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Jackrabbits to Move to Northwoods League in 2019

After playing four seasons in the Prospect League (Summer Collegiate), the Kokomo Jackrabbits will join the Northwoods League (Summer Collegiate) beginning the 2019 season.  Read more here.

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Jackrabbits Host ‘JAX 500’ Night

The Kokomo Jackrabbits (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League), will host JAX 500 night on Saturday, June 23.  The team will wear special racing jerseys, and fans will receive a checkered flag as they enter the stadium.

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MKE Sports & Entertainment is Now ROC Ventures

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoPRESS RELEASE – MKE Sports & Entertainment, owner and operator of the Kokomo Jackrabbits Baseball Team at Kokomo Municipal Stadium, has changed its name to ROC Ventures – and with the change comes a new level of excitement for Kokomo. Continue reading

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Kickball League at Kokomo Municipal Stadium

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoPRESS RELEASE – Join us this fall for the first year of Adult Kickball at Kokomo Municipal Stadium. Call your friends and family to create a team of 10 or more players to ensure you have something fun to do every week. Continue reading

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Lafayette to Demolish Loeb Stadium, Build New Park

Lafayette Aviators Primary LogoThe city of Lafayette (IN) plans to demolish 80-year-old Loeb Stadium and replace it with a new ballpark.  The estimated $10 million facility would be designed by the same architect that designed the new ballpark in Kokomo (IN).   Read more here.  This makes sense, of course, as the Kokomo Jackrabbits and Lafayette Continue reading

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‘Kokomo Mantis’ FC to Compliment Jackrabbits at Kokomo Municipal Stadium

Kokomo Mantis LogoKokomo Jackrabbits LogoPRESS RELEASE – The fans of the Kokomo Mantis FC now have a name to get behind when rooting for their local soccer team. Continue reading

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Zimmerman to Pitch Ballpark Oct. 27

The Rock Sports ComplexMike Zimmerman is pursuing plans for an indoor sports complex and baseball stadium at The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin (WI) that would help spur up to $130 million in surrounding mixed-use development.  Read more here.  Because Zimmerman already operates two summer collegiate Prospect League franchises, and had an apparent falling out with the indy pro Frontier League, we assume the proposed ballpark would house a Prospect League team.

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MKE Sports Targeting Lafayette

Prospect League LogoCity of Lafayette (IN) officials are reportedly in talks with MKE Sports and Entertainment to bring a summer collegiate Prospect League franchise to Loeb Stadium as early as next summer.  Read more and watch news report hereRead about vote to sell beer at Loeb here.

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MKE Announces Soccer Franchise Coming to Kokomo Municipal Stadium Next Summer

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoPRESS RELEASE – MKE Sports & Entertainment, owners and operators of the Kokomo Jackrabbits Baseball team, are excited to announced the Premier Development League (PDL) has awarded Kokomo, Indiana an expansion franchise and will compete at Kokomo Municipal Stadium in 2016. Continue reading

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Princesses and Heroes Home Stand in Kokomo

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoPRESS RELEASE – Look in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a magic carpet, no, it’s the latest Kokomo Jackrabbits home stand! That’s right fans, the next Kokomo home stand coming to town is “Princesses and Superheroes.” Continue reading

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Frontier League Bylaws Force MKE Sports Out of Aviators Camp

Rockford Aviators Primary LogoFor those who didn’t hear this earlier, MKE Sports & Entertainment was forced to terminate its managed service contract with the Rockford Aviators (Indy Pro, Frontier League), after Frontier League Commissioner Bill Lee ruled that the contract violated the league bylaws because the owner of MKE, Michael Zimmerman, owns two teams in the summer collegiate Prospect League.  Read more here.

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First-Year Kokomo Jackrabbits Open New Park

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoOne day after weather postponed the team’s inaugural festivities on Saturday, the Kokomo Jackrabbits (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League) opened the new Kokomo Municipal Stadium Sunday. Because of sub-60 degree temperatures and incessant drizzle, a significant number of fans chose to watch the game from the concourse under the awning.  Read more and view photos here.

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New Kokomo Ballpark Now in Compliance, But Weather Delays Inaugural Home Opener

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoOne day before the inaugural home opener was scheduled for the Kokomo Jackrabbits (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League) and their new baseball stadium, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security announced the ballpark is now in compliance with federal laws and regulations.  Read more here.  Unfortunately, severe weather forced the team to postpone the game until Sunday at noon.  View ballpark photo here.

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Jackrabbits Ready for Inaugural Home Opener in Controversial New Ballpark

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoDespite a pending lawsuit brought by the City of Kokomo against the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to keep the agency from halting construction of their new ballpark over flood plain concerns, the first-year Kokomo Jackrabbits (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League) and their new stadium will be ready for baseball on May 30 at 7:05 p.m.  Read more and watch news report here.

