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Transforming Lugnuts’ Home from Baseball to Soccer is No Easy Task – VIDEO

It’s a long and tedious process turning a baseball diamond into a soccer field.  It’s a process that the grounds crew for the Lansing Lugnuts (Single-A, Midwest League and Ignite soccer team haven’t done often.  Friday night’s installment was only their second go-around, and it’s been a learning experience.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Soccer Makes Home Debut at Lugnuts’ Ballpark

45 minutes into the game, the Lansing Ignite Football Club (USL League One) brought 3,369 fans to their feet by scoring the team’s first home goal inside Cooley Law School Stadium on Saturday night.  The affair was a historic one — the first professional soccer match to be played in Michigan since the Detroit Express in the North American Soccer League back in 1980.  Read more hereView photo gallery here.

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Lugnuts to Honor Actor Burt Reynolds, Unveil Trans-Am Jerseys

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City Gives Approval for Soccer at Lugnuts Ballpark

The Lansing (MI) City Council unanimously approved a deal this week to bring professional soccer to Lansing’s downtown baseball stadium beginning this spring.  The team will be called the Lansing Ignite and owned by the owner of the Lansing Lugnuts (Single-A, Midwest League).  The team will play in the United Soccer League Division 3, an offshoot of the longstanding USL and a league loosely affiliated with Major League Soccer.  Read more here.

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Michigan vs. Michigan State Rugby Coming to Lugnuts Home

Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts (Single-A, Midwest League), will play host to its first rugby game between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan’s club teams at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19.  Read more here.

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Lansing Lugnuts to Become the Mighty Wombats on Aug. 18th

PRESS RELEASE – The votes are in: The Lansing Lugnuts will become the Lansing Mighty Wombats on Backyard Baseball Night on Saturday, August 18th.

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Johnson City’s VP/GM Accepts Position with Lugnuts

Boyd Sports, LLC has announced that Johnson City Cardinals Vice President/General Manager Tyler Parsons is moving on from the organization after accepting a position with the Lansing Lugnuts of the Midwest League.  Read more here.

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Lugnuts Introduce New Caps

PRESS RELEASE – The Lansing Lugnuts, Class-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, are proud to unveil three brand new Official Team Caps to be worn during the upcoming season. Continue reading

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Mini Golf at Lugnuts Ballpark

Lansing Lugnuts LogoThe field at Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts (Single-A, Midwest League), has been transformed into a unique 18-hole mini golf course ahead of renovations to the field.  Read more here.

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A Tour of the Outfield Apartments

Lansing Lugnuts LogoThe $11 million Outfield Apartments, which stand in home-run territory behind the outfield at Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts (Single-A, Midwest League), are now open.  Read more and watch video tour here

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Outfield Apartments Offer Suite-Style Ballpark Views

Lansing Lugnuts LogoA real estate developer is in the process of making minor league baseball the backyard of high-end lofts in Lansing’s Stadium District with field views of Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts (Single-A, Midwest League).  The Outfield Lofts offer all the bells and whistles, including balconies out to the ballpark.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Beerfest at the Ballpark Saturday

Lansing Lugnuts LogoWith the crisp of autumn just around the corner, the fall version of “Beerfest at the Ballpark” is taking place at Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts (Single-A, Midwest League), on Saturday, Sept. 19.  Read more and watch video here.

Lansing Lugnuts Beerfest at the Ballpark

 

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‘The Outfield’ Under Construction at Cooley Law School Stadium

Lansing Lugnuts LogoConstruction has started on an $11-million, 84-unit, four-story apartment building in the outfield of Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts (Single-A, Midwest League).  Read more and view renderings here.

Latest rendering of The Outfield apartment building now under construction at Cooley Law School Stadium.

Latest rendering of The Outfield apartment building under construction at the ballpark in Lansing

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Lugnuts Ready to Unveil First Wave of Ballpark Renovations

Lansing Lugnuts LogoAs the Lansing Lugnuts (Single-A, Midwest League) prepare to host Michigan State University’s baseball team tonight in the annual Crosstown Showdown — and kick off its regular Midwest League season Friday against Lake County — its hometown park is getting ready for a debut of its own: The first wave of a roughly $13.5 million renovation project is nearly complete.  Read more and view photos here.

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The 2015 Beerfest at the Ballpark

Lansing Lugnuts LogoTickets went on sale Friday for the 2nd Annual “Beerfest at the Ballpark” festival taking place at Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts, on April 25.  This year’s event features 100-plus craft beers and ciders from 45 Michigan breweries and five cideries.  Read more here.  View festival website here.

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State Approves Funding for Outfield Building Project

Lansing Lugnuts LogoThrough the Michigan Strategic Fund, an arm of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., the state is going to contribute $2.5 million to help private developer Pat Gillespie build an $11 million, four-story apartment building overlooking the outfield of Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts (Midwest League).  Read more here.

