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Ehrenreich Sues Former Flyers’ Suitor

Richard Ehrenreich, owner of the defunct indy pro Schaumburg Flyers (Northern League) and near-death Lake County Fielders (North American League), is suing potential buyer Adriano Pedrelli and other investors for breach-of-contract and fraud.  Ehrenreich claims that Pedrelli’s pursuit of the Flyers led him to bypass other interested suitors, which led to the eventual demise of the club.  Read more here.

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Schaumburg Team Name Announcement Set for Oct. 18

The ownership of the new indy pro Frontier League franchise in Schaumburg (IL) will announce the team’s name, unveil the logo, and launch a new website at an invitation-only event on Tuesday, October 18.  Read more here.

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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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Future of the Flyers

Now that the Northern League’s/North American League’s Schaumburg (IL) Flyers have been booted from Alexian Field for non-payment of back rent, focus now turns to the future of the franchise.  According to league and team officials, the club could play as a road team or relocate to a different market.  Owner Rich Ehrenreich hopes to know more next week.  Read more here.

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Flyers Respond to Decision by Schaumburg Officials

PRESS RELEASE – Our entire organization is disappointed in the Village Board’s decision yesterday, especially after 13 years of running our small business and risking over $30 million privately in a difficult economy. We’re mostly disappointed for the people and local businesses of Schaumburg, as last week the Flyers reached an agreement with a qualified, successful local business owner who agreed to Continue reading

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Slammers’ Owner, American Association on Deck in Schaumburg

Schaumburg (IL) officials are backing a proposal by Alan Oremus, the new owner of the Frontier League’s Joliet (IL) Slammers, to lease Alexian Field, after Northern League’s/North American League’s Schaumburg Flyers were given the boot for non-payment of back rent.  If an operating agreement is finalized as expected, the new team would begin play as a member of the indy pro American Association Continue reading

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Today is Moving Day for the Flyers…Maybe Not

Sunday, March 6, is the court-ordered day the Northern League’s/North American League’s Schaumburg Flyers are supposed to be out of Alexian Field, but apparently the government landlords of the city-owned park are being a little more patient, as they have not ruled out a sale of the team by owner Rich Ehrenreich.  The reality is, despite the more rickety position of the new North Continue reading

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Flyers Evicted From Alexian

The Northern League’s/North American League’s Schaumburg Flyers were booted from Alexian Field after an eviction hearing this morning.  While the Flyers actually have until March 6 to move out or sell the team, the ruling opens the door for the city to begin (we think finalize) negotiations with another suitor.  Read more hereRead update here.

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Future of Kalamazoo Kings Still Unknown

With the 2011 season fast-approaching, the press in Kalamazoo (MI) is getting restless, with no word on the future of the Frontier League’s Kalamazoo (MI) Kings.  Vice President of Operations Eric Volann and GM Ryan LaPorte have repotedly confirmed that they are no longer with the team.  Read more here.  That said, we wouldn’t be surprised to see relocation news soon after February 24, which is the date the Continue reading

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Flyers Having Trouble with the Tax Man?

We don’t know if this was a simple mix-up or a result of the financial troubles facing the Northern League’s/North American League’s Schaumburg Flyers, but the Illinois Department of Revenue has reportedly revoked the Flyers’ business license to operate for nonpayment of employees’ income tax withholding.  Read more here.  Thanks to Eddie Utley for the link.

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Schaumburg Flyers Get One More Month

At a hearing on Thursday, Schaumburg Flyers owner Rich Ehrenreich was given a legal deadline of February 24 to sell the team and pony up over $900k in unpaid rent, or be evicted from Alexian Field.  Ehrenreich appears confident that the Flyers will be sold by this date.  This delay will make it very tough for new team to be launched from another league in time for the 2011 season, should Continue reading

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Clock Ticking on the Flyers, Ehrenreich Confident of Sale

A January 20 court date is scheduled to begin the eviction of the Northern League’s/North American League’s Schaumburg Flyers from Alexian Field, if owner Rich Ehrenreich does not pony up more than $1 million to the village of Schaumburg (IL) for unpaid rent and fees.  Ehrenreich appears confident that a sale of the team will take place and the amount owed paid before this date.  If not, don’t be suprised Continue reading

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Still Waiting on Kalamazoo

The future of the Frontier League’s Kalamazoo (MI) Kings is still up in the air.  When asked about playing next season by MLive.com’s David Drew on Thursday, owner Bill Wright stated “I don’t know,” and that a decision about the team must be made by January 8.  Read more here.  Interestingly, this is a mere five days before the Northern League’s/North American Continue reading

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The Goldeyes and the Indy League Landscape

Winnipeg Free Press writer Paul Wiecek takes a look at the Winnipeg Goldeyes, its new league, the American Association, the collapsing of the Northern League, and the obvious challenges facing the viability of the proposed new North American League.  Read more here.

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Sale of Flyers Expected Shortly

Schaumburg Flyers owner Rich Ehrenreich expects to announced the sale of the team as early as next week.  If a sale takes place this month, it could avert an eviction from Alexian Field by the village of Schaumburg and local park district.  The Flyers owe more than $900k in back rent.  A forcible detainer hearing is scheduled for Jan. 13.  Read more here.  Thanks to Eddie Utley for the link.

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Schaumburg Flyers Sued by City

The Village of Schaumburg (IL) has filed suit against the Northern League’s Schaumburg Flyers to recover more than $900,000 in unpaid rent owed for using Alexian Field.  According to the lease, the Flyers were required to pay the village $2ook per year or 10 percent of gross revenues.  Flyers owner Rich Ehrenreich has been trying to sell the club to settle the debt and focus on his Lake County Fielders team in Zion.  Read more here.

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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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Pedrelli Leads Group Buying Flyers

PRESS RELEASE – Glenview, IL resident Adriano Pedrelli leads an ownership group that is purchasing the Schaumburg Flyers from long-time owner Rich Ehrenreich of Deerfield, IL. Ehrenreich founded the Flyers in 1998, and currently co-owns the Lake County Fielders baseball club in Zion, IL with actor Kevin Costner. Continue reading

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March Madness: The Schaumburg Flyers 2010 Bracket Challenge

The Northern League’s Schaumburg Flyers are offering up great prizes for those fans who enter the team’s March Madness Bracket Challenge.  We assume we do not have to explain March Madness to anyone here.  You have until tomorrow to enter. Continue reading

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Chicago-area Indy Teams Provide Fans with Affordable Options

ipbf_logoIn challenging economic times, the independent professional teams around Chicago are holding their own.  The Northern League’s Gary SouthShore RailCats and Schaumburg Flyers both saw modest per game average attendance increases over last year.  The ‘Cats were up 70 per game to 3,539, while the Flyers were up 96 per game to 4,394.  The league’s Joliet Jackhammers dropped 597 per game, but their 3,250 average is still respectable.  The biggest surprise has to be the Frontier League’s Windy City Thunderbolts, which jumped up 465 fans per game last year to an average of 2,252 in 2009.  Read more here.

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