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FEMA Approves Artificial Turf for Kokomo Ballpark

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoKokomo Municipal Stadium, the soon-to-be-open ballpark under construction for the Kokomo Jackrabbits (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League), continues to inch closer to completion, as does a settlement in the ongoing litigation between the city and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.  Read more here and  here.

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FEMA to Withhold Dollars Over Kokomo Ballpark Dispute

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoFEMA will withhold all hazard mitigation grants and assistance to the state of Indiana over the city of Kokomo’s continued construction of a contested baseball stadium, the agency informed state officials Wednesday.  The summer collegiate Kokomo Jackrabbits (Prospect League) are expected to begin play in the new ballpark this season.  Read more watch news report here.

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Kokomo Jackrabbits Unveil New Website, Announce Game Themes for Inaugural Season

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoPRESS RELEASE – MKE Sports & Entertainment is excited to unveil the new website for the Kokomo Jackrabbits, www.KokomoJackrabbits.com. Continue reading

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Jackrabbits Name Business Manager, Welcome First Partner

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoPRESS RELEASE – MKE Sports & Entertainment is pleased to announce the selection of Jenna Plummer as Business Manager of the Kokomo Jackrabbits. Continue reading

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Kokomo Fights Back with Lawsuit

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoThe City of Kokomo (IN) filed a lawsuit Monday against Indiana Department of Homeland Security Executive Director David Kane and the IDHS in an effort to seek “declarative and injunctive relief” pertaining to the IDHS’ order to stop construction on the city’s baseball stadium project.  Read more here.

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FEMA Denies Kokomo’s Ballpark Re-Design Plans

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has rejected Kokomo’s proposal to modify its baseball stadium plans to comply with requirements that the city not build on designated parcels in a flood-prone area of town.  The summer collegiate Kokomo Jackrabbits are scheduled to begin plan in the new ballpark this season.  Read more here.

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Bill to Stop Kokomo Ballpark Construction Passes State Senate

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoThe emergency FEMA-funds protection bill introduced by State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) that could potentially stop construction of the new ballpark being built in a flood-prone area of Kokomo (IN) for the summer collegiate Kokomo Jackrabbits (Prospect League) passed the Indiana Senate on Thursday.  The bill must still pass the House.  The city remains opposed to this measure and has already submitted a new design plan to FEMA.  Read more here.

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Kokomo Submits Corrective Action Plan to FEMA

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoKokomo (IN) city officials have submitted a corrective action plan in response to letters from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) telling them to stop construction on the new $11.5 million baseball stadium being built for the summer collegiate Kokomo Jackrabbits (Prospect League) because the site is in a flood-prone area of town.  The plan has Continue reading

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Kokomo Ballpark Saga Continues

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoState Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) has filed emergency legislation that would allow the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to issue a cease and desist order to stop work on the new ballpark being built for the summer collegiate Kokomo Jackrabbits (Prospect League), which Buck says will allow the state to protect itself from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The city is opposed to Continue reading

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FEMA Tells Kokomo to Stop Building Ballpark

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security reportedly sent letters within the last month to the City of Kokomo, telling them to stop construction on the new $11.5 million baseball stadium because the site is in a flood-prone area of town along the Wildcat River.  The summer collegiate Kokomo Jackrabbits (Prospect League) are supposed to begin play in the new ballpark next season.  Read more here.

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Jackrabbits Go 1980s Retro Padres with Unis

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoBeyond the name and logo unveiling for the expansion summer collegiate Kokomo Jackrabbits (Prospect League) during a press conference on Monday, non-attendees caught a glimpse of the team’s throwback San Diego Padres-inspired uniforms via Twitter.   They are not for everyone (at least one uni-aficionado loves the old Padres look), but the brown, mustard and orange will certainly stand out from the rest.  For a closer inspection, click on the graphic below:

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MKE Sports & Entertainment Unveils Kokomo Baseball Team Name and Logo, Introduces Field Manager

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoPRESS RELEASE – MKE Sports & Entertainment revealed Monday afternoon the name, logo, field manager and hitting advisor of their new Prospect League Baseball team playing at Kokomo Municipal Stadium: the Kokomo Jackrabbits. Continue reading

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It’s the ‘Kokomo Jackrabbits’

Prospect League LogoAs we predicted, the summer collegiate Prospect League franchise in Kokomo (IN) will be known as the “Kokomo Jackrabbits.”  This might seem a little odd on its face, but there is a historic connection.  The Jackrabbit vehicle was produced by Apperson Brothers Automobile Company in Kokomo in the early 1900s.  Apperson was an American automobile manufacturer that built cars in Kokomo from 1902 to 1926.   View photos of a 1915 Apperson Jackrabbit Cloverleaf Roadster here.  As for the uniforms, we’re seeing vintage San Diego Padres here.

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