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Simmons Field, Kenosha Kingfish

2014 Ballpark Renovation Under $2M: Simmons Field

If there is a model for a historic and fun renovation for a ballpark, it’s the 2014 makeover of Simmons Field, which was transformed into the home of the Kenosha Kingfish (summer collegiate; Northwoods League). Preserving the historic grandstand and playing field while adding some whimsical touches led to a renaissance of baseball in the […]

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The Week That Was: June 7

Visiting a historic old ballpark in Kenosha, remembering Don Zimmer, and the unveiling of a new ballpark plan in Hartford were the top stories of the past week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Here they are: Simmons Field / Kenosha KingfishIn memoriam: Don ZimmerOriole Park in line to host 2016 ASG?Hartford ballpark […]

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Simmons Field / Kenosha Kingfish

This, friends, is why summer-collegiate leagues exist: to provide new life to old ballparks – evidenced by the makeover of Simmons Field, home of the Northwoods League’s Kenosha Kingfish. A successful business model for summer-collegiate ball is pretty simple: take an old ballpark formerly used for minor-league or industrial-league play, fix it up, and play […]

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It’s official: Northwoods League to Kalamazoo in 2014

Apparently the contracts have been signed and the operations can begin, with the summer-collegiate Northwoods League officially set to lease Kalamazoo’s Stryker Field for five years. The lease, at $35,000 per year, was approved earlier this year by the City Commission. The move into Kalamazoo creates a natural partner for the existing Battle Creek Bombers, […]

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Contractor chosen for Kenosha ballpark renovation

Camosy Construction of Kenosha will oversee the renovation of Simmons Field, as the 83-year-old ballpark is prepped to host summer-collegiate Northwoods League action beginning in 2014. Out of four bidders, Camosy Construction was awarded the project after submitting the low bid for the City of Kenosha Public Works project. The project is a complete renovation, […]

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