The Oakland County Cruisers will play at Eastern Michigan University’s Oestrike Stadium for the first 12 games before moving to a temporary facility, with construction of the permanent ballpark slated for the 2011 season.
The Oakland County Cruisers (independent; Frontier League) will play at Eastern Michigan University’s Oestrike Stadium for the first 12 games before moving to a temporary facility, with construction of the permanent ballpark slated for the 2011 season, according to a press release issued by the team:
The Cruisers begin Spring Training on May 7th, with the opening game starting on May 21st. Current plans call for the club to play most of its games prior to the Frontier League All-Star break on the road, with 12 home games slated for Eastern Michigan University’s Oestrike Stadium in Ypsilanti.
Oakland County has 27 home dates during the second half of the 2010 campaign and plans call for a completed seating bowl with capacity of 2,500 complemented by mobile food & beverage concession units and temporary, special-event restrooms. Construction on the venue’s permanent structures is slated to commence immediately after the Cruisers’ season is completed and to be completed in time for a full schedule of college and high school baseball in late March of 2011.
The Cruisers ownership had proposed a new ballpark in Waterford, Mi., for the 2010 season, In other news, the team has hired former Tiger Dmitri Young in a front-office role.
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