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Governor’s Veto Could Impact Beloit’s Effort for Ballpark State Aid

A fund that could have allowed for tax dollars to be spent on building projects across the state, including a new downtown stadium for the Beloit Snappers (Single-A, Midwest League), has been partially vetoed by Governor Tony EversRead more here.

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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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Bandits Close to Returning to Modern Woodmen Park

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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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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Snappers Excited for Another Season, But Ongoing Ballpark Woes Put Team in Jeopardy

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  But underlying the excitement for the new season is the uncertain future for the club playing in one of the most outdated ballparks in the minors.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.

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Construction Underway at Parkview Field, Theme Jerseys Unveiled

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:

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Pork Sandwich Wins Food Fight

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.

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