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Bullpen Coworking Opens at Ballpark Commons

PRESS RELEASE – A new way to work is coming to Franklin! Bullpen Coworking at Ballpark Commons, will host an open house with refreshments on Wednesday, January 29th from 4-7pm, to introduce Franklin to a work environment that provides community, collaboration, and access to all the right tools while at the same time offering the autonomy, flexibility, and convenience of a home office.

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Roc Ventures Seeking Extra $5 Million for Ballpark Commons

Franklin’s (WI) Ballpark Commons mixed-use development is seeking another $5.2 million in city financing help — beyond $22.5 million already approved. Read more here.

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PGCBL’s Jammers Go Dark for 2019 Season, Team to be Donated

The Jamestown Jammers will cease operation for the 2019 season as a team in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (Summer Collegiate).   Team and city officials made the announcement Wednesday at Russell Diethrick Park.  ROC Ventures plans to donate the team and its assets to a local nonprofit organization.  Read more here.


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New Ballpark Commons Stadium to be Named ‘Routine Field’

ROC Ventures has announced that Routine Baseball has received exclusive naming rights for the new stadium located at Ballpark Commons.  The ballpark will be known as Routine Field.  Routine Baseball is an apparel brand dedicated to baseball and the lifestyle surrounding it.  Read more here.

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Name-the-Team Contest Underway for New Ballpark Commons Franchise

Mike Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer of ROC Ventures and its new development, Ballpark Commons, has officially launched the name-the-team contest for the new American Association (Independent Professional) franchise coming to Franklin (WI) in 2019.  Zimmerman is pretty much using the same fun, interactive contest website he has used in the past.  Enter contest here.

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Ballpark Commons Lands Soccer Tenant

The Ballpark Commons project in Franklin (WI) has landed SC Waukesha soccer club as a tenant.  The organization will relocate to a 40,000-square-foot mixed-use indoor sports facility planned at the development after merging with Prospect Training Academy.  Read more here.

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Franklin Ballpark Developer Slogs Through Approval Process

Before the first pitch can be thrown, the Ballpark Commons developer has pitched a few applications to the city of Franklin (WI) that are going to need approval first.  And these aren’t the only ones.  Read more here.

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Franklin Ballpark Construction Expected to Begin Spring 2018

With the sale of the Crystal Ridge landfill approved, the construction of the Ballpark Commons in Franklin (WI) can now begin.  The Milwaukee County Board reportedly approved the sale to ROC Ventures, the developer of the $100 million project, on Sept. 28 with an 11-7 vote.  Read more here.

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MKE Sports & Entertainment is Now ROC Ventures

Kokomo Jackrabbits LogoPRESS RELEASE – MKE Sports & Entertainment, owner and operator of the Kokomo Jackrabbits Baseball Team at Kokomo Municipal Stadium, has changed its name to ROC Ventures – and with the change comes a new level of excitement for Kokomo. Continue reading

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