It’s not quite the shocking change as when the Detroit Tigers moved from the venerable Tiger Stadium to the new Comerica Park, but change is coming to baseball in Battle Creek this summer nonetheless. the Battle Creek Battle Jacks Announced Monday a naming rights agreement with Marshall Community Credit Union to rename the baseball field MCCU Field. New names are a theme here as Battle Jacks were once known as Bombers.
The team says some of the money from the deal will be spent on improving the ballpark. The stadium was completely refurbished in 2016 when seating capacity was cut nearly in half, and one of the plans is to upgrade the seating in the main stand stands even further for the upcoming 2022 season. The Battle Jacks say the first four rows of the grandstand bleachers will now have their own food and drink rail.
“This food and drink rail will be created using recycled bleacher seats that will be removed to make room for food and drink rail additions. The team will also revamp the kids’ area in the baseball stadium, with 3 new inflatables for will be available at each home game.A new addition to MCCU Field will be the Wiffle Ball Diamond installed in the green space along the right field line which will be open to children from all ages”. – Release of Battle Jacks.
CO Brown Stadium was built when minor league baseball came to Battle Creek over thirty years ago. These teams were known as the Michigan Battle Cats, Battle Creek Yankees, and Southwest Michigan Devil Rays while these teams were part of MiLB. The Northwoods League incarnation of Battle Creek baseball was the Bombers before the new name this season.
The Battle Jacks open their 2022 season Memorial Day weekend.