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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When Mississippi River floodwaters went down late last week, a temporary solution went up which will allow baseball to return soon to Davenport’s (IA) Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Quad Cities River Bandits (Single-A, Midwest League). The River Bandits have had to move eight games of their 70-game home schedule to other venues in the first three weeks of the season. Read more here.
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— Quad Cities River Bandits (@QCRiverBandits) April 16, 2019
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 here. View photo gallery here.
— Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch) April 13, 2019
The Beloit Snappers (Single-A, Midwest League) are fired up to begin the new season with a new skipper at the helm. Read more here. But underlying the excitement for the new season is the uncertain future for the club playing in one of the most outdated ballparks in the minors. Time has not run out on the Snappers’ bid to build a new home, but it’s getting close, however. Very close. Read more here.
As the weather begins to warm for another season for the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Single-A, Midwest League), construction at Parkview Field has begun on a new group hospitality seating area. Read more here. Meanwhile, the team has unveiled their theme jerseys for the 2019 season. See below:
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers fans have picked The Almighty Pork Sandwich as the winner of the 2019 Food Fight. Amanda Baranczyk’s entry won the fan vote and will be available on this year’s concession menu at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Read more here.
The West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) are ready for the fans to have their say! The tenth-annual fan voting contest, presented by visit Central Florida, to determine Fifth Third Ballpark’s next culinary delight starts today – Wednesday, February 27.