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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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.
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).
Where’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.
The 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.
Plans 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.
The 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.
The name of the new summer collegiate Prospect League franchise in Lafayette (IN) will be known as the Lafayette Aviators. Three logo options were introduced today on social media to solicit fan opinions before announcing a winner later this month. Read more here. View press release here. Thanks to Mark Tobin for the heads up.
Milwaukee-based MKE Sports and Entertainment has released the five finalists for new summer collegiate Prospect League franchise in Lafayette (IN). The names include: Generals, Legends, Ax Men, Lightning, and Aviators. Read more here. Fans can vote here for their favorite team name. Thanks to Mark Tobin for the heads up.
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PRESS RELEASE – The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League has proudly announced the addition of the Jamestown Jammers. Continue reading
Mike Zimmerman is pursuing plans for an indoor sports complex and baseball stadium at The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin (WI) that would help spur up to $130 million in surrounding mixed-use development. Read more here. Because Zimmerman already operates two summer collegiate Prospect League franchises, and had an apparent falling out with the indy pro Frontier League, we assume the proposed ballpark would house a Prospect League team.
Lafayette (IN) city leaders made it official Tuesday: a summer collegiate Prospect League baseball team will call Columbian Park’s Loeb Stadium home, starting next summer. Success could mean discussions about a new ballpark in a few years, according to Mayor Tony Roswarski. Read more here.