Despite concerns the final design didn’t match what was promised, Mequon officials gave final approval to Kapco Park, the new home of Concordia U (Wis.) and Lakeshore Chinooks baseball.
The ballpark was originally pitched as a $3.5-million, 1,200-seat facility, with a million dollars coming from Kapco President Jim Kacmarcik. Since then Kacmarcik has put together a summer-collegiate Northwoods League franchise, the Chinooks, with Robin Yount and Bob Uecker as minority owners.
While that million dollars went toward construction of a grandstand and a artificial-turf playing field, the college came up short in fundraising for the total construction packages; bleachers still need to be installed, and finishing touches are nonexistent.
Despite the gap between what was promised and what was construction, Mequon officials gave the university a pass: because the design cutbacks were due to problems with fundraising, it was approved for use by city officials.
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