Flyers Respond to Decision by Schaumburg Officials

PRESS RELEASE – Our entire organization is disappointed in the Village Board’s decision yesterday, especially after 13 years of running our small business and risking over $30 million privately in a difficult economy. We’re mostly disappointed for the people and local businesses of Schaumburg, as last week the Flyers reached an agreement with a qualified, successful local business owner who agreed to immediately purchase the team this week, pay the Village and local creditors, and have a 2011 season that was highly anticipated by many fans. It’s a great disservice to the community that the Village Board blocked our sale, that over 200 locals will not have the jobs they rely on annually at the stadium, and the community will not have its home team and the affordable summertime entertainment that it provides.

We wish the Schaumburg community all the best. We will surely miss all our great fans and business partners that have been loyal for so many years. Please check this site periodically for an update on where you can see the Flyers play in 2011, as well as policies for 2011 purchases.

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Filed under League & Franchise, Lease & Contracts, Legal

2 responses to “Flyers Respond to Decision by Schaumburg Officials

  1. Hawk87

    And to the government officials continuing to make idiotic decisions in the village…why would you choose an operator who is already operating another team? Is this guy the indy messiah with sooooooo much money he’s going to revive two dead franchises?

  2. Hawk87

    This is the pinnacle of self-serving. How about paying vendors from last season? How about explaining undertaking the operation of the Lake County when you didn’t have enough scratch for Schaumburg? Why don’t you explain how you let the playing condition at Alexian Field become notorious as the worst in professional baseball?

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