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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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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 Continue reading

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Branding Rebirth in Rockford

Okay, so we admittedly missed this huge rebranding announcement by the indy pro Rockford RiverHawks (Frontier League) back on March 19 (see press release below), but we’re okay with bringing it up three months later just to make sure you are all aware of it too.  This is/was welcome news, as the old logo was a complete rip-off of the Rookie-level Idaho Falls Chuckars (Pioneer League) logo designed by Dan Simon. Continue reading

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Ballpark Foreclosure Has No Effect on RiverHawks, New Logo in the Works for Team

PRESS RELEASE – Rock River Valley Baseball, who owns and operates the Rockford RiverHawks Professional Baseball Club, released a statement on the recent news of the stadium foreclosure. Continue reading

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RiverHawks, Park District Could Team Up for Tournaments

The indy pro Rockford RiverHawks (Frontier League) are in talks with the Rockford Park District about making their stadium available for tournaments being held at the Sportscore Two Complex.  The RiverHawks would like to see new artificial turf installed to handle the increased traffic.  The partnership could give a multi-million sports tourism jolt to the Forest City and create several hundred jobs.  Read more here.

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Rockford College Renews Deal to Play at RiverHawks’ Park

PRESS RELEASE – Rockford College will once again call the RiverHawks’ stadium home in 2012. The Regents and the Rockford RiverHawks announced Tuesday they have agreed to once again play the college’s home games at the professional baseball stadium. Rockford College will play 25 games over 16 dates at the stadium, including Continue reading

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RiverHawks Adjust Ticket Prices for 2012

PRESS RELEASE – Affordable family entertainment in the Stateline region is getting even more affordable in 2012. The Rockford RiverHawks announced Friday they are restructuring their season and individual game ticket prices next season. Continue reading

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RiverHawks Finalize Promo Calendar

PRESS RELEASE – Opening Day is right around the corner, and the Rockford RiverHawks announced Wednesday their promotional schedule for the 2011 season. Continue reading

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North American League: Spin to Win in 2011?

Wow, we can’t believe the spin job we just witnessed in reading the new North American League’s press release announcing the circuit’s finalized 2011 schedule.  (We know a few political spin masters in Washington, D.C. who would be proud!)  Born out of desperation, not inspiration, the NAL is doing all it can to plug franchise holes and bury negative stories that could harm the league’s Continue reading

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Kalamazoo Kings Go Dark

No surprise here, but with the announcement that the Rockford (IL) RiverHawks have rejoined the indy pro Frontier League, the struggling Kalamazoo (MI) Kings franchise will go dark for the 2011 season.  Read more here.

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New Owners, New League, New 2011 Schedule for R-Hawks

PRESS RELEASE – Rockford’s only professional baseball team announced on Monday that it is now also the Stateline’s newest team and will play in the RiverHawks’ original league. Dr. Chris Hanners, a longtime minor-league owner, heads the group that has acquired the lease to Road Ranger Stadium and will operate a Frontier League franchise, also named the RiverHawks. Continue reading

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Signs Point to a Dark 2011 for the Kalamazoo Kings

Frances Jewell, director of parks and recreation for the city of Kalamazoo (MI), said that she received notice from Frontier League Commissioner Bill Lee on Thursday that the Kalamazoo Kings might not play this year.  The Kings could go dark, if they are replaced on the schedule by the Northern League’s/North American League’s Rockford (IL) RiverHawks, which reportedly will rejoin the circuit under new ownership.  Read more here.

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R-Hawks to Change Ownership, Rejoin Frontier League

The Northern League’s/North American League’s Rockford RiverHawks will indeed be rejoining the Frontier League under new ownership in time for the 2011 season.  The club has scheduled a press conference for Monday.  Read more hereView the team’s roster on the Frontier League website here.  The R-Hawks left the Frontier League for the Northern League after the 2009 season.

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Former R-Hawks Announcer Becomes New PA Voice for Cubs

PRESS RELEASE – Rockford RiverHawks fans who travel to Wrigley Field this season will hear a familiar voice. The Chicago Cubs announced Friday that they have picked former RiverHawks announcer Andrew Belleson as their new public-address announcer. Continue reading

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RiverHawks Offer ’25 Prizes in 25 Days’

PRESS RELEASE – RiverHawks fans can get an insider’s perspective on the game, get into one of the famous racing eyeballs, or even take the field with Rockford’s only professional baseball team. Continue reading

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RiverHawks Offer Fundraising Plan for to Rockford Schools

PRESS RELEASE – The financial problems facing the Rockford Public School District have dominated the news over the past two months. Every day, new plans are being proposed to cut programs and close schools in an effort to balance budgets. The Rockford RiverHawks want to offer their help. Continue reading

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Owners of ‘Hawks Face Outlot Foreclosures

The owners of the Northern League’s/North American League’s Rockford (Loves Park, IL) RiverHawks are reportedly facing forclosure on a number of outlot properties next to the parking lot at Road Rangers Stadium.  However, the stadium and the team are apparently not at risk.  Read more here.  Thanks to Eddie Utley for the link.

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Riverhawks Promote Sholes to GM

PRESS RELEASE – Rockford’s only professional baseball team announced on Monday that it has promoted Brad Sholes to the GM position. Sholes replaces Josh Olerud, the longest-tenured GM in the club’s history. Continue reading

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The Last Frontier for Remaining Northern League Teams

The four remaining teams from the decimated indy pro Northern League have each individually applied for membership in the 12-team Frontier League.  No word from Commissioner Bill Lee when a decision might be made to accept or deny the applications.  Read more here.

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Paranormal Cops to Appear at Road Ranger Stadium

PRESS RELEASE – The Rockford RiverHawks welcome A&E’s paranormal cops to Road Ranger Stadium Friday for Paranormal Night. Continue reading

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RiverHawks Add Three New Items to Menu

PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday, the Rockford RiverHawks announced that they will serve “The Closer” – an all-appetizer sandwich, “The Meataholic” – an all-meat shish kabob, and “The Codfather” – a cod-based hot dog – at the ballpark this summer. Continue reading

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Press Release: Riverhawks Respond to Coverage

Rockford Riverhawks LogoThe Rockford RiverHawks responded Thursday to media coverage of a proposed tax abatement for Road Ranger Stadium, the team’s home. Continue reading

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