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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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Bowling Green Hot Rods Sold

PRESS RELEASE – The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, today announced the official sale of the franchise to BG SKY, LLC. The sale was completed yesterday afternoon after receiving the final approval from the commissioner’s office of Major League Baseball. Continue reading

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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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South Bend Cubs to Celebrate ‘Mister Rogers Day’ Aug. 12

The South Bend Cubs (Single-A, Midswest League) will celebrate the legacy of Fred Rogers with “Mister Rogers Day” on Sunday, August 12.  On this “beautiful day in the neighborhood,” the team will wear Mister Rogers-themed jerseys and activities honoring the television icon will take place throughout the game.  Proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit WNIT Public Television. Bid on jerseys 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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Energizing South Bend ‘Wrigleyville” Concept: Return South Shore Line to Downtown Union Station

With millions of dollars coming into downtown South Bend (IN), the city is growing quickly and attracting people from across the country. South Bend Cubs (Single-A, Midwest League) owner Andrew Berlin envisions creating a “Wrigleyville” for the Four Winds Field, and the return of the South Shore Line to downtown Union Station would play a major role in accomplishing that dream. Read more here.

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Whitecaps Announce Salute to Beer City Night, Unveil Special ‘Bung Hammers’ Uniforms

PRESS RELEASE – Fans of the West Michigan Whitecaps, the Single-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, know that the team has embraced Grand Rapids’ thriving craft beer culture. From a special logo for the 2014 Midwest League All-Star game logo, to our “Craft Clubhouse” presented by Founders, to the annual Michigan Brewer’s Guild Winter Beer Festival held at Fifth Third Ballpark every February, the Whitecaps love craft beer. Now the Whitecaps are taking the next step with the local craft beer community and changing the team’s name for one special night.

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