Tag Archives: Rockford Aviators

Judge Dismisses Kokomo Market Lawsuit by Owner of Wild Things

Frontier League logoWashington Wild Things LogoKokomo Jackrabbits LogoAn Indiana federal judge recently dismissed a derivative suit brought by an independent baseball team in the Frontier League over a missed opportunity for the league to expand in Kokomo (IN), saying the claims are based on the possibility of a business relationship not an actual one.  Read more here.


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Northwoods League Headed to Rockford?

Northwoods League Logo wo WordmarkThe bank owner of the Rockford Aviators’ (Indy Pro, Frontier League) ballpark in Loves Park (IL) has reached an agreement with Rockford Baseball Properties led by Chad Bauer to have the group take over the lease as of October 1st.  Bauer, who is listed as assistant GM of the summer collegiate Northwoods League’s Lakeshore Chinooks and unsuccessfully tried to bring a NWL franchise to Waukesha (WI), believes Rockford would make a good addition to the circuit.  Read more here.


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Frontier League Bylaws Force MKE Sports Out of Aviators Camp

Rockford Aviators Primary LogoFor those who didn’t hear this earlier, MKE Sports & Entertainment was forced to terminate its managed service contract with the Rockford Aviators (Indy Pro, Frontier League), after Frontier League Commissioner Bill Lee ruled that the contract violated the league bylaws because the owner of MKE, Michael Zimmerman, owns two teams in the summer collegiate Prospect League.  Read more here.


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No Suitors Show for Aviators Stadium Open House

Rockford Aviators Primary LogoNo potential buyers came out Thursday for the first open house to inspect Aviators Stadium, which is being sold by its bank owners via online auction starting next Wednesday with at an opening bid of $1.5 million. Another open house will be held Friday, March 28.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Aviators Ballpark Hitting the Auction Block

Rockford Aviators Primary LogoStarting March 25th Aviators Stadium will be on the auction block.  Northside Community Bank of Gurnee is putting the Stadium up for sale.  The bank foreclosed on the ballpark in February of 2012 when the former owners were unable to make payments.  Bidding will take place online and run through April 2.  The bidding is expected to start at $1.5 million.  Read more and watch news report here.


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Rockford Aviators Announce New Voice

Rockford Aviators Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Rockford Aviators, presented by Pearson, are proud to announce that Jared Revlett has been hired as the team’s broadcaster for the 2014 season. Continue reading

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Aviators Take Over Marinelli Field, Foresters Will Play On the Road

Rockford Aviators Primary LogoRockford Foresters LogoThe indy pro Rockford Aviators (formerly Rockford RiverHawks) (Frontier League) have signed a one-year lease agreement (with one-year options for the next four years) with the Rockford (IL) Park District to operate Marinelli Field.  As a result, the summer collegiate Rockford Foresters (Midwest Collegiate League), which Continue reading


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Rockford Aviators Unveil Primary and Secondary Logos

Rockford Aviators Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Rockford Aviators unveiled their logos, including a primary and four alternates, Wednesday. The team’s colors remain navy, orange and columbia blue. Continue reading

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Rockford Riverhawks Renamed Rockford Aviators

Rockford AviatorsPRESS RELEASE – Following a three-week “Name the Team” contest, Rock River Valley Baseball announced today that the new name of its Frontier League professional baseball club is now the Rockford Aviators. Continue reading


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