Ice cream lovers in need of an alcohol fix now have another option in metro Detroit (MI). Baseball fans heading to Jimmy John’s Field in Utica (MI) can now get their hands on Arctic Buzz’s boozy ice cream, which blends ice cream and vodka. Read more here.
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Andy Appleby, chief investor in a small group that launched the Utica (MI)-based United Shore Professional Baseball League in 2016, said the endeavor that combines developmental baseball with affordable family fun should again be as financially profitable as its first three seasons. Appleby said he’s in talks with four or five expansion cities. Read more here.
Andy Appleby, founder of the United Shore Professional Baseball League (Independent Professional) and developer of Jimmy John’s Field in Utica (MI), has a proven concept. Now, he wants to export his baseball ideas elsewhere. He declined to say what specific 40 cities have expressed interest in USPBL expansion, citing confidentiality agreements, but he did say that they’re in the Midwest, along with Colorado and Virginia. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL), metro-Detroit’s first independent professional baseball league, founded by Rochester, MI- based General Sports and Entertainment, today announced the name of the league’s highly anticipated fourth team – the Westside Woolly Mammoths. Continue reading
The Utica Unicorns’ 5-0 victory Sunday over the Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers in front of 3,851 fans at Jimmy John’s Field in the inaugural championship game of the United Shore Professional Baseball League marked the successful conclusion of the first phase of Andy Appleby‘s plan to launch his own developmental baseball empire. Read more here.
The start-up, three-team United Shore Professional Baseball League kicked off its inaugural season today at the new Jimmy John’s Field in front of a sold-out crowd. Read more and watch news report here.
Today marks the launch of the three-team developmental United Shore Professional Baseball League at the new 2,000-seat, $15-million Jimmy John’s Field. But according to owner Andy Appleby, former owner of the Fort Wayne Wizards (Single-A, Midwest League), this is just the beginning. He envisions expanding the USPBL to 20 teams in 10 Midwest stadiums over the next decade. By 2017, he wants at least four to six teams playing, and 10 to 12 teams by 2020. Read more here.
The inaugural season of the United Shore Professional Baseball League will kick off May 30 at the nearly complete Jimmy John’s Field adjacent to historic downtown Utica (MI). Read more and view stadium photo gallery here.
The field grass is still being put in and many of the seats still getting screwed down, but Andy Appleby, Commissioner for the three-team United Shore Professional Baseball League, says fear not, baseball will be played at the new Jimmy John’s Field in Utica (MI) in less than four weeks. Read more and watch news report here.
The owner of the new $15-million, 2,000-seat Jimmy John’s Field under construction in Utica (MI) is targeting May 30 for the debut of the ballpark and his three-team United Shore Baseball League. The teams include the Utica Unicorns, Eastside Diamond Hoppers, and Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers. Read more and view photo gallery here.
Rochester sports entrepreneur Andy Appleby and his General Sports and Entertainment have released aerial drone footage of $12-million, 2,000-seat Jimmy John’s Field currently under construction in Utica (MI). The ballpark will be the home of the three-team United Shore Professional Baseball League. Read more here.
The names and logos have been unveiled for the three teams that will take up residence at $12-million Jimmy John’s Field being built in Utica (MI) by Rochester-based General Sports and Entertainment. The United Shore Baseball League’s Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers, Eastside Diamond Hoppers and Utica Unicorns will begin play in 2016. Read more and view photo here. Watch unveiling here.
Progress is being made on Jimmy Johns Field, the minor league ballpark currently under construction in Utica (MI) for a new three-team independent professional league called the United Shore Professional Baseball League. The $12 million project is being privately funded and is led by Rochester-based General Sports and Entertainment. The team names have been narrowed down the the following: 59’ers, Beavers, Blue Collars, Diamond Hoppers, Fizz, Mud Pups, Rally Caps, River Rats, Screeching Cicadas, Stags, Steelheads and Unicorns. Read more here.
A pair of contracts that will help support the cleanup of the future site of Jimmy John’s Field near downtown Utica (MI) were approved by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee on Aug. 6. Read more here.
Officials from Macomb County, Utica, the state and General Sports and Entertainment broke ground today on the $12-million baseball stadium that will serve as the home of the three-team United Shore Professional Baseball League. Sandwich chain Jimmy John’s and mortgage lending company United Shore are the official naming rights partners of the ballpark and league. Read more here. Watch news report here.
Before the first pitch is thrown at the proposed new $10 million baseball stadium in Utica, a brownfield cleanup program will be launched to remove close to 20,000 tons of contaminated soil from the property. Read more here.
A ceremonial groundbreaking for a $12 million professional baseball stadium in Utica (MI) is scheduled for 11 a.m. June 23. The project is led by Rochester (MI) sports entrepreneur Andy Appleby and will be entirely privately financed through his General Sports organization. The stadium is slated to be home to a three-team independent developmental baseball league launching in 2016. Read more here.
The developer behind the construction of a 2,500-seat minor league baseball park in downtown Utica (MI) could break ground on the project as early as May, after contaminated soil tests threw a wrench into the project. A $500,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will reportedly handle any potential cleanup of the development site. Preliminary plans called for a local three-team league to play at the new venue. Read more here.
Macomb County (MI) Executive Mark Hackel on Monday announced a new 2,500-seat, multi-million dollar semi-professional baseball stadium that will be constructed within the next two years just west of downtown Utica. General Sports Entertainment (GSE) of Rochester (MI) is behind the project. Read more here. UPDATED: View official announcement here. Three or four teams will reportedly play out of the stadium as part of a new league that will be launched by GSE. Read post-announcement news here.