With 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.
Charles O’Reilly from CharliesBallparks.com recently visited Ashford University Field (aka Riverview Stadium), home of the Clinton LumberKings (Single-A, Midwest League). View gallery of 41 photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – An average of 3,906 fans per game attended Quad Cities River Bandits home games at Modern Woodmen Park this season, setting a new record for the highest per-game average for a season in the 56-year history of the Quad Cities Midwest League franchise. A total of 250,004 attended River Bandits regular season games this year, setting the single-season attendance record since the full-stadium renovation following the 2003 season. Continue reading
The West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) will celebrate the land Down Under Thursday night as the team takes the field in Australia-themed jerseys. Learn more here. Participate in the team’s jersey auction here. Watch Men At Work Down Under video here. We suspect we’ll see an across-the-industry encore in 2016, when the Crocodile Dundee movie celebrates its 30th anniversary. Heads up Walla Walla Sweets (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League). Couple this with a Walla Walla Wallabies “What Could Have Been?” night!
The Quad Cities, a region in southeast Iowa and northwest Illinois, is the “No. 1 market in our ranking of the nation’s top minor league markets,” David Broughton of SportsBusiness Journal said in announcing the news. Following the Quad Cities in the Top 10 are Toledo (OH), Fort Wayne (IN), Tulsa (OK), Charleston (SC), Des Moines (IA), Sioux Falls (SD), Inland Empire (CA), Hershey-Harrisburg (PA), and Grand Rapids-Comstock (MI). Read more here.
The Boise Hawks’ (Single-A, Northwest League) new ownership group, Agon Sports and Entertainment, came into Boise last fall well aware of the club’s need for a new ballpark. The group wants to mirror what it has done in Fort Wayne (IN), and what it’s about to do in North Augusta (SC), to get it done in Idaho’s capital city. Read more here.
The 75-piece Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra played for free at Fox Cities Stadium, home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Single-A, Midwest League), on Thursday night for the “Brats, Beer and Beethoven at the Ballpark” event. The event was a win-win for both the orchestra and the team. Read more and watch news report here.