For the first time in its 74-year history, Phil Welch Stadium, home of the summer collegiate St. Joseph Mustangs (MINK League), hosted a boxing match. The Saturday night event was billed as the “Battle at the Ballpark.” Read more and watch video here.
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Historic Phil Welch Stadium will play host to the NAIA Heart of America Athletic Conference baseball tournament on May 5-9. The tournment will feature the conferences top six teams. According to Dan Gerson, owner of the summer collegiate St. Joseph Mustangs, this is the first of a number of events that could come to Phil Welch. Other ballpark uses being explored include concerts and high school tournaments. Read more here.
The newspaper in St. Joseph, MO has ranked the successful return of baseball to Phil Welch Stadium the #8 story of the year. The summer collegiate St. Joseph Mustangs averaged over 1,800 per game during the team’s inaugural season. Read more here. The Mustangs also debuted at #9 on our annual Summer Collegiate Top 50 attendance rankings.
The 2009 inaugural season for the summer collegiate St. Joseph Mustangs of the MINK league was an impressive one at the gate. With a new team, a customer-focused attitude and fan-friendly improvements to historic Phil Welch Stadium that included a new party deck and patio area (see renderings from River Bluff Architecture), owner Dan Gerson revived a market that had been left for dead by the professional ranks. At 1,853 per game, the Mustangs nearly tripled the 643 mark that the defunct independent professional St. Joe Blacksnakes garnered in their final season in 2007. More from the St. Joe News. The BBiz Summer Collegiate Top 50.