Rockford RiverHawks Announce (Re)Name-the-Team Contest

Rockford RiverHawks New LogoPRESS RELEASE – Rockford’s Professional Baseball Club is looking for community input to help select a new name for its team. Not only will Northern Illinois’ professional baseball club be playing at the stadium, located in Loves Park, for many years to come, they will also have a new name as well! Here’s your chance to name a professional baseball team and to throw out the first pitch on the Frontier League’s Opening Night!

Since the stadium now has new ownership, Rock River Valley Baseball feels a name change would help the franchise usher in a new era in the greater Rockford region.
Rockford RiverHawks Name the Team Contest“I cannot stress enough that the professional baseball team will be here for many years to come, and we will continue to be involved and visible in the greater Rockford community,” stated Rock River Valley Baseball President Bryan Wickline. “We want to thank all of our fans and the business community for their support the last two years and we look forward to continuing to bring affordable, family entertainment and excitement to everyone.”
All suggestions must be submitted online at All entries must include suggested team name as well as your name, address, phone number and email address.

Randomly selected fans will have a chance to win over 50 prizes including:

* Fifty (50) winners will receive a pair of tickets to the 2013 home opener!
* Four (4) winners will receive a group outing on a night of their choice (25 guests maximum) with an all-you-can-eat buffet included!
* One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive two (2) lifetime infield box season tickets, an authentic, personalized game jersey, authentic game hat and will throw out the first pitch for the 2013 Home Opener on Friday, May 17!

“We are eager to see the community suggestions for the team name,” Wickline said.  “It’s a clean slate and every name suggestion will be considered.  Be creative!”
All entries must be submitted by 12:00 midnight, Wednesday, January 23, 2013. The winning entry and new team name will be announced on Sunday, January 27, 2013.
Log on to or call the baseball offices at (815) 885-2255 for more information.
Short list of rules:
* All entries must be submitted via the team’s website,, or by mail to 4503 Interstate Blvd., Loves Park, IL 61111.
* All entries must include suggested team name as well as your name, address, telephone number and email address.
* If the winning name is submitted by more than one person, the earliest submission will be selected as the grand prize winner.
* All other winners will be randomly selected in a separate drawing held at the professional baseball offices.
* A list of winners will be posted at 12:00 Noon on Sunday, January 27, 2013, on our website ( and will be available for viewing at our offices Monday, January 28, 2013.
Rockford Professional Baseball is a member of the Frontier League of Professional Baseball, the longest operating independent professional baseball league in the country. Advertising and season ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit, “Like” us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @RockRiverHawks.


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One response to “Rockford RiverHawks Announce (Re)Name-the-Team Contest

  1. They gone!

    Zzzzzzzzzzzz… People stopped coming last season. The place is a graveyard now. A new name won’t bring us back,

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