Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Green Bay Bullfrogs to break ground on Fan Deck, Joannes Stadium renovations underway.

Green Bay, WI -The Green Bay Bullfrogs, a 2007 expansion team of the premier collegiate Northwoods League, are very pleased to announce the addition of a new Fan Deck to be built at historic Joannes Stadium. A partnership has been finalized with Triangle Distributing of Green Bay and the newest amenity to Joannes Stadium will be known as the “Leinies Northwoods Deck.” The 4084 square foot, multi-tiered deck will be constructed down the right field line. Construction will start in the next couple of weeks and will be completed in time for the Bullfrogs Inaugural Opening Night on Monday, June 4 at 7:05p.m.

The Leinies Northwoods Deck is expected to hold about 400 people and will bring capacity at the former minor league ballpark to just over 2000. The fan deck is a staple in the Northwoods League and offers the fans a unique opportunity to see the game from a different view and allows the team to cater to larger group outings. “This is the first of many improvement we have planned for Joannes Stadium, our goal is to make this historic ballpark a place for all of Green Bay and the surrounding communities to gather and enjoy America’s pastime”, states Bullfrogs Owner and President Jeff Royle.

The Leinies Northwoods Deck will cost $25 and children under 12 are $15. Admission to the deck includes a game ticket with food and beverage being all-you-can-eat. Additional major renovations projects are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

“A number of smaller projects got underway this past fall when we received a 5 year lease to Joannes Stadium” said Royle. “The entire field was re-edged and both the pitchers mound and batters boxes have been completely re-built. Due to the location of the new deck, both bullpens will be re-built and located closer to fan seating. This will allow fans to be closer to the on-field action. In addition to construction of the deck, new 30 foot, major league type foul poles will be installed as well as a new state-of-art sound system. Improvements to the entire facility including restrooms, concessions and seating are already underway. This is only the beginning.”

The Bullfrogs begin play on May 31, 2007 against the Waterloo Bucks in Waterloo , IA before returning home for Opening Night in Green Bay on Monday, June 4. For more information please go to or call the Bullfrogs ticket office at 920-497-7225

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