shows, six one-of-a-kind bobblehead giveaways, brand new entertainment acts, and big name celebrities. As promised, the Kingfish will provide affordable, family oriented entertainment and are excited to offer a ballpark experience unlike any Continue reading

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Kingfish Announce Stadium Improvements, Bobblehead Line-Up

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – At the First Pitch Event, the Kingfish unveiled a new digital scoreboard that will be installed beyond the right centerfield fence. Following the 2014 season, the Kingfish conducted a fan survey with more than 1,000 participants. The number one request for improving the fan experience was an upgraded scoreboard. This feedback prompted the newest renovation to Simmons Field. Continue reading

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Kingfish Launch Alternative Jersey Design Contest

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish are searching for artistic area students to design our 2015 road and alternate jersey.  The Kingfish are reaching out to Kenosha Area Middle Schools and High Schools in hopes that their students will participate in the competition. Continue reading

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A Post-Season Q&A with Owners of the Kenosha Kingfish

Kenosha Kingfish LogoThe summer collegiate Kenosha Kingfish (Northwoods League) wrapped up their successful inaugural season in August. After having a chance to catch their breath and reflect on the season, Kenosha News staff talked with Conor Caloia and Vern Stenman, who comprise the four-team-owning Big Top Baseball parent group along with Steve Schmitt, about making the franchise happen, stadium renovations and the first-season’s results.  It’s worth a read.  Read more here.

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It’s the ‘Kenosha Sockets’ for ‘What If’ Night Tonight

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The theme of the night will be Sockets “What If” Night. Back in late 2013 when Kenosha Baseball went through it’s “Name the Team” contest with the Kenosha community, the “Sockets” was a popular team name option that made it to the final round of name possibilities for the Kenosha Baseball team.

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Kingfish GM to Sleep Aboard Bambino, Human Cannonball, and a Mini King Elvis Bobble

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish have announced “Guaranteed Win Night” at historic Simmons Field for Monday, June 30th. Having won 10 of their last 14, the Kingfish are confidently offering a free ticket to any Kingfish home game between Wednesday, July 2nd and Wednesday, July 9th to all fans in attendance if the team loses to the Lakeshore Chinooks on the Continue reading

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Kingfish Announce New Assistant GM, ‘Turn Back the Clock Night’ Scheduled for June 28

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish are delighted to announce Nick Heyerdahl as the team’s new Assistant General Manager. Heyerdahl started with the Kingfish as a Corporate Account Manager where he focused primarily on outside ticket sales, which included meetings with CEO’s and decision-makers regarding employee outings and client entertainment. Continue reading

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Kenosha Kingfish Reel in 3,218 Fans for Inaugural Home Opener at Renovated Simmons Field

Kenosha Kingfish LogoThe summer collegiate Kenosha Kingfish (Northwoods League) dropped their inaugural home opener 11-7 in extra innings to the Mankato MoonDogs, but that didn’t spoil the fun for the sellout crowd of 3,218 who showed up to watch their new team and experience the impressively renovated historic Simmons Field.  Read more here.  Compare this to the one-year-and-gone indy pro Kenosha Mammoths (Frontier League) game we attended at Simmons back in 2003.  View our photos here.

Inaugural home opener at renovated Simmons Field, Kenosha Kingfish Facebook photo

Inaugural home opener at renovated Simmons Field, Kenosha Kingfish Facebook photo

Awesome Bambino boat deck on home opener, Kenosha Kingfish Twitter photo

Awesome Bambino boat deck during home opener, Kenosha Kingfish Twitter photo

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First-Year Kingfish to Give Away First-Ever Bobblehead

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – Thursday, May 29th, marks the debut of the very first Kingfish Bobblehead giveaway. The event will take place at Festival Foods, located at 3207 80th Street in Kenosha. The Kingfish will be giving away King Elvis the First Bobbleheads to the first 1,000 customers who purchase two or more pounds of bratwurst from Festival Foods. The giveaway will start at 9:00 a.m. Continue reading

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More on Steve Schmitt & Co.’s Growing Summer Collegiate Empire

BTB LogoWe’ve already mentioned Steve Schmitt and his Big Top Baseball’s growing summer collegiate empire, but you might want to check out three recent and informative articles about the group, as the first-year Kenosha Kingfish and newly acquired Green Bay Bullfrogs — both of the summer collegiate Northwoods League — kick off the 2014 season.  Read here, here, and hereView Simmons Field renovation gallery here.

