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Kernels Announce Suite Renovations

Cedar Rapids Kernels LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Cedar Rapids Kernels, are pleased to announce that renovations and expansion are complete in the Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors Grand Slam Suite. Continue reading

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Council Approves Funding for Ballpark Improvements

As a follow up to our previous post on the issue, the Cedar Rapids (IA) City Council voted Tuesday to provide $1.5 million in funding for capital improvements to Veterans Memorial Stadium, home of the Single-A Cedar Rapids Kernels (Midwest League), over the next decade.  The other $1.5 million needed will be covered by the team and stadium operator.  Read more here.

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Kernels Propose $3-Million Ballpark Fund

We can’t believe it has been nine years since we visited Veterans Memorial Stadium (II), the then-new home for the Single-A Cedar Rapids Kernels (Midwest League).  More than 10 years after the facility was built (and the old park was sadly demolished), the Kernels have unveiled a proposal to create a $3-million capital improvement fund over the next decade for stadium care, repairs and upgrades, Continue reading

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Kernels Take on Blizzard!

The Midwest League’s Single-A Cedar Rapids (IA) Kernels didn’t let the most recent blizzard keep them from feeling a little cozy at Veterans Memorial Stadium.  A pair of slippers, a blanket, a book (about baseball, of course), and a mug of  hot chocolate with a shot of peppermint schnapps, and your in business at VMS!  View video here.

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City to Spend $150k to Repair Kernels’ Ballpark

The City of Cedar Rapids (IA) plans to spend $150,o00 to make repairs to nine-year-old Veterans Memorial Stadium, home of the Single-A Cedar Rapids Kernels.  The funds will be used to fix a leaky roof, drainage problems, and replace field lighting.  Action by the city was spurred by a tiff between the Veterans Memorial Commission and the Kernels over lease terms and compliance therewith.  Read more here.

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