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Published On: July 1st, 2017

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Growlers have made it to the final round of the Best of the Ballparks vote at The Growlers are up against another Northwoods League team, the Madison Mallards.

Fans can vote for their favorite team by going to Voting for this round ends July 5, 1pm Eastern.

Overall, over 302,000 fans have voted in the MiLB, spring training, independent and summer-collegiate divisions of the Best of the Ballparks 2017 vote, with almost 25,000 fans weighing in our their favorite summer-collegiate ballpark.

The Growlers recently topped the 2-time reigning winner, the Kokomo Jackrabbits of the Prospect League.


The Kalamazoo Growlers 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, more than 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 Growlers as your favorite team.