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Start-Up Expedition League Wraps Up Regular Season, Playoffs Underway

The start-up Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) wrapped up its first regular season this past weekend with all eight teams still in operation.  If you have experienced this new league and attended any games, feel free to share your feedback here in comments or via e-mail at contact@ballparkbiz.com.  In the meantime, view attendance numbers here.  Read more here.

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Expedition League Awarded $250K Forgivable Loan to Bring Team to Fremont (NE)

The Fremont (NE) City Council approved a $250,000 forgivable loan to the first-year Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) to improve Moeller Field and bring a new franchise to the Omaha-area community.  Read more here.

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Expedition League Makes Pitch in Rapid City

The first-year Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) presented a proposal to the Rapid City Parks and Recreation board at its meeting Thursday night to renovate McKeague Field and bring an expansion franchise to town.  Read more and watch news report here.  McKeague Field is right next to Floyd Fitzgerald Stadium, home of the Post 22 American Legion team, which we assume is not too keen on the idea.

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Let the Games Begin: Start-Up Expedition League Kicks Off Inaugural Season Friday

Will the start-up Expedition League solidify a long-term place in the summer collegiate baseball landscape?  The test begins Friday, May 25, as all eight (8) teams across North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming will take the field for the circuit’s inaugural Opening Day.  We’ll be watching closely.  Feel free to share with us photos and experiences tonight and as the season progresses.  Good luck to all.  View schedule here.  View map here.

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Start-Up Expedition League Targets Grand Forks, Not So Fast Says Editorial Board

Grand Forks (ND) has gone nearly 20 years without a summer collegiate baseball team operating out of Kraft Field.  Steve Wagner wants to end that streak.  He is president of the Expedition League (Summer Collegiate), a start-up circuit set to launch its first season later this month.  Read more here.  The Grand Forks Herald editorial board disagrees.  Read more here.

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Start-Up Expedition League Targets Montana for Expansion, We Have Thoughts

The start-up circuit hasn’t yet played a game, but Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) founder Scott Wagner is already targeting Butte, Bozeman and Helena in Montana for expansion in 2019, along with Sheridan in Wyoming, Rapid City in South Dakota and Brandon in Manitoba.  The league plans to begin play this season in eight cities located in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming. Continue reading

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Wagner Searching for Expedition League Markets

ND SealMinneapolis-based businessman Steve Wagner, who was recently in Columbus (NE) to pitch his proposed Expedition League, has been trolling the Dakotas for potential ballparks and markets, including Astoria Field in Dickinson (ND) and Kraft Field in Grand Forks (ND).  Read more here.

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