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Published On: May 27th, 2022


KALAMAZOO, MI- West Michigan Northwoods League opponents, the Kalamazoo Growlers, and the Battle Creek Battle Jacks announced today that both Homer Stryker Field in Kalamazoo and MCCU Field in Battle Creek will proceed with cashless transactions for the 2022 season.

 “The choice to proceed with cashless transactions for the season was well thought out over the offseason but ultimately the convenience and speed at which we can process transactions was the biggest factor in our decision,” said Director of Ticket Sales Nick Stoglin. “Both teams have made updates and created new systems and procedures to ensure the transition to cashless transactions is seamless for our fans and the team.”

Cashless transactions have been shown to improve concession stand turnaround times and cleanliness thus enhancing the overall fan experience. Upon arrival at Homer Stryker Field and MCCU Field fans will still be able to use cash to pay for parking and to make ticket purchases at the box office. Once fans enter the ballpark in either market, however, a debit or credit card will be required for all purchases.

As both teams expand their ticket options to include all-you-can-eat food with each ticket, the need for fans to purchase items from a concessions stand at a ballgame has decreased considerably.

All concessions stand within the ballpark gates as well as each Team Shop will be cashless starting Opening Day and continue throughout the 2022 season with exceptions for Education Day and Camp Day games.


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’ 27th 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 250 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 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 Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). 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.