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Simmons Field, Kenosha Kingfish

2014 Ballpark Renovation Under $2M: Simmons Field

If there is a model for a historic and fun renovation for a ballpark, it’s the 2014 makeover of Simmons Field, which was transformed into the home of the Kenosha Kingfish (summer collegiate; Northwoods League). Preserving the historic grandstand and playing field while adding some whimsical touches led to a renaissance of baseball in the […]

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Big Top Baseball

2014 Organization of the Year: Big Top Baseball

Running two baseball teams is enough of a challenge for the best of organizations. So when Big Top Baseball, already successful with ownership of the Madison Mallards and the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, decided to launch a new Kenosha team and take over operations in Green Bay, many bad things could have happened – but they […]

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Big day for Big Top Baseball

Here’s an interesting stat for you: The Madison Mallards, Kenosha Kingfish, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Green Bay Bullfrogs (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) all hosted home games last Saturday night and drew 12,596 fans between the four teams. This is the first year Big Top Baseball has fielded four separate teams: the Mallards came first, followed […]

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Green Bay Bullfrogs bought by Mallards owners

The Madison Mallards empire is now a team larger, as the group has purchased the Green Bay Bullfrogs from the summer-collegiate Northwoods League, per an announcement today by league president Dick Radatz, Jr. The new ownership group consists of seasoned Northwoods League operators, including lead owner Steve Schmitt, Vern Stenman, Conor Caloia and Liz Kern. […]

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Madison Mallards unveil new ticket office

Another improvement at Warner Park: The Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) unveiled a new ticket office at the Duck Pond. The 1,600-square foot building was added on to the existing office at the Duck Pond. “For years we’ve taken great pride in how productive we’ve been in a very tight office space,” said Mallards […]

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Mallards announce Warner Park improvements for 2013, will host league showcase

The Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) unveiled two Warner Park improvements for the coming season, including the installation of a new videoboard in left field. The new videoboard replaces the old, smaller one. The new board will be four times larger than the old board and greatly improve the fan experience at the Duck […]

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Simmons Field reno renderings unveiled

The owners of the new summer-collegiate Northwoods League team in Kenosha unveiled renderings of the renovations to Simmons Field, the longtime home to pro ball in the Wisconsin city, set for the 2014 season. The “First Pitch” event tonight featured a live brass band, entertainment from the nationally known Zooperstars and the unveiling of $1 […]

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