The Ballpark Commons home of the Milwaukee Milkmen baseball team has gotten a new name.
The rock sports complex
Next year, Ballpark Commons will bring the Topgolf experiential concept to Franklin in the form of Luxe Golf Bays, a massive, $15 million golf entertainment facility that promises food, drink and fun for both scratch golfers and never-touched-a-driver hackers.
On the occasion of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball's formal welcome, Mike Zimmerman, CEO of ROC Ventures and its new development, Ballpark Commons, invited the team's future fans to give it a name in time for their 2019 launch.
Another season of Rock League Baseball kicks off Saturday, March 11, with open tryouts in four divisions of adult wooden bat baseball leagues. And there are plenty of reasons to play: competition, exercise, camaraderie or just a love of baseball.
The Umbrella Bar is the first venue of its kind in the Midwest, an outdoor, quasi-sports bar that features an open-air, tent-like structure with a 360-degree view of The Rock and plenty of activities and attractions for normal kids and "cool" (as in 21-plus) kids.
Locals can experience the thrill of BMX racing on Tuesday, June 21, when Milwaukee BMX @ The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin hosts a free BMX event to celebrate Olympic Day. It's one of 2,000-plus events nationwide celebrating the birth of the modern Olympics.
MKE Sports & Entertainment and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have announced a partnership to build a multi-purpose, 4,000-seat outdoor baseball stadium in Oak Creek by 2016. The facility would not only host the UWM baseball team, but will also house a new, independent league baseball team, along with outdoor entertainment and community events.
As a part of recent restructuring efforts headed by Sue Black - which included parting ways with long-time head coach Keith Tozer and joining a new league - the Milwaukee Wave announced today that the ownership group headed by Michael Zimmerman, CEO of The Rock Sports Complex and Zimmerman Ventures has become a partner in the team's ownership.