Alumni Outlook Magazine

No Longer Just a Football Town


No Longer Just a Football Town

Jeffrey Royle ’94 brought baseball back to Green Bay. Royle, owner of the Northwest League’s Green Bay Bullfrogs, bridged a half-century gap when his team opened their inaugural season in June.

Royle spent more than a year behind the scenes to make the summer collegiate team a reality. The process included meetings with the mayor, city council members and officials from the parks and recreation department. He renovated the historic Joannes Stadium and developed a marketing plan. It appears that his hard work and investment have paid off. More than 35,000 fans came through the gates—the largest attendance numbers for a Northwest League team in its first year. And the Bullfrogs had a successful season, posting a 15-game winning streak and a division title in the first half of the season.“It’s been an incredible ride,” Royle said.

 “I am proud to have brought a vibrant, legitimate league to Green Bay.”

Jeff Royle ’94 brought baseball back to Green Bay. Are you ready to reserve your 2008 season tickets? Take a fan poll? Or subscribe to the team newsletter? This Web site will take you to home plate: