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Published On: February 16th, 2017

Eau Claire, Wis. – The Eau Claire Express and the Grandstay Residential Suites Hotel in Eau Claire have announced a partnership for the 2017 season.  The GrandStay®will accommodate visiting teams from all over the Midwest and Canada during the summer months. 

The GrandStay® is among the top-rated hotels in Eau Claire by and also won their Certificate of Excellence in 2016. 

Hotel General Manager, Erik Metzler adds “when you stay at GrandStay® Hotels, you get more than just a hotel room. You get a spacious hotel suite where you're surrounded by our warm and friendly staff. The Eau Claire GrandStay® is proud to be a partner of Eau Claire Express Baseball and we are dedicated to making your stay memorable.  Relax in our one and two bedroom suites or the indoor pool and whirlpool and indulge with our Grand Start Breakfast® each morning.  GrandStay® is conveniently located near the intersection of Golf Road and Hwy 53.  We are surrounded by many fine restaurants, shopping and just a short drive to historic Carson Park.”

A special Friends and Family room rate is available for $79.90.  The Express encourage player’s families, friends, and fans to take advantage of this discounted rate and enjoy all of the amenities the hotel has to offer.  Fans can take advantage of this deal by calling the hotel at (715)834-1700 and mentioning the Express friends and family special.   

The Express begin season number 13 in the Northwoods League on May 30 as they travel to Bismarck, N.D. for the inaugural series for the Bismarck Larks. They continue to Willmar to take on the Stingers for a two-game set before opening their home schedule at Carson Park on Saturday, June 3 versus the Mankato MoonDogs. First pitch of the home opener will be at 7:05 p.m. and the game will be followed by a fireworks show. Purchase your 5-Game Packs, including a reserved seat and unlimited food and beverage, online by clicking here or by contacting the Express office at 715-839-7788 or 102 E. Grand Ave. in downtown Eau Claire. Single-game tickets go on sale May 1.


The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS),two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Express as your favorite team.