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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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Foresters’ Stefani Heading Up New Mirroring Summer Collegiate Lacrosse League

PRESS RELEASE – The Prospect Lacrosse League, which is the first professionally organized summer collegiate lacrosse league in North America, officially announced its presence today. The league, which will play its first games in the Summer of 2013, will consist of four-teams in its Inaugural Season all based in the Chicago and surrounding markets. Continue reading

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Foresters to Host ‘Tea Party Night’ with Congressmen

PRESS RELEASE – The Rockford Foresters Baseball Team announced today it will be hosting “Tea Party Night” at the game on Saturday, July 9 at 6pm at Historic Marinelli Field in Rockford.  Special guests for the night include Congressman Joe Walsh and Congressman Bobby Schilling, both of Illinois. Continue reading


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Foresters Announce ‘Senatorists Night’

PRESS RELEASE – The Rockford Foresters Baseball Team, a summer collegiate wood bat team in Rockford, announced this morning “Senatorist Night” where once missing Wisconsin State Senators are invited back to Rockford to once again be tourists on Saturday, July 16 at 6pm at historic Marinelli Field. Continue reading

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Foresters Offer Free Tickets to the Unemployed

PRESS RELEASE – The Rockford Foresters announced today that a popular promotion from the 2010 season would be extended to the 2011 season and expanded.  On game days, fans that are unemployed can get two free tickets to a game simply by showing their Illinois Department of Employment Security paperwork and a valid ID. Continue reading

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New Suitors Lining Up in Joliet

The Northern League’s Joliet (IL) Jackhammers remain in financial trouble, and there is no a shortage of parties (at least four) who would like to place a new team in beautiful Silver Cross Field, if the Jackhammers are booted.  One of those suitors is Joe Stefani, the owner of the summer collegiate Rockford (IL) Foresters from the little known Great Plains League that began play in 2010. Continue reading

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Foresters Debut in Front of 635

The Rockford (IL) Foresters  from the upstart summer collegiate Great Plains League opened their inaugural season at home on Friday night in front of 635 fans.  The team plays at Marinelli Field, the former home of the indy pro Rockford RiverHawks, which now play at Road Ranger Stadium in nearby Loves Park (IL).  Read more here.

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Foresters Announce Lady Axes Dance Team

PRESS RELEASE – The Rockford Foresters Baseball Club officially announced today that the team will be executing a dance team for the 2010 season that will be called the lady aXes, which is presented by Mt. Dew.  The lady aXes will be director by Kim Brancamp and Major League Dance. Continue reading

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Inaugural Great Plains League to ‘Showcase’ Eight Teams?

Information about the new summer collegiate Great Plains Baseball League has been sketchy at best, but the league’s Rockford Foresters are reporting that seven other teams will begin play in the league this season, including the Southland Vikings, Illinois Jayhawks, Steel City Aces, Cal Sag Channel Chats, Chicago Zephyrs, Indiana Breakers, and Homestead Ranchers. Continue reading

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New Rockford Baseball Team to be Called the ‘Rockford Foresters’

PRESS RELEASE – Rockford’s newest baseball team officially announced today that it’s team will be named the Rockford Foresters. The name, which was submitted as part of a name the team competition that was conducted in November 2009, features a lumberjack mascot and sports the main colors green, white, gray and black. Continue reading

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