Press Release

The Expedition League, with 12 teams in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Manitoba, Canada, today announced the arrival of its affiliate in Grand Forks, North Dakota, which will begin play in the 2022 season. The team will play at Kraft Field in Grand Forks.

The Expedition League is an elite summer collegiate wood bat baseball league that promotes affordable, wholesome family entertainment, enhances the quality of life in its member communities, provides the tools and experience to optimize collegiate players’ development and potential to play professional baseball, while providing the infra-structure and support necessary for the success of the league affiliated team owners.

Expedition League teams play a 64-game season with the 2021 season beginning on May 25, 2021 and ending on August 7, 2021 with one week of playoffs after the regular season to crown the League champion. The 2021 All-Star Extravaganza will be July 19-20 at Mike Lansing Field in Casper, WY, home of the Casper Horseheads. The League will continue its strategic expansion and will be adding more teams for the 2022 season.

“We are elated to add an Expedition League team in Grand Forks”, said Steve Wagner, Expedition League President. “Grand Forks is the third largest city in North Dakota with an MSA population of over 100,000. It boasts a strong, entrepreneurial business climate and offers an outstanding quality of life for its residents. Grand Forks is an ideal community for an Expedition League team and we’re excited to bring the Expedition League’s incredible brand of baseball and FUN to the wonderful people who call Grand Forks and the surrounding communities home. Kraft Field is an outstanding ballpark and a great venue for Expedition League baseball. We anticipate some incredible ballpark enhancements that will make the fan experience at Kraft Field even better.”

“Grand Forks is thrilled to soon be the host location for the premier Expedition League”, commented Grand Forks Park District Executive Director Bill Palmiscno. “With the potential of hosting 32 regular season baseball games and three exhibition baseball games at Kraft Field Memorial Stadium, our community and the surrounding area baseball fans will now have the opportunity to experience high-quality, pre-major league baseball players right here in Grand Forks.” Palmiscno continued by stating, “the Expedition League’s top caliber baseball skills, combined with the affordable, entertaining experience they provide, will not only add to our local summertime experience, but it will also add a significant economic impact to our community.”