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Sports Authority Strikes A-Rod’s Name From Youth Baseball Facility

Major League Baseball LogoWith Major League Baseball’s decision to suspend New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez for using performance enhancing drugs, the Fox Cities Sports Authority, which also oversees the home of the Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League), has decided to remove A-Rod’s name from Alex Rodriguez Field at Appleton’s Scheels USA Youth Sports Complex.  Read more and view photo here.

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Deal to Bring Northwoods League to Kenosha Being Finalized

The City of Kenosha is close to finalizing a deal with the owner of the Madison Mallards to launch a new summer collegiate Northwoods League franchise at Simmons Field starting in 2014.  Consistent with the proposal first floated last spring, the developing agreement calls for the city to spend $750,000 for ballpark renovations.  In addition to lease payments that could total $300,000 over 10 Continue reading

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River Falls Secures Funding for New Ballpark Scoreboard

The River Falls Baseball Council in River Falls (WI), a town of 15,000 located about 30 miles east of Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN), is making progress to raise funds to build a new community ballpark.  In addition to a $50,000 commitment from General Beer Northwest to help build a new Leinie Lodge pavilion equipped with restrooms and concessions, Nash Finch Company and Family Fresh Markets Continue reading

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River Falls Makes Fundraising Progress for New Park

The River Falls Baseball Council in River Falls (WI), a town of 15,000 located about 30 miles east of Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN), is making progress to raise funds to build a new community ballpark.  General Beer Northwest, a local distributor of Miller and Leinenkugel’s products, has committed $50,000 to help build a new Leinie Lodge pavilion equipped with restrooms and concessions. Continue reading

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Name the Chinooks’ Mascot, Stadium Nearing Completion

Fans have until May 1 to choose the name for the new mascot for the expansion summer collegiate Lakshore Chinooks (Northwoods League).  You have three choices, including Gill, King, or SammyClick here to vote.  In the meantime, check out the progress being made here on Kapco Park, the new home for the team on the campus of Concordia University in Mequon (WI).

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Lunkers Fold, Expansion Chinooks Keep NWL Number at 16

PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League will be unveiling the 2012 season schedule later today. The regular season campaign will begin on Wednesday, May 30th. But for the first time since 2004 a team in Brainerd, Minnesota won’t be part of the Northwoods League. Continue reading

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Concordia Breaks Ground on New Stadium for Falcons (and Northwoods League Team?)

On Tuesday, Concordia University in Mequon (WI) broke ground on a new baseball stadium that is expected to serve as the home for the Falcons and a new summer collegiate Northwoods League franchise.  The stadium is scheduled to open in time for the 2012 baseball season.  Read more here.

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