PRESS RELEASE – For the first time in their history, the Kenosha Kingfish will host the 2016 Northwoods League All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 19th. The Northwoods League All-Star Game will be held at historic Simmons Field with gates opening at 5:30pm and the first pitch scheduled for 7:05pm. Continue reading
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PRESS RELEASE – On Saturday, September 19th the Kenosha Kingfish will host Wisconsin Cheese Curdfest, presented by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, at Historic Simmons Field. Admission is free to the public. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – At the First Pitch Event, the Kingfish unveiled a new digital scoreboard that will be installed beyond the right centerfield fence. Following the 2014 season, the Kingfish conducted a fan survey with more than 1,000 participants. The number one request for improving the fan experience was an upgraded scoreboard. This feedback prompted the newest renovation to Simmons Field. Continue reading
The summer collegiate Kenosha Kingfish (Northwoods League) wrapped up their successful inaugural season in August. After having a chance to catch their breath and reflect on the season, Kenosha News staff talked with Conor Caloia and Vern Stenman, who comprise the four-team-owning Big Top Baseball parent group along with Steve Schmitt, about making the franchise happen, stadium renovations and the first-season’s results. It’s worth a read. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish have announced “Guaranteed Win Night” at historic Simmons Field for Monday, June 30th. Having won 10 of their last 14, the Kingfish are confidently offering a free ticket to any Kingfish home game between Wednesday, July 2nd and Wednesday, July 9th to all fans in attendance if the team loses to the Lakeshore Chinooks on the Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish are delighted to announce Nick Heyerdahl as the team’s new Assistant General Manager. Heyerdahl started with the Kingfish as a Corporate Account Manager where he focused primarily on outside ticket sales, which included meetings with CEO’s and decision-makers regarding employee outings and client entertainment. Continue reading
The summer collegiate Kenosha Kingfish (Northwoods League) dropped their inaugural home opener 11-7 in extra innings to the Mankato MoonDogs, but that didn’t spoil the fun for the sellout crowd of 3,218 who showed up to watch their new team and experience the impressively renovated historic Simmons Field. Read more here. Compare this to the one-year-and-gone indy pro Kenosha Mammoths (Frontier League) game we attended at Simmons back in 2003. View our photos here.
We’ve already mentioned Steve Schmitt and his Big Top Baseball’s growing summer collegiate empire, but you might want to check out three recent and informative articles about the group, as the first-year Kenosha Kingfish and newly acquired Green Bay Bullfrogs — both of the summer collegiate Northwoods League — kick off the 2014 season. Read here, here, and here. View Simmons Field renovation gallery here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha City Council voted 12-1 Monday night to approve the Kenosha Kingfish parking plan and thus a Simmons Field capacity of 3,218. Stadium capacity is determined by the combination of off-street parking provided in the parking plan and the actual space inside the facility. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish will welcome former Madison Mallards Public Address announcer Aaron Sims to Simmons Field in the same role for their inaugural 2014 season. Sims retired from the Mallards after the 2014 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish have announced the latest improvement to a newly renovated Simmons Field with the addition of the Miller Lite Fish Bowl in the left field corner. Tickets to the all-you-can-eat-and-drink party deck cost just $28 and will offer fans an experience completely unique to the Kenosha area. The Kingfish and Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce will unveil the brand new Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The UW-Parkside baseball team will host the UW-Milwaukee Panthers on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:05 pm in the first collegiate game to be played at the newly renovated Simmons Field. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – A 43 foot long by 13 foot wide fishing boat built in the early 1930s and originally named the ‘Bambino’ was installed at historic Simmons Field this morning as part of the outfield wall and a new party venue. Continue reading
The Kenosha Area Visitors and Convention Bureau wasted no time marketing the Kenosha Kingfish, a new baseball franshise from the summer collegiate Northwoods League making renovated Simmons Field home starting the 2014 season. The Kingfish appear on Page 5 and Page 14 of the Kenosha Area Visitors Guide. View guide here.
In addition to introducing the team’s branding for their inaugural 2014 season at an event Saturday afternoon, the summer collegiate Kenosha Kingfish (Northwoods League) unveiled renovations to historic Simmons Field. For anyone who has visited the park in the past (like we have on several occasions), you will notice substantial changes. View video clip in upper right corner of article here. See photo here.
PRESS RELEASE – A new era of baseball will begin at a renovated Simmons Field on May 31, 2013. The ownership of the franchise announced the name of the team, unveiled the logo and gave fans a first look at the new Simmons Field. A public-private partnership between the City of Kenosha and the Kingfish has resulted in more than $1 million in improvements to historic Simmons Field making it one Continue reading
Community and team officials were on hand Wednesday at Simmons Field in Kenosha (WI) to participate in the installation of the first few premium seats at the historic ballpark currently under renovation for a yet-to-be-named expansion franchise from the summer collegiate Northwoods League. Read more and view photo gallery here.
Officials are pointing to the end of November for unveiling the soon-to-be-completed renovations at Simmons Field in Kenosha (WI), the new home for an expansion franchise from the summer collegiate Northwoods League. At that time, the team’s name and logo will also be introduced. Read more here. View photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – Construction bids for the renovation of historic Simmons Field were opened to the public at 2 pm Thursday at Kenosha City Hall. Out of four bidders, Camosy Construction of Kenosha, was awarded the project after submitting the low bid for the City of Kenosha Public Works project. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Thursday afternoon at the Rotary Club of Kenosha West, the Northwoods League’s Kenosha Baseball announced the Name Your Team Contest finalists. For the past two months area residents have been encouraged to submit their idea for the name of Kenosha’s newest team at www.kenoshanews.com. More than 750 ideas for names of the team were submitted. Continue reading
Kenosha (WI) Common Council Aldermen Kevin Mathewson (a newbie) and David Bogdala, who voted against the Simmons Field renovation project and lease agreement that will bring a new summer collegiate Northwoods League team to town, are stirring the pot by bringing into question a $798 motor-coach trip taken last summer by local elected officials and others to Madison (WI) to check out Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Kenosha Baseball, the group bringing a Northwoods League baseball franchise to Kenosha’s historic Simmons Field starting in June 2014, held its “First Pitch” event Thursday evening featuring a live brass band, entertainment from the nationally known Zooperstars and the unveiling of $1 million in stadium renovations. Guests were treated to free Bacon Glazer Continue reading
The Kenosha (WI) Board of Park Commissioners voted 4-1 this week to approve a deal with the owners of the Madison Mallards and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters to lease a renovated Simmons Field for a new summer collegiate Northwoods franchise starting in 2014. A final decision will be made during the Common Council meeting next week. Read more here.
The City of Kenosha is close to finalizing a deal with the owner of the Madison Mallards to launch a new summer collegiate Northwoods League franchise at Simmons Field starting in 2014. Consistent with the proposal first floated last spring, the developing agreement calls for the city to spend $750,000 for ballpark renovations. In addition to lease payments that could total $300,000 over 10 Continue reading
After capturing the Madison and Wisconsin Rapids (WI) markets, the amazing crew from the summer collegiate Madison Mallards/ Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (Northwoods League) are targeting Kenosha (WI) for expansion and proposing Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Simmons Field at Taylor Stadium, the home of the Mizzou baseball team, has been named 2011 College and University Baseball Field of the Year by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), as announced by the STMA on Tuesday (Nov. 22). The field is maintained and cared for by Mizzou Turf Specialist Josh McPherson and his staff. Continue reading