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Final renovation work underway at Wausau’s Athletic Park

This season will be a big one for the summer-collegiate Northwoods League: Besides new teams in Kenosha and Kalamazoo, the Wisconsin Woodchucks will be playing at a renovated Athletic Park. A Civilian Conservation Corps-funded and constructed facility that was once a longtime home to Midwest League and Wisconsin State League baseball (John Henry Moss, of […]

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Wausau’s Athletic Park set for renovations

Athletic Park, home of the Wisconsin Woodchucks (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) and a classic Civilian Conservation Corps facility, is set for renovation the next five years. The $2.7 million plan, to be funded by team owner Mark Macdonald, calls for a renovated grandstand with suites and updated concessions. The area around the ballpark will be […]

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Wisconsin Woodchucks sold

The Wisconsin Woodchucks (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) have been sold by Clark Eckhoff to Wisconsin native Mark Macdonald. “Mark Macdonald will be a great asset to the Woodchucks, and our community,” Eckhoff said in a press release. “He is very civic minded which is important for further success of the Woodchucks. Mark is a Wisconsin […]

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Athletic Park / Wisconsin Woodchucks

Athletic Park is sometimes called the Wrigley Field of the Northwoods League, and the claim has a lot of merit. Like Wrigley, Athletic Park is old: the original grandstand dates back to 1936, and the stone wall surrounding the ballpark came a few years after that. Athletic Park is nestled in a residential area north […]

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