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Kingfish To Host 2016 Northwoods League All-Star Game

 

Two Day Event Highlighted By Home Run Derby At The Harbor

Kenosha, Wis. – For the first time in their history, the Kenosha Kingfish will host the 2016 Northwoods League All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 19th. The Northwoods League All-Star Game will be held at historic Simmons Field with gates opening at 5:30pm and the first pitch scheduled for 7:05pm.

The Kingfish are proposing a one of a kind, unique baseball event the day before the Northwoods League All-Star Game. Pending approvals from the City of Kenosha, the Kingfish will host the Northwoods League Home Run Derby at the Harbor, featuring the top NWL sluggers launching baseballs into Lake Michigan. The event will take place near the intersection of 52nd Street and 6th Avenue in Downtown Kenosha. From the pier extending out into the harbor, NWL All-Stars will be partaking in a baseball first as they participate in a home run derby on water. A buoy line replicating the field dimensions of historic Simmons Field will be placed over the water to define a home run boundary. Fans are invited to enjoy food, beverage, live music, fireworks and kids games on land bordering the harbor for a ticketed event. Gates for the Home Run Derby at the Harbor will open at 5:30pm with the derby beginning at 7:30pm.

The annual Northwoods League All-Star Game has become a marquee event of the successful league entering its 23rd year of existence. The event annually attracts sellout crowds to the host ballpark and an average of over 60 MLB scouts. 

“The greater Kenosha community has truly embraced our team and deserves a special event like this,” said Kingfish General Manager Jake McGhee, “We always want Kingfish fans to expect the unexpected and the Home Run Derby at the Harbor is just that. We are thrilled to bring this type of entertainment to Downtown Kenosha.”

Mayor Keith Bosman, members of the Kingfish front office, and the team Mascot will be available to the media for questions and photos at 10:00am today, Thursday, January 7th at the Kenosha Harbor, across from Navy Memorial Park and next to Common Grounds (5159 6th Avenue). “We are extremely excited to be hosting this great event in Kenosha,” City of Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman said, “I attended the Northwoods League All-Star Game in Madison in 2012 and it is wonderful to have all of the stars of tomorrow playing at historic Simmons Field.”

Season ticket, Founders Club and 7-Game Package holders will receive first rights to purchase tickets for the 2016 Northwoods League All-Star Game and Home Run Derby at the Harbor prior to single game tickets going on sale to the general public. Northwoods League All-Star Game and Home Run Derby at the Harbor tickets are on sale now. Package holders may contact their account representative to purchase tickets or for more information.

All groups of ten or more that would like to purchase tickets to the Northwoods League All-Star Game can call the Kingfish ticket office powered by Platinum Systems at 262-653-0900 to book their outing beginning February 1st. If tickets remain available, the date to purchase single game tickets and tickets to the Home Run Derby at the Harbor will be announced at a later date.

VIP tickets to the Home Run Derby at the Harbor include two hours of all-you-can-eat smokehouse BBQ and ballpark food, soda, water and three drinks per person. The limited quantity VIP tickets are available for $50 per person and feature the best viewing area at the Harbor. General admission tickets to the event are available for $10. Ticket pricing for the 2016 Northwoods League All-Star Game will be as follows:

7-Game Packs $19, Founders Club $29, Dugout Club 4-Top Tables $200, Dugout Box $15, Stadium Box $13, Festival Foods Backyard $9, Fish Bowl General Admission $30, and Fish Bowl Reserved $35. Any other corporate hospitality area will see a $2 price increase per ticket. For more information on All-Star Game ticketing please contact the Kenosha Kingfish box office powered by Platinum Systems at 262-653-0900.   

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The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 140 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.