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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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Kenosha approves Simmons Field lease for Northwoods League team

It’s official: the Kenosha Common Council approved a lease and ballpark-improvement plan for Simmons Field with the owners of the Madison Mallards and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, as a 2014 Northwoods League team is on the horizon. Simmons Field is the former home to Midwest League and Frontier League baseball in the Wisconsin community. Under the […]

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Mallards pitch Kenosha on Simmons Field renovations

Kenosha’s Simmons Field could receive a facelift to the tune of a million dollars, as the owners of the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) cast about for more Wisconsin markets. Simmons Field was formerly home to the Kenosha Twins (Low Class A; Midwest League), the Kenosha Kroakers (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) and the short-lived Kenosha […]

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Kapco Park approved for play

Despite concerns the final design didn’t match what was promised, Mequon officials gave final approval to Kapco Park, the new home of Concordia U (Wis.) and Lakeshore Chinooks baseball. The ballpark was originally pitched as a $3.5-million, 1,200-seat facility, with a million dollars coming from Kapco President Jim Kacmarcik. Since then Kacmarcik has put together a summer-collegiate […]

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Bullfrogs propose scaled-down ballpark proposal

Green Bay Bullfrogs (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) owner Jeff Royle presented a scaled-back $12-million ballpark proposal to the city’s Redevelopment Authority with less seating and no restaurant. The original proposal called for a 4,500-seat ballpark on the Fox River in downtown Green Bay, complete with year-round restaurant. Royle is still looking at the downtown site, […]

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Owner: New Bullfrogs ballpark needs public investment

Green Bay Bullfrogs (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) owner Jeff Royle says his proposed $20-million downtown ballpark needs public assistance, as the public sector is shying away from lending him money for the project. What Royle is proposing is pretty cool: a riverfront ballpark — accessible by car or boat — combined with a year-round restaurant […]

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Warner Park renovations approved

Warner Park, the home of the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League), will be improved before the 2011 season with new bleachers, a new grandstand and more under a plan approved by the city’s Board of Estimates yesterday. The city will spend $800,000 on new Warner Park bleachers, with the Mallards kicking in at least […]

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New Bullfrogs ballpark on hold

A lack of funding is forcing owner Jeff Royle to put a new Green Bay Bullfrogs (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) ballpark on ice. Royle has proposed a new downtown ballpark on the Fox River that could serve as a community resource, hosting other events. He’s asking the city for land but has been working on […]

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Bullfrogs pitching new Green Bay ballpark

The Northwoods League team has already outgrown Joannes Stadium and is looking at downtown sites for a new home.The Green Bay Bullfrogs (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) have already outgrown Joannes Stadium and is looking at downtown sites for a new home. Joannes Stadium is, quite honestly, a bare-boned facility with little in the way of […]

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