The Northwoods League’s Battle Creek Bombers have been sold to former GM Brian Colopy, signed a new five-year lease for C.O. Brown Stadium and will undergo a rebranding for the 2022 season.
Colopy purchased the team from Northwoods League founders Dick and Kathy Radatz. “I am thrilled to start a new era of baseball in Battle Creek,” Colopy said via press release. “Battle Creek is a baseball-rich town and we are already working hard to make this team something our community can be proud of once again.”
The new five-year lease runs through 2026. The previous lease expired with the city of Battle Creek following the 2021 season. This is the first ownership change since the team’s inception in 2007 when the league kept baseball alive in Battle Creek following the departure of the Midwest League’s Southwest Michigan Devil Rays. “The City of Battle Creek and the Recreation Department are excited to work with the new ownership group and continue our relationship with the Northwoods League,” said Battle Creek Parks and Recreation Director Duska Brumm via press release. “Having a lease in place for at least another five years allows us to work together to provide the community with a great venue to enjoy family-friendly entertainment. We are looking forward to the upcoming season and what the new team will bring to the City.”
The Name-the-Team contest will run for one week, beginning today and ending at 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 23. Fans being able to vote for a final list of names after the initial submission period. The fan that ultimately picks the team name will win season tickets for life. Submit your ideas here. Yeah, we’ll see if Cereal City Krunch makes the cut.