Tag Archives: Northern League

A Telus Field Revival?

Edmonton Telus Field LogoTelus Field in Edmonton (AB) could become the center of a baseball stadium district that spurs Rossdale redevelopment similar to the impact of Rogers Place on downtown, a new report says.  Read more here.  The stadium is the former home of the Triple-A Edmonton Trappers (Pacific Coast League) and indy pro Edmonton  Cracker-Cats/Capitals (Northern League/Golden Baseball Continue reading

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Elkhart (IN) Baseball Stadium Remains on Hold

Elkhart County Miracle LogoIn not-so shocking news, plans for building a baseball stadium at the former site of a large farmers market in Elkhart (IN) remains on hold while the developer works to line up financing.  The new stadium was slated to be the home of the proposed Elkhart County Miracle in the revived but stalled indy pro Northern League.  The developer is now open to bringing in an independent or summer collegiate club.  Read more here.

Elkhart Baseball Stadium Rendering 2010

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Still Trying to Get Revived Northern League Off the Ground, Elkhart Team Delayed Until 2015

Elkhart County Miracle LogoCraig Wallin, owner of the proposed indy pro Elkhart County Miracle (Northern League) baseball team confirmed earlier this month that plans to build a new stadium and launch the franchise this season have been postponed.  Nick Desrosiers, chairman of the revived circuit, said an unpredictable economy has made it difficult to get the league going this year.  Desrosiers said he expected to Continue reading

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Kingfish Are No Fielders

LakeCountyFieldersKenosha Kingfish LogoThe Lake County News-Sun looks back at the failed indy pro Lake County Fielders (Northern League/North American League) and compares the effort to bring baseball to the area with the new summer collegiate Kenosha Kingfish (Northwoods League).  You can ignore the so-called  “reporter” looking for Kevin Costner dirt and not the true facts about the Zion (IL) situation.  Read more here.

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Drama Continues in Zion

LakeCountyFieldersThis news is two weeks old, but the indy pro Lake County Fielders (Northern League/North American League) have amended their lawsuit against Zion (IL),  city officials and a developer to include allegations of bribery against Zion (IL) Mayor Lane Harrison.  Harrison called the allegations against him “fiction” and “unbelievable.”  Read more here.

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Judge Issues Ruling in Lake County Fielders Case

LakeCountyFieldersLake County Circuit Court Judge Jorge Ortiz issued a 37-page ruling Thursday on a lawsuit filed by the indy pro Lake County Fielders (Northern League/North American League) against Zion (IL), city officials and a developer that reportedly retains significant claims (including fraud and conspiracy) while also dismissing some aspects of the suit.  The next hearing is set for Dec. 4.  Read more here.

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Zion Taxpayers Out Millions Over Abandoned Fielders Ballpark Project

LakeCountyFieldersIn an investigative report, NBC 5 News Chicago found that taxpayers in Zion (IL) lost at least $7.8 million for the ballpark that was never built for the defunct indy pro Lake County Fielders (Northern League/North American League).  Read more and watch news report here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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