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Crushers to Celebrate 10th Anniversary in 2018, Unveil Logo

PRESS RELEASE – The Lake Erie Crushers, presented by Mercy, will be celebrating their 10th season during the upcoming 2018 campaign! To kick off the season-long celebration, the team has unveiled a new 10th season commemorative logo that will be used throughout the season. Continue reading

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Lake Erie Crushers ‘Embrace the Grape’ with New Logo, Colors

PRESS RELEASE – The Lake Erie Crushers, presented by Mercy, unveiled a new logo, new uniforms and several new menu items today that will all debut during the 2017 Frontier League season. The new team colors will be purple and white to accompany the team’s new logo that features a bat wielding, fierce-looking grape, as tribute to the Crushers name. Continue reading

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Crushers Announce New Ballpark Naming Rights Partner

Lake Erie CrushersPRESS RELEASE – The Lake Erie Crushers will have a new naming rights partner for their home ballpark. Sprenger Health Care Systems, headquartered in Lorain, OH, is the new naming rights partner for the stadium formerly known as All Pro Freight Stadium. Continue reading

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Crushers Seeking New Ballpark Naming Rights Partner

Lake Erie CrushersPRESS RELEASE – The Lake Erie Crushers have announced that they are accepting bids for a new stadium naming rights partner. The Crushers will immediately initiate scheduling appointments with those parties interested in putting their name on the ballpark, located along Interstate-90 in Avon, Ohio. Continue reading

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Avon Transfers Ballpark Lease to New Team Operator

Lake Erie CrushersThe Avon (OH) City Council has approved transferring the All Pro Freight Stadium lease to Blue Dog Baseball LLC led by Tom Kramig, which signed a deal with Avon Pro Baseball LLC to take over the day-to-day operations of the Lake Erie Crushers (Independent Professional, Frontier League), with the option to purchase the team outright within a year.  Read more here.

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Blue Dog Baseball Will Operate, Potentially Own Crushers

Lake Erie CrushersBlue Dog Baseball LLC led by Tom Kramig has signed a deal with Avon Pro Baseball LLC to take over the day-to-day operations of the Lake Erie Crushers (Indy Pro, Frontier League), with the option to purchase the team outright within a year.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: All Pro Freight Stadium (Avon, OH)

Digital Ballparks LogoLake Erie CrushersEric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com visit All Pro Freight Stadium, the home of the indy pro Lake Erie Crushers (Frontier League).  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Crushers Name New GM

Lake Erie CrushersPRESS RELEASE – Owner and managing partner Steven Edelson is pleased to announce Rick Muntean as the new General Manager for the Lake Erie Crushers. Continue reading

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Ballpark Light Tower Collapses in Avon

A 120-foot light pole came crashing down on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning at All Pro Freight Stadium, home of the indy pro Lake Erie Crushers (Frontier League).  The City of Avon (OH) is working to determine the cause.  The ballpark and light poles are relatively new, so this strange toppling is certainly a tad troubling.  Read more and view photos here.

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Stolen Mascot Head Returned

The headless mascot crisis in Avon (OH) is over.  The head of Stomper, the bear mascot for the indy pro Lake Erie Crushers (Frontier League), has been been returned.  Stompers’ noggin was stolen from All Pro Freight Stadium back in August.  Read more here.  One local television station is taking credit for bringing resolution to the matter.  Read more here.

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A $200K Grant for All Pro Freight Stadium

All Pro Freight Stadium, home of the indy pro Lake Erie Crushers, has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission.  The $13.6 million stadium is only two years old, so the money will be placed in the facility’s capital improvement fund.  The $250,000 annual lease payment the Crushers pay goes toward stadium debt relief.  Read more here

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All Pro Freight Stadium Gets Tax Relief

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law legislation that extends the property tax exemption for affiliated, municipally-owned stadiums to non-affiliated ballparks.  This new benefit will apply to All Pro Freight Stadium, home of the indy pro Frontier League’s Lake Erie Crushers.  Read more here.

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Barch Named New Voice of the Crushers

PRESS RELEASE – Lake Erie Crushers fans will hear a new voice this season when they tune in to the live internet radio broadcast. Andy “Bull” Barch will be the voice of the Crushers this season at home and on the road.  “Bull” is currently the Assistant Sports Information Director at Notre Dame College and serves as the radio play by play announcer for Notre Dame Falcon Football on ESPN1540 KNR2 Continue reading

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Crushers Announce Program Cover Design Contest

PRESS RELEASE – Do you have a graphic design degree that you want to put to good use?  Do you have a child with exceptional coloring skills?  The Crushers are accepting designs for the first edition of the 2011 Inside Pitch program!  If your design is chosen it will be featured on the cover of the first edition of the 2011 Inside Pitch program that is distributed to thousands of fans!  For a chance to display Continue reading

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Crushers Unveil 2011 Frontier League All-Star Game Logo

PRESS RELEASE – The Crushers are planning an All-Star Summer at All Pro Freight Stadium this season to coincide with the 2011 Frontier League All-Star Game to be played on Wednesday, July 13 in Avon. Continue reading

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Hot Rods Farm Indy Ranks to Hire New GM

The Single-A Bowling Green (KY) Hot Rods have hired Ryan Gates as the club’s new GM.  Ryan spent the past two years as GM fo the Frontier League’s Lake Erie (Avon, OH) Crushers.  Read more here.

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Crushers Hire Events Marketing Consultant

The Lake Erie (Avon, OH) Crushers have hired Stephen Grossman from the Sports, Entertainment and Event Marketing Division at KeyComm PR & Marketing to bring concert and community events to All Pro Freight Stadium.  Grossman has over 25-years of experience in live entertainment and sports marketing, with an emphasis in event and venue management.  Read more here.

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Crushers to Offer LeBron James Contract to Stay in Cleveland

PRESS RELEASE – The Lake Erie Crushers are pleased to announce that they will offer LeBron James a max contract under Frontier League rules on Keep LBJ in the C-L-E Night Wednesday, June 30 at All Pro Freight Stadium. The contract is worth $1600 per month. The team will also supply LeBron with a host family to eliminate the stress of a potential commute from the Akron area to Avon. Continue reading

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Alan Jackson to Play at All Pro Freight Stadium

PRESS RELEASE – The Lake Erie Crushers are pleased to announce that Lake Erie Harley Davidson presents country music superstar Alan Jackson live to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Lorain County at All Pro Freight Stadium on Thursday, July 15 at 6 p.m., with gates opening at 5 p.m. Continue reading

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Legislators Look to Level Tax-Exempt Playing Field for Indy Clubs

Currently, affiliated ball clubs using public recreation facilities are exempt from property taxes in Ohio.  This is not the case for clubs like the Frontier League’s Lake Erie Crushers that are not affiliated with Major League Baseball.  Several concerned legislators, including Rep. Dennis Murray from Sandusky, OH, have introduced legislation in the state legislature to change this.  Sandusky is vying for a Frontier League franchise.  Read more here.

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State Challenges Tax-Exempt Status of New Avon Ballpark

Lake Erie CrushersThings are not all quiet on the All Pro Freight Stadium Front in the off season.  The state is probing the tax exempt status of the home for the Frontier League’s Lake Erie Crushers.  Read more here.

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