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A thousand more fans per game approved for Kingfish

The Bambino Kenosha

Capacity at Simmons Field is now a thousand more than planned after ballpark and parking-lot improvements were implemented by the Kenosha Kingfish (summer collegiate; Northwoods League).

The Kenosha City Council voted 12-1 Monday night to approve a Simmons Field capacity of 3,218 after presentation of a new parking plan. Ballpark capacity is determined by the combination of off-street parking provided in the parking plan and the actual space inside the facility.

The Kingfish had been previously approved for a capacity of 2,200. Since adding the Miller Lite Fish Bowl, the Festival Foods Backyard and a party deck consisting of an 80-year-old fishing boat named the Bambino (as shown above), the Kingfish have increased the number of seats in the facility, which formerly hosted Class A Midwest League ball in the form of the Minnesota Twins farm team.

“The community support so far has been overwhelming,” Kingfish General Manager Jake McGheesaid. “The approval of this parking plan gives us the right capacity to accommodate our fans and provide affordable, family entertainment to the greater Kenosha community. We can’t wait to get the show started on opening day.”

The Kingfish will host their season opener against the Mankato MoonDogs on Saturday, May 31 at 6:05 p.m. at Simmons Field.

Image courtesy of the Kenosha Kingfish.

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