To this point, the Northwoods League has yet to announce any news regarding the prospective franchise’s entry to the summer collegiate circuit, but details are being released on an effort that is backed by developer and former Minor League Baseball player Klint Klaas. The plan will lead to the construction of a new ballpark at the site of the long-closed St. Croix Meadows Dog Track, and the franchise’s owners are expected to seek fan involvement in naming the team.
Construction of the ballpark could begin later this summer, with its opening targeted for the 2018 summer collegiate season. More from The Hudson Star-Observer:
Construction is set to start this August, with the stadium opening as soon as May 2018, depending on weather. Ticket sales will begin around Sept. 1.
“From the development side things are looking to be on track,” Klaas said.
The stadium is the first step for the development, which will include a brewery, business offices, a 150-room hotel, indoor sports complex, condos, retail and more.
“The other pieces that are coming into the development will be kind of trickling in over the next year,” Klaas said.
Earlier this year, the Pioneer Press reported that the development is expected to take place over three phases.
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