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It’s the ‘Green Bay Booyah’

PRESS RELEASE – What do you get when you combine local food, family pride, plenty of folklore, and rich, Northeastern Wisconsin tradition? Booyah! It’s official; the Northwoods League team that will begin play at Capital Credit Union Park in 2019 will be called the Green Bay Booyah!

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Big Top Brings Soccer to Green Bay Too

PRESS RELEASE – Big Top Soccer has announced a new team in Green Bay, that will join USL League Two ahead of the 2019 season. The club will play its home games at the newly built Capital Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon. Continue reading

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Will Locals Save BorderCats?

A week ago, Northwoods League (Summer Collegiate) Chairman and Co-Founder Dick Radatz, Jr. blasted the past and current ownership of the Thunder Bay BorderCats as a “malady of incompetency.”  Below is more of what Radatz had to say:

“Very frankly, we’ve had incompetent ownership up there for quite some time, and they have not run the franchise properly.  It’s severely under-performed, and it’s a shame that the people of Canada had to experience this incompetency, truthfully.”

The franchise has clearly been an embarrassment for the powerhouse circuit for years, as it’s attendance has continued to languish at or near the bottom despite operating in a market with a population of over 100,000.  A group of local investors is scrambling to raise funds to save the franchise before the league-decreed deadline and upcoming October league meetings in Madison (WI).  Read more here.

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Confirmed: CornBelters to Become Summer Collegiate Franchise

Normal CornBelters (Independent Professional, Frontier League) team president Steve Malliet confirmed this week that the team is  — as expected — leaving the independent professional Frontier League and will be a part of a summer collegiate wood bat league for the 2019 season.  The Northwoods League, Prospect League and Great Lakes League have been mentioned.  Read more here.

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Wuerfel Talks About Sale of Beach Bums, Switch to Northwoods League

John Wuerfel wasn’t going to sell to just anybody.  The Traverse City Beach Bums (Independent, Frontier League) co-owner — or now former co-owner — sold the franchise he and his wife Leslye helped nurture for the last 13 years.  Read more here.

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Traverse City (MI) Joins Northwoods League, Re-Branding Contest Underway

PRESS RELEASE – Traverse City, Michigan – Exciting changes are coming to the Traverse City sports and entertainment landscape! Traverse City Baseball, a group of investors lead by the West Michigan Whitecaps, have purchased Wuerfel Park and will begin play as a Northwoods League affiliate in May of 2019.

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No Northwoods League Baseball in Mitchell (SD) in 2019, But…

For now, the Northwoods League (Summer Collegiate) isn’t coming to Mitchell in 2019.  Per a contract agreed to in May 2017, the league pays Mitchell $1,000 annually for each year it does not play in the city.  Once the circuit decides to exercise its option to play, the lease goes up to $10,000 per year to play at Drake Field at the Cadwell Sports Complex.  Read more here.

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