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Kenosha City Council Approves Simmons Field Parking Plan, 3,218 Capacity

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha City Council voted 12-1 Monday night to approve the Kenosha Kingfish parking plan and thus a Simmons Field capacity of 3,218. Stadium capacity is determined by the combination of off-street parking provided in the parking plan and the actual space inside the facility. Continue reading

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Kenosha Kingfish Unveil Inaugural Uniforms

Kenosha Kingfish LogoAt an event Saturday afternoon at Lynch Chevrolet in Kenosha (WI), the summer collegiate Kenosha Kingfish (Northwoods League) unveiled their home and road jerseys for their inaugural 2014 season.  View a few fan caps hereView alternative player cap hereView Simmons Field renovation gallery here.

Team mascot Elvis with Matt Lewer, left, and Nick Heyerdahl, right, Kenosha Kingfish Facebook photo

Team mascot Elvis with Matt Lewer, left, and Nick Heyerdahl, right, Kenosha Kingfish Facebook photo

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Veteran Public Address Announcer Aaron Sims to be Voice of Kingfish

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish will welcome former Madison Mallards Public Address announcer Aaron Sims to Simmons Field in the same role for their inaugural 2014 season. Sims retired from the Mallards after the 2014 season. Continue reading

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Kingfish to Unveil Miller Lite ‘Fish Bowl’ Party Deck

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish have announced the latest improvement to a newly renovated Simmons Field with the addition of the Miller Lite Fish Bowl in the left field corner. Tickets to the all-you-can-eat-and-drink party deck cost just $28 and will offer fans an experience completely unique to the Kenosha area. The Kingfish and Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce will unveil the brand new Continue reading

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Kingfish Are No Fielders

LakeCountyFieldersKenosha Kingfish LogoThe Lake County News-Sun looks back at the failed indy pro Lake County Fielders (Northern League/North American League) and compares the effort to bring baseball to the area with the new summer collegiate Kenosha Kingfish (Northwoods League).  You can ignore the so-called  “reporter” looking for Kevin Costner dirt and not the true facts about the Zion (IL) situation.  Read more here.

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College Teams to Christen Renovated Simmons Field

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The UW-Parkside baseball team will host the UW-Milwaukee Panthers on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:05 pm in the first collegiate game to be played at the newly renovated Simmons Field. Continue reading

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‘Bambino’ Party Boat Arrives at Renovated Simmons Field

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – A 43 foot long by 13 foot wide fishing boat built in the early 1930s  and originally named the ‘Bambino’ was installed at historic Simmons Field this morning as part of the outfield wall and a new party venue. Continue reading

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Kenosha Kingfish Introduce ‘King Elvis’ the Mascot

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – In front of a standing room crowd Festival Foods in Kenosha, the Kenosha Kingfish unveiled the new face of the team, its mascot, King Elvis the First. Clad in white nylon jumpsuit with sparkly gold trim, the six and a half foot tall, wobbly King Elvis is ready to meet and greet fans of all ages in Kenosha and surrounding communities. Elvis signed autographs, posed for photos Continue reading

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Kenosha Kingfish Get Love in New Visitors Guide

Kenosha Kingfish LogoThe Kenosha Area Visitors and Convention Bureau wasted no time marketing the Kenosha Kingfish, a new baseball franshise from the summer collegiate Northwoods League making renovated Simmons Field home starting the 2014 season.  The Kingfish appear on Page 5 and Page 14 of the Kenosha Area Visitors Guide.  View guide here.

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Kingfish Unveil Simmons Field Renovations

Kenosha Kingfish LogoIn addition to introducing the team’s branding for their inaugural 2014 season at an event Saturday afternoon, the summer collegiate Kenosha Kingfish (Northwoods League) unveiled renovations to historic Simmons Field.  For anyone who has visited the park in the past (like we have on several occasions), you will notice substantial changes.  View video clip  in upper right corner of article hereSee photo here.

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It’s the ‘Kenosha Kingfish’

Kenosha Kingfish LogoPRESS RELEASE – A new era of baseball will begin at a renovated Simmons Field on May 31, 2013. The ownership of the franchise announced the name of the team, unveiled the logo and gave fans a first look at the new Simmons Field. A public-private partnership between the City of Kenosha and the Kingfish has resulted in more than $1 million in improvements to historic Simmons Field making it one Continue reading

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