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Whitecaps announce 5-year LMCU Ballpark modernization project
COMSTOCK PARK — West Michigan Whitecaps executives have announced a five-year, multi-phase plan to upgrade their home facilities at LMCU Ballpark.
Sports teams heighten focus on player housing
Ever since the West Michigan Whitecaps settled in Grand Rapids in 1994, its players have relied on local host families to provide housing during the baseball season.
Griffins, Gold gear up for new seasons after 18-month pandemic setback
Tim Gortsema refers to last year’s American Hockey League season as “the stubby season.”
Whitecaps, LMCU Ballpark welcome full capacity crowds beginning June 8
COMSTOCK PARK — The West Michigan Whitecaps will lift all capacity restrictions at its home facility LMCU Ballpark beginning on June 1 in accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s accelerated plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions, the organization announced today.
Whitecaps to start selling limited number of home game tickets
COMSTOCK PARK — The West Michigan Whitecaps announced plans for public ticket sales as the organization prepares for the return of minor league baseball for the first time in more than 620 days.
Whitecaps announce new partnership with Lake Michigan Credit Union; home field renamed LMCU Ballpark
COMSTOCK PARK — West Michigan’s largest outdoor entertainment venue is changing names following a new partnership announced today.
West Michigan Whitecaps promoted to High Single-A affiliate for the Detroit Tigers
COMSTOCK PARK — The West Michigan Whitecaps have moved one spot closer to the Detroit Tigers within a shifting hierarchy of Minor League Baseball.
Whitecaps pursue public, private support to make up for lost season
COMSTOCK PARK — While cautiously optimistic about the 2021 season, West Michigan Whitecaps CEO Joe Chamberlin and his front office must still contend with the giant deficit left when Minor League Baseball shut down the entire 2020 season because of COVID-19.
West Michigan Whitecaps to miss 2020 season as Minor League Baseball cancels because of COVID-19
COMSTOCK PARK — The West Michigan Whitecaps will not compete in a 2020 season after Minor League Baseball announced Tuesday it is scrapping this year’s competition due to the scheduling and other disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM(S): Northwoods League organizations add teams for summer-long round robin home stand
The Kalamazoo Growlers are bringing baseball back to Southwest Michigan, and the organization is making up for lost time in a big way.
West Michigan's first taste of baseball slated for July 1 with host of local teams
On Monday, Northwoods League baseball teams stationed in Michigan announced their plans to finally kick off the 2020 season, kickstarting the sport for the first time this year at any level in West Michigan.
West Michigan sports teams, events sidelined as they await next steps
GRAND RAPIDS — Tim Gortsema’s office at Van Andel Arena might not seem like the locale for optimal social distancing.
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West Michigan Whitecaps owners acquire Traverse City Beach Bums
An independent baseball team from Traverse City has sold to the ownership group of the West Michigan Whitecaps, the Detroit Tigers’ Class-A affiliate.
As Betsy DeVos takes cabinet post, family to continue community engagement
GRAND RAPIDS — Betsy DeVos’ new role as U.S. Secretary of Education under President Donald Trump will require her to step away from some of her vast business interests to comply with federal ethics laws.
In doubling concert capacity, Fifth Third Ballpark plans to seek out A-list acts
COMSTOCK PARK — The owners of the West Michigan Whitecaps want to market Fifth Third Ballpark as a venue for big-name acts like Eminem or Bruce Springsteen, perhaps for shows as soon as this fall.