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Who are the Lakeshore Chinooks?

Announcing the Lakeshore Chinooks, the hottest new ticket in town! The Lakeshore Chinooks is a new baseball team that joins a summer league for college players. The Chinooks will play 35 home games and 35 away games this summer from late May to mid-August. The Chinooks new home is Kapco Park, currently under construction on the Concordia Campus in Mequon.

The Chinooks join the Northwoods League, a summer baseball league comprised of teams of the top college players from across the nation and North America. All players in the league must have NCAA eligibility remaining in order to participate. Players are not paid (this preserves their NCAA eligibility). Northwoods League players use wooden bats, different from the composite aluminum bats they play with during their regular college seasons. The wooden bat play allows these players to prepare for the Major Leagues.

The Chinooks will be coached by UW-Whitewater head coach John Vodenlich. Vodenlich’s teams have won six Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships, advanced to the NCAA Division III World Series four times, and won the 2005 National Championship.

Kapco Park promises great summer evenings with exciting giveaways and fantastic entertainment. Specialty food items and classic ballpark fare will be offered at affordable family prices. Season tickets and ticket packages will be available soon. Consider Kapco Park for your next family or business outing this summer.

“The Milwaukee area has long been known for its passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans. The new Lakeshore franchise in the Northwoods League will be a great addition to the area. Not only will true baseball fans enjoy the high caliber of play, but area families looking for another affordable entertainment option will find the location along the picturesque Lake Michigan shoreline to be a relaxing way to spend a summer night. The ownership group, comprised of area business leaders, along with Hall of Famer Robin Yount, has a track record of giving back to the community and running successful operations."

– ALLAN H. SELIG, Commissioner of Baseball