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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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