The Northwoods League team has already outgrown Joannes Stadium and is looking at downtown sites for a new home.The Green Bay Bullfrogs (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) have already outgrown Joannes Stadium and is looking at downtown sites for a new home.
Joannes Stadium is, quite honestly, a bare-boned facility with little in the way of amentities; it was barely functional when Frank Howard played there in the late 1950s and hasn’t changed much, despite bold attempts by Bullfrogs owner Jeff Royle to upgrade the place.
But attendance has been strong in the team’s first two seasons, despite running into the buzz saw known as the Green Bay Packers each August. Since the concept clearly works, city officials are on board in helping the team with locating a new downtown ballpark site. Several six- to seven-acre sites are under consideration, and the city will be working on a financing package as well. The goal is a 2011 opening.