CLICK HERE to see gallery of renderings

CLICK HERE to see gallery of renderings

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Lugnuts Ballpark Upgrades Over Budget

Lansing Lugnuts LogoRenovations to Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts (Midwest League), will cost up to $3 million more than budgeted.  According to the Lansing (MI) mayor’s office, new locker rooms, scoreboards, concessions areas and other upgrades will have to rely on more private funding and more bonding dollars.  Read more here.

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Fall Beer Festival Held at Lugnuts’ Home

Lansing Lugnuts LogoThe Fall 2014 Beerfest at the Ballpark was held on Friday, Sept. 12, at Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts (Midwest League).  Read more here.  Watch photo gallery video here.

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Lansing City Council Approves $23.5 Million Cooley Law School Stadium Renovation and Development

Lansing Lugnuts LogoPRESS RELEASE – On Monday night, the Lansing City Council officially approved a plan for Cooley Law School Stadium to receive a fully-modernizing $10.5 million renovation as part of a larger project to incorporate a private mixed-use development into the ballpark outfield. Continue reading

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Unique Renovations on Deck for Lugnuts’ Ballpark

Lansing Lugnuts LogoNearing its 20th year in Mid-Michigan, Cooley Law School Stadium could receive a comprehensive renovation to upgrade and modernize the ballpark.  The stadium renovations are part of a larger project to incorporate a private mixed-use development into the ballpark outfield, including living space.  Read more here.

CLICK HERE to see 10 renderings of proposed renovations

CLICK HERE to see 10 renderings of proposed renovations

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Lansing Lugnuts Announce Inaugural Beerfest

Lansing Lugnuts LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lansing Lugnuts, in conjunction with I’m A Beer Hound, officially announce the inaugural Beerfest at the Ballpark at Cooley Law School Stadium on Saturday, April 5th. Festival hours are scheduled from 1pm-6pm with a special VIP entry starting at noon. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Cooley Law School Stadium (Lansing, MI)

Lansing Lugnuts LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill visits Thomas M. Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts (Midwest League).  Read more and view photos here and here.

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Lugnuts Hire Jennifer Swanchara as New PA Announcer

Lansing Lugnuts LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lansing Lugnuts announced Monday that Michigan State sophomore Jennifer Swanchara will serve as the team’s new public address announcer at Cooley Law School Stadium. Continue reading

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Lugnuts Replace GM

PRESS RELEASE – Lansing Lugnuts General Manager Patrick Day is leaving the team after six seasons and will be replaced by Lugnuts Assistant General Manager Nick Grueser, the team announced today. Continue reading

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Awesome Sports Logos You May Have Never Seen?

Gavin Spittle from Sport Radio 610 in Houston has put together his list of  “Awesome Sports Logos You May Have Never Seen.”  Baseball logos making the list include the Modesto Nuts, Lansing Lugnuts, Montgomery Biscuits, defunct Joliet Jackhammers, Brockton Rox, Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide, and Corpus Christi Hooks.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the story.

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Blind Teen Sports Announcer Gets Called Up to the Minors

In the cool, feel good story of the week, 14-year-old Jonathan Welscott, a blind sports announcer who has called middle school and high school games over the past two years, was given the opportunity to announce the batters during the third inning of the game between the Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps and Lansing Lugnuts on Friday night at Fifth Third Field.  Read more here.

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Lugnuts Release 2011 Promo Schedule

PRESS RELEASE – The Lansing Lugnuts released their 2011 official schedule on Wednesday, featuring the popular Crosstown Showdown against Michigan State University alongside brand new Tuesday Dollar Deal Days and Wednesday Ladies Nights. Continue reading

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Lugnuts, Lansing Cash in on Naming Rights Deals

First it was the Thomas M. Cooley Law School stepping up to buy the naming rights to the former Oldsmobile Park, home of the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts.  Cooley locked in an 11-year deal for $1.485 million.  Now comes Jackson National Life Insurance Company, which just agreed to pay $1.353 million over 11 years to name the field.  The Lugnuts will now play at Jackson Field at Thomas M. Cooley Law School Stadium.  Read more hereContinue reading

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No Objection: Lugnuts Park to Become ‘Cooley Law School Stadium’

Oldmobile Park, home of the Midwest League’s Lansing Lugnuts, will soon be renamed Thomas M. Cooley Law School Stadium.  In a unique and bold move, America’s largest law school (3,600 students) based in Michigan’s capital city has secured the ballpark’s naming rights for the next 11 years for $1.5 million. Continue reading

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A Profile on Biscuits’ Co-Owner Sherrie Myers

Montgomery Biscuits’ co-owner Sherrie Myers admittedly doesn’t fully understand all the nuances of the game on the field, but she does know about branding, marketing, and creating a ballpark environment that keeps fans coming back for more.  Together, Myers and her husband Tom Dickson also own and operate the highly successful Lansing Lugnuts.  Read more here.

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Lugnuts Launch 15th Season Celebration

PRESS RELEASE – The Lansing Lugnuts kicked off their 15th season celebration today with the launch of a new website. The team also opened fan voting on the website for the first-ever inductees into the Lugnuts Hall of Fame. Continue reading

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