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Published On: July 9th, 2020

Kalamazoo, MI –  The Kalamazoo Growlers/Mac Daddies and Battle Creek Bombers, in conjunction with the team’s attorneys, Willis Law, are pleased to announce that baseball will continue in Kalamazoo after a temporary interruption.  

“On behalf of the baseball fans in our city, we are glad that the SW Michigan Pod of the Northwoods League is again able to provide a safe venue for community enjoyment during these difficult times,” said Willis Law Managing Partner, Shaun P. Willis.

“We are committed to providing a safe venue for players, fans and staff as well as supporting the livelihood of our 80-100 staff members with our teams. I can’t thank our local officials and Willis Law enough for getting this back on track,” said Growlers Vice President Brian Colopy.

Extensive communication with the Kalamazoo County Health Department, Sheriff’s Department, and the Attorney General’s office has resulted in the Kalamazoo Growlers obtaining clearance to proceed with its season as planned, subject to the restrictions within the applicable Executive Orders. 

Tonight’s game between the Kalamazoo Growlers and the Kalamazoo Mac Daddies will begin at 7:35pm.  All games from July 9-12th will begin at 7:35pm as well.  Fans that missed last night’s game will be notified as to their new game later in the season.


The Kalamazoo Growlers 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 All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, 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-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). 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 Growlers  as your favorite team.