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10 Possible Names Announced for New Ballpark Commons Franchise

The ownership of the new American Association (Independent Professional) team that will take up residence at the developing Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) has announced 10 possible farmed-themed names for the franchise, including Crop Dusters, Cheesers, Farmhands, Haymakers, Broilers, Barn Owls, Cow Tippers, Bovines, Milk Men, and War Pigs.  Vote for your favorite here.

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Aviators Get New Ownership

Milwaukee (WI)-based MKE Sports and Entertainment has sold the Lafayette Aviators (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League) to a trio of Purdue graduates, including Bill Davidson, CEO of National Sports Services, Brent Gutwein, co-founder of Granite Student Living, and Stuart Gutwein, a Lafayette attorney.  Read more here.

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Zimmerman to Buy, Not Lease Land for Franklin Ballpark Development

​Milwaukee County officials plan to sell, rather than lease, land in Franklin to Mike Zimmerman and his development team for the Ballpark Commons project.  Read more and view rendering here (subscription required).

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Where to Put New Home Plate in Lafayette?

Lafayette Aviators Primary LogoWhere’s home plate in Lafayette’s (IN) new baseball stadium?  There’s your No. 1 topic from the two public input meetings as the city moves forward with a new facility in Columbian Park to replace the aging Loeb Stadium.  Read more here.

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Franklin Council Approves TIF District for Ballpark Commons

American Association Logo High-ResThe Franklin (WI) Common Council has approved a proposal that sets the stage for spending up to $26.8 million to help finance a mixed-use development centered on a new baseball stadium.  Read more here.

MKE Franklin Development Rendering

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Proposed ‘Ballpark Commons’ in Franklin (WI) Takes First Major Step Forward

American Association Logo High-ResPlans for the more than $100 million Ballpark Commons development in Franklin (WI) got a first major city approval on Thursday.  The development includes a new baseball stadium at The Rock Sports Complex and surrounding retail, housing and commercial buildings.  Read more here.

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Proposed Franklin Ballpark Could Host American Association Team

American Association Logo High-ResThe developers behind a new baseball stadium, indoor sports complex and mixed-use neighborhood in Franklin (WI) are asking city officials to approve a memorandum saying they are interested in pursuing the projects.  The plan includes a 4,500-capacity ballpark that would host an American Association (Independent Professional) franchise and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers baseball team. Read more here.

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