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Bombers, Battle Creek extend C.O. Brown Stadium lease

Battle Creek BombersThe Battle Creek Bombers (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) will be playing out of C.O. Brown Stadium through at least 2021, as the team and the city agreed to a five-year lease extension.

The current lease was scheduled to end after the 2016 season.

“We couldn’t be more excited to continue our great relationship with the City of Battle Creek,” said Bombers General Manager Tony Iovieno. “There was never a doubt that Battle Creek was the right home for the Bombers. This is a great day for the Bombers, the City of Battle Creek, and all of our fans.”

Assistant City Manager Battle Creek Bombers — on behalf of the City of Battle Creek — released the following statement regarding the new lease extension: “We are very excited to continue our relationship with the Battle Creek Bombers. The team has become something akin to an anchor institution in our community with an ever expanding fan base. Five more years of Bombers Baseball is just what the doctor ordered. We are glad that they will continue to call Battle Creek home.”

The Bombers first called Battle Creek home during their inaugural season of 2007 and captured a Northwoods League World Series Championship in 2011. During the 2013-2015 seasons, the Bombers gained national attention through their often outlandish food creations, while setting new single-season attendance records along the way.  n 2015, the Bombers hosted a franchise record 44,670 fans. The 2016 season will mark 10 years of Bombers baseball in Battle Creek.

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