Lafayette’s (IN) mayor doesn’t plan major changes to plans for a new city baseball stadium even though construction bids totaled nearly $4 million more than expected. The new 2,500-seat stadium would be built at the same site as the current Loeb Stadium in Columbian Park southeast of downtown Lafayette. Read more here.
After nine seasons as an independent professional team in the Frontier League, the Normal CornBelters prepare to open their first season as a franchise in the summer collegiate Prospect League. Read more here.
The city of Lafayette (IN) is wrapping up the final design details of the full renovation of Loeb Stadium, home of the Lafayette Aviators (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League). The $17 million project is expected to be completed in time for the 2021 season. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Prospect League is proud to introduce its newest franchise, the DuPage Pistol Shrimp, which begins play at Benedictine University’s Ben U Baseball Field in Lisle, Ill., when the collegiate wood-bat league opens its 11th season in late May.
The Prospect League (Summer Collegiate) has already added the Cape Girardeau (Missouri) Catfish and formerly professional Normal CornBelters to next season’s line up. The league expects to announce one more team soon to get to twelve. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Today marks a momentous occasion in Normal CornBelters baseball history, as the announcement has been made that they will begin play in 2019 as members of the summer collegiate Prospect League. It is also being announced that the Corn Crib is being sold to Corn Crib Associates and that the Normal Prospect League Membership will now be operated by Normal Corn Belters Baseball, including Mr. Rick DeStefane, Mr. Jimmie Louthan and Mr. Matt Stembridge. All three are current members and operators of Prospect League teams in Hannibal, MO and Quincy, Illinois.
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.