Northwoods League Celebrating 25th Season in 2015

Logo release kicks off the Northwoods League’s 25th Season Celebration; commemorative content, graphics and charitable initiatives to be implemented throughout the year.

Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League is turning 25 this summer. To commemorate this quarter century milestone, the League has unveiled a “25 Seasons” logo that will be featured on-field and across its digital platforms throughout the 2018 campaign.

Visitors to and its network of team websites will see the celebratory theme prominently displayed across site headers and background graphics. League social media accounts, the Northwoods League mobile app, and its extensive webcasting and video platform will also showcase 25th Season-themed graphics and content this summer.

On the field, 25th Season patches will be featured on all team home, road and alternate uniforms, along with umpire uniforms. Team batting practice tops will be adorned with a 25th Season design, and a commemorative baseball that includes the 25th Season logo will be used.

Through social media and website content to be released starting in March and continuing through Opening Day, fans will be able to revisit 25 Memorable Moments from the Northwoods League’s first 25 years.

“The celebration of 25 seasons is an exciting milestone we share with our affiliates, fans, alumni and community partners that have been an integral part of our history,” said Gary Hoover, President of the Northwoods League. “We look forward to the opportunity to recognize and honor important benchmarks from our first 25 years, while continuing to provide unparalleled experiences for our players and fans, this season and well into the future.”

The 2018 season, which opens on May 29th, is sure to be filled with memory-making moments of its own. Look for details coming soon about the 2018 Northwoods League All-Star Game and an initiative out of the Northwoods League Foundation that will be part of the 25th Season Celebration.



The Express begin season number 14 in the Northwoods League on May 29 as they travel to Rochester, Minn. for the season opener against the Rochester Honkers. They continue to La Crosse to take on the Loggers for one game before opening their home schedule at Carson Park on Friday, June 1 versus the La Crosse Loggers. First pitch of the home opener is set at 7:05 p.m. and the game will be followed with a fireworks show.

Season tickets and 5-Game Packs are on sale now. 5-Game Packs include a reserved seat, Express jersey, Express hat, Express mug, and unlimited food and beverage for $70. Click here to purchase your 5-Game Pack online and we will contact you about your seats. You can also call us at (715)839-7788.  Jersey sizes will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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, more than 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  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.