Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a minor league team?

What is the difference between the Northwoods League and other local amateur leagues?

Why is it called a "Wood Bat League?"

Will some of the Northwoods League/Lakeshore Chinooks players end up in the Major Leagues?

Who owns the team?

Where do the players come from?

Where do players live during the summer?

How do we become a Host Family?

Are there employment and internship opportunities available?

How long is the season?

How can fans attend these games?

Are there sponsorship opportunities?

Are concessions available at Kapco Park?

Where can I purchase Chinooks merchandise?


Is this a minor league team?

No. The players are not paid. They have amateur status and must have college elligibility to play in the league.

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What is the difference between the Northwoods League and other local amateur leagues?

Teams in the Northwoods League feature the very best college players from around the country. Many of the players in this league will eventually get drafted by Major League teams.

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Why is it called a "Wood Bat League?"

During the regular school year when the players are on their university teams, they use composite aluminum bats. Wood Bat Leagues allow players who have aspirations to play professional baseball the opportunity to experience playing with wood bats. It also allows scouts from Major League Baseball teams to see how hitters fare with wood bats.

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Will some of the Northwoods League/Lakeshore Chinooks players end up in the Major Leagues?

Yes, more than 100 players with Northwoods League ties get drafted every year in the Major League Baseball Draft. Out of those players, a number of them will work their way onto Major League Clubs.

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Who owns the team?

There are 14 investors in the team comprised of local business executives and people who have a desire to promote baseball. A full list can be found here.

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Where do the players come from?

Players on this team are from all over the country. They play predominantly Division I college baseball during the school year and then join Collegiate Summer League teams from June through August.

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Where do players live during the summer?

Players are housed with "Host Families." These are families who would like to have a player stay at their home during the course of the season.

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How do we become a Host Family?

Contact the team and someone will put you in touch with our Host Family Coordinator.
More information on our Host Family Program can be found here.

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Are there employment and internship opportunities available?

The Chinooks are always seeking new employees and interns. 
More information about employment and internship opportunities can be found here.

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How long is the season?

All teams play a 72-game regular season schedule (36 home/36 away) from late May thru mid-August. The league is divided into two divisions, North and South, with playoffs at the end of the season.

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How can fans attend these games?

Tickets are available to purchase by the public. There are season tickets, group tickets, and individual game tickets sold for all home games. Tickets can be purchased by calling 262-618-4659 or online.

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Are there sponsorship opportunities?

Yes, companies and other organizations interested in marketing with the team will have that opportunity. Various sponsorships can be customized to fit the needs of the clients. They can contact the team directly at 262-618-4659 if they are interested.

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Are concessions available at Kapco Park?

Yes, Kapco Park has a full concession stand with a large variety of food and beverage choices.

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Where can I purchase Chinooks merchandise?

Chinooks merchandise is available at the Tackle Box team store at Kapco Park on game days. On non-game days or in the offseason, merchandise will be available at the Lakeshore Chinooks' office located at 983 Badger Circle, Grafton, WI 53024.

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