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No New Ballpark for Waukesha

Mindiola Park won’t serve as the home for a new summer collegiate baseball stadium and soccer complex.  Waukesha (WI) city officials acknowledged that a plan to use $12.8 million in public financing through future property tax dollars (TIF) to fund a multi-sport complex at the Hoover Avenue park simply does not have the support it needs to make it a reality.  Read more here.

 

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Closing In on Waukesha Ballpark Deal

A season-long series of negotiations may yet result in a $12 million baseball stadium and soccer complex at Mindiola Park.  On Aug. 28, Waukesha’s (WI) finance committee voted 5-0 to recommend the common council approve the plan.  Read more here.

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Big Top Baseball Rounding Third in Waukesha

After looking like it struck out on a deal earlier this year, Waukesha (WI) is rounding third in its quest to bring Northwoods League (Summer Collegiate) baseball to the city.  Read more here.

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A Grander Plan for Waukesha’s Mindiola Park

For now, Waukesha (WI) is still negotiating a contract with Big Top Baseball to build a 2,500-seat baseball stadium that would double as a soccer facility, but the long-term vision for Mindiola Park has gotten grander.  Read more here.

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Waukesha, Big Top Baseball Pull Plug on Frame Park Renovation

In a surprise announcement last week, Waukesha (WI) city officials said the public/private partnership with Big Top Baseball won’t move forward “at this time,” setting aside a $4.7 million stadium plan tied to the ballfield.  Read more here.

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Frame Park Ballpark Plan Continues Journey

The city of Waukesha (WI) held a public information meeting Monday night over a controversial proposal to partner with Big Top Baseball to renovate the ballpark at Frame Park for a Northwoods League (Summer Collegiate) franchise.  The Common Council will reportedly vote on the proposal Feb. 22.  Read more here.

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Soccer at Frame Park Too?

During the public presentation, both Big Top and Waukesha (WI) city officials referenced the possibility of soccer matches at the Frame Park ballfield.  Renderings provided by Big Top even showed the outline of a soccer field superimposed onto the ball diamond.  Read more here.

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