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Published On: December 6th, 2019

Another year is coming to a close and the ever-favorite Volume One ‘Best of the Chippewa Valley’ Reader Poll is out again. This year the Express has been nominated for 14 awards! That has to be a record… worthy of an award itself. Nonetheless, follow the link below to vote for the Eau Claire Express and help us bring home some hardware.

To vote in the Volume One ‘Best of the Chippewa Valley’ Reader Poll, click HERE.

The Express has been nominated in the following categories:

Best Sports / Recreation Event (Non Run / Walk)

Best Beer Selection

Best Happy Hour Spot

Best Place to Take Your Kids

Best Place to Impress Out-of-town Guests

Best Tour / Tourist Attraction

Best Customer Service

Best All Ages Hangout

Best Spectator Sports Team

Most Underrated Thing in or About the Valley

Best Community Advocate

Best Employer

Best Family Entertainment Business

Best Social Media Presence / Business or Organization


The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. 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.