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Veeck Talks Saints and Rosemont (IL)

Legendary baseball promoter Mike Veeck joined WGN Radio’s Dave Hoekstra to talk all things on and off the ball field, including the 25th anniversary of the St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association) and the possibility of bringing professional baseball and “Fun Is Good” to Rosemont (IL).  Read more and listen here.

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Veeck to Unleash CornBelters’ Untapped Potential

Cornbelters LogoRenowned baseball owner/showman Mike Veeck has been part of the Normal CornBelters’ ownership group from the inception of a Frontier League franchise that completed its seventh season in September.  For the 2017 season and the offseason preparation for it, Veeck will “absolutely” be more involved in what he promises will be a change in direction for the occupants of the Corn Crib.  Read more here.

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Goldklang Group Unveils ‘Take Me Out With the Crowd’ Campaign

Goldklang Group LogoThe Goldklang Group has announced its “Take Me Out With the Crowd” fan outreach and engagement campaign in the footsteps and spirit of “Fun Is Good” and “Be Your Own Fan” previously introduced to fans over past seasons.  Read more here.

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An ESPN Interview with Mike Veeck

Goldklang Group LogoESPN takes a look at Mike Veeck, part owner of five teams minor-league teams via the Goldklang Group, as the “funniest man in baseball.”  Read more here.

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Saints Officials Tour New Ballpark

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoOn Friday, Mike Veeck and other officials from the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) took a couple of hours out of a sunny winter day to tour the $63 million Lowertown ballpark that will be the site of 50 Saints games every summer, as well as 100 other events each year.  Read more here.  View photo gallery here.  You’ve got to love the “Creation of Man”-based mural.

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Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It, Plus Bill Veeck Bobble Leg

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – “Disco Demolition Night” at Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979 remains one of the most well-known promotions in sports history. The original promotion was organized by current Charleston RiverDogs President Mike Veeck, but 35 years and one week later, this classic promotion will feature a 21st Century spin arranged by the RiverDogs. Continue reading

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An Interview with St. Paul Saints Owner Mike Veeck

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoPioneer Press reporter Frederick Melo talks with indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) owner Mike Veeck about the launching of the Saints in 1993, the new ballpark currently under construction in Lowertown, and some of the fun in between.  Read more here.

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Mike Veeck Headlines Cornbelters Hot Stove Banquet

Cornbelters LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, announces Morton Community Bank as the presenting sponsor of the hot stove banquet on Jan. 23. The reception and silent auction will start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 6 p.m. and take place at the Marriot in Uptown Normal. The CornBelters will play their first regular season home Continue reading

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Night Train Veeck Has Arrived

Chicago-based writer Dave Hoekstra takes an in depth and interesting look at William Night Train Veeck, son of ballpark fun master Mike Veeck, who has followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps by joining up with the Chicago White Sox.  Read more here.

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Mike Veeck, 800 Pound Gorilla Set For Sports Business Conference

PRESS RELEASE – The time has arrived once again for the 4th Annual Sports Business Conference. This year’s conference will build upon the tremendous momentum of last year’s conference in Nashville. SBC ’12 will provide attendee with the knowledge and direction necessary to become elite in all facets of Continue reading

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Veeck Talks with Media About New Saints Ballpark

St. Paul Saints (American Association) co-owner Mike Veeck took time out of his schedule to talk with KARE 11 news about the team’s new stadium on its way in Lowertown St. Paul.  He takes light-hearted pride in the fact that the Saints are still here today, after local sports columnist Sid Hartman said the team wouldn’t last 45 days back in 1992.   Watch news clip here.

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Historic Alumni Coliseum in Butte (MT) to Face Wrecking Ball

In sad news (although not unexpected based on our conversations with local officials over the past two years), Montana Tech has decided to tear down historic Alumni Coliseum in Butte (MT). Continue reading

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Veeck Family ‘Night of 100 Promotions’

PRESS RELEASE – The Kane County Cougars, Class-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, have announced that a Veeck Family “Night of 100 Promotions” will take place on Thursday, August 11 at Elfstrom Stadium. Continue reading

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Saints and Gophers Go It Alone

Despite the reality that both the St. Paul Saints and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are in desperate need of new ballparks, the parties decided to go it alone and pursue separate stadiums, rather than work together to build one state-of-the-art facility for the teams to share.  There were many reasons for this, but according to Saints’ president Mike Veeck, the Continue reading

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Ballpark Q&A with Mike Veeck

St. Paul Saints co-owner and president Mike Veeck took time out of his schedule to talk with Christopher Hudson, editor of Architecture Minnesota magazine, about the proposed new $47 million, 7,500-seat ballpark in Lowertown St. Paul.  Read more here.

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College to Honor Mike Veeck with Distinguished Communicator Award

PRESS RELEASE – The College of Charleston’s Department of Communication will honor Charleston RiverDogs president Mike Veeck with its Distinguished Communicator Award. Veeck will deliver a speech at 4 p.m., April 11, at the Stern Center Ballroom on the College of Charleston campus. Continue reading

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Saints Ownership in Town, ‘Welcome Back’ Legislature

PRESS RELEASE – The St. Paul Saints know how to throw a party. On Tuesday night, January 18 many St. Paul business leaders were at the trendy Pazzaluna restaurant in support of a new Lowertown Ballpark. Following that event was a “Welcome Back” legislative get together at the popular Ordway. Continue reading

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Rascals Hire Kuhn as Team President

PRESS RELEASE – The 2011 campaign marks the 13th season for the River City Rascals (Frontier League) and 20th season for new Team President, John Kuhn, in professional baseball. Today, the Rascals have announced the hiring of Kuhn to take over operations at T.R. Hughes Ballpark. Continue reading

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Mike Veeck to Be Keynote at 2nd Annual Summer Ball Conference

PRESS RELEASE – It has been over 30 years since his “Disco Demolition” promotion drew national attention to the Chicago White Sox.  Now an older and wiser Mike Veeck will be the keynote speaker at this years Summer Ball Conference. Continue reading

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Fun Is Good Seminar Set for Oct 15

PRESS RELEASE – Looking for that 2 p.m. pick-me-up? No need to turn to energy drinks. Can’t close that big deal, but feel you’re on the doorstep? The solution is closer than you think. Mike Veeck and the St. Paul Saints have the answer for you during their one-day Fun Is Good Seminar presented by Minnesota State University, Mankato at 7700 Continue reading

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Veeck Named One of Charleston’s 35 Visionaries

PRESS RELEASE – Mike Veeck and his “FUN IS GOOD” attitude are being recognized once again. The Charleston RiverDogs president has been named one of Charleston’s 35 most visionary and passionate people of influence by Charleston Magazine. Continue reading

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Riverdogs’ Mike Veeck & Daughter Featured in New ESPN Book

PRESS RELEASE – A new book by ESPN entitled “Fathers & Daughters & Sports” features a piece written by Charleston RiverDogs president Mike Veeck. Continue reading

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