Without Bullfrogs, Green Bay will move forward on proposed Shipyard District

The area of the proposed Shipyard District on Green Bay's west side. (WLUK)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The City of Green Bay is not giving up on its proposed Shipyard District, despite the Green Bay Bullfrogs move to Ashwaubenon.

Kevin Vonck, Economic Development Director for Green Bay, tells FOX 11 that the city hopes to still open a facility at the city-owned riverfront property next to the Mason Street Bridge.

“Although the Bullfrogs means a loss of thirty (30) baseball games, the City and other stakeholders remain fully committed to a project that will bring energy and people to South Broadway,” wrote Vonck in a message to FOX 11. “We will discuss options with the RDA next Tuesday with the intent of bringing an agreement back for approvals in the coming weeks in order to open a facility in 2019.”

The Green Bay Bullfrogs announced on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with the Village of Ashwaubenon to move into a new $10 million stadium in 2019. The Bullfrogs had been working with the city on the riverfront project for the previous two years.

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