Wade Stadium could be in line for more changes down the road, as the Duluth Huskies (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) are expected to pursue additional ballpark upgrades.
Originally opening in 1941, Wade Stadium is a historic facility, and it was built with Works Progress Administration funds. Within the last few years, the ballpark has received some upgrades–including an extensive renovation to areas such as the field and scoreboard that took place prior to the 2015 season–but the Huskies believe that more work for the facility could be in order.
As the team plans for its future, owner Michael Rosenzweig has revealed that he will retire from his position at RBC Wealth Management at the end of October. This will allow him to work with the Huskies on a full-time basis. One area of discussion for the Huskies will be Wade Stadium, as Rosenzweig believes future renovations–including those to fan amenities–should be pursued. More from the Duluth News Tribune:
Rosenzweig said the team is planning to push this offseason for funding of the second phase of the Wade Stadium renovation, upgrading the grandstand and concession area.
“It’s a half-done project,” Rosenzweig said. “I’ll be working with the mayor to get the ballpark back on the front burner, and hopefully get some assistance from the state. We’d love to host the Northwoods League All-Star Game one day at this iconic ballpark.”
The Huskies have played at Wade Stadium since 2003.
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