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Thursday, 12 January 2023 11:51

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.

Sunday, 30 January 2022 18:42

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.

Sunday, 24 October 2021 17:15

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.”

Published in Talent

Thursday, 20 May 2021 16:55

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.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 12:21

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.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 02 February 2021 09:59

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.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 09 December 2020 15:02

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.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 06 December 2020 17:15

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.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 07:34

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.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 21 June 2020 15:51

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.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 15 June 2020 21:59

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.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:45

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. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 14 October 2018 11:11

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 15, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 15, 2018.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 30 September 2018 19:51

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 1, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 1, 2018.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 28 September 2018 08:37

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.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 05 March 2017 16:15

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.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 04 July 2016 14:39

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. 

Published in Breaking News