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Mandan Ballpark Renovations Still on Track for July Start

Mandan Veterans Memorial Ballpark ballpark built in the 1950s is scheduled for a much-needed renovation in July.  The $2.5 million renovation project will include 500 additional seats, upgrades to the grandstand wings, dugout, canopy and press box.  The project is expected to be completed by spring 2019.  Read more here.  We can’t help but to continue to speculate that Mandan (ND) could become a cross-town rival/travel partner for the Bismarck Larks (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League).

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A Grander Plan for Waukesha’s Mindiola Park

For now, Waukesha (WI) is still negotiating a contract with Big Top Baseball to build a 2,500-seat baseball stadium that would double as a soccer facility, but the long-term vision for Mindiola Park has gotten grander.  Read more here.

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Growlers to Host 2018 NWL All-Star Game

PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers officially announced today that the 2018 Northwoods League All-Star Game will be hosted in Kalamazoo on Tuesday, July 24 at Homer Stryker Field. The Northwoods League All-Star Game brings together the top talent from across the League as voted on by League coaches and media, with the best of the South Division facing off against the best of the North Division, and will be preceded by a Home Run Derby.

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Kingfish Announce Bathroom Renovations

PRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish are excited to announce that new and improved bathroom facilities will be completed at Historic Simmons Field for the 2018 Northwoods League season. The bathroom project is the start of a joint long-term capital improvement plan between the Kingfish and the City of Kenosha. Continue reading

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Ashwaubenon Approves Ballpark Deal

The Ashwaubenon Village (WI) Board on Tuesday night approved a 20-year lease with Big Top Baseball for a new $10-million stadium for the Green Bay Bullfrogs (Summer Collegiate, Northoods League).  The deal calls for Big Top to provide an up-front investment of $500,000 and an annual lease payment of $205,000 through 2023 with a 1 percent increase each year thereafter through 2038.  Construction could begin in August.  Kansas City-based Pendulum will be handling the design duties.  Read more here.

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Northwoods League to Celebrate 25th Season, Unveils Logo and Patch

PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League is turning 25 this summer. To commemorate this quarter century milestone, the League has unveiled a “25 Seasons” logo that will be featured on-field and across its digital platforms throughout the 2018 campaign.

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Waukesha, Big Top Baseball Pull Plug on Frame Park Renovation

In a surprise announcement last week, Waukesha (WI) city officials said the public/private partnership with Big Top Baseball won’t move forward “at this time,” setting aside a $4.7 million stadium plan tied to the ballfield.  Read more here.

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