We’ve seen outfield party spaces designed to look like a boat, but this takes the cake: a real fishing boat from the 1930s is being installed at Simmons Field, home of the Kenosha Kingfish (summer collegiate; Northwoods League), for the 2014 season.
The 43-feet-long by 13-feet-wide fishing boat originally named the “Bambino” (yes, really) was installed at historic Simmons Field this morning as part of the outfield wall and a new party venue. The Bambino was long used as a commercial fishing boat in Chesapeake Bay and most recently resided at Mount Clemens Marine in Michigan. After securing permits in four states and traveling for nearly a day, the oversized load fishing boat is in the process of being refurbished and will be used for private parties of up to 25 people during all Kingfish home games. The boat will physically become a part of the outfield wall and will give Simmons Field the most unique outfield wall in all of baseball.
The Bambino will also house the left-field foul pole, doubling as a zip line, which the Kingfish mascot, King Elvis The First, will use to deliver the first pitch to the pitcher’s mound during every Kingfish home game.
The Kingfish will host their season opener against the Mankato MoonDogs on Saturday, May 31 at 6:05 pm at Kenosha’s historic Simmons Field.
Image courtesy of the Kenosha Kingfish.
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