PRESS RELEASE – Rockford’s new baseball club has an answer to the oft-asked question of the team nickname – it’s the Rivets. Continue reading
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PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League, the country’s largest summer collegiate baseball league currently operating in the US and Canada, announced today that Gary Hoover has been promoted to President after serving as Vice President and General Counsel. Continue reading
The 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.
For 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.
Starting 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.