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Joliet Council to Vote on New Stadium Naming Rights Deal

The Joliet City Council Stadium Committee voted 3-0 Monday to advance a new stadium naming rights agreement to the full council for a vote Tuesday.  The stadium will be renamed DuPage Medical Group Field.  The agreement will reportedly produce more revenue than a previous agreement with Silver Cross Hospital.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Naming Rights Controversy in Joliet

The amount of money the city of Joliet (IL) gets from the naming rights agreement with DuPage Medical Group for the city-owned baseball stadium, home of the Joliet Slammers (Independent Professional, Frontier League), has not been disclosed, even to City Council members.   City officials and council members also are concerned that the new DuPage Medical Group Field name does not take into account the Joliet Route 66 Stadium name given to the stadium by ordinance in 2017.  Read more here.

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Lease, Lower Rent Approved for Slammers’ New Ownership Group

The Joliet City Council on Monday approved a five-year lease with the new owners of the indy pro Joliet Slammers (Frontier League) for the use of Silver Cross Field.  Joliet Community Baseball and Entertainment, led by Minneapolis attorney Josh Schaub, will start out by paying $50,000 in base rent per year, down from the $150,000 paid by the previous ownership, with an increase to $75,000 in 2015.  Read more here.

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Pondering Affiliation in Joliet

This is all wishful thinking, but some would like to see affiliated ball in Joliet (IL).  First, we completely disagree with the premise that Silver Cross Field needs an affiliated club in order the fill the seats.  Second, with the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox in town, there are obvious territorial obstacles.  Third, if the idea is to target those two clubs, forget about it.  The Cubs are reportedly moving their Continue reading

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Slammers, Joliet Work to Formalize Lease

The indy pro Joliet Slammers (Frontier League) have apparently been operating at Silver Cross Field under a memorandum of agreement signed in 2010, but a formal lease between the team and the city is currently being negotiated.  Clarifying the scope and responsibilities for ballpark maintenance and repairs is one of the outstanding issues.  The team is currently seeking reimbursement from the city for Continue reading

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Slammers Schedule ‘Snow Bowl’ Saturday

PRESS RELEASE – The Joliet Slammers and Milano Baking Company will be holding the first annual “Slammers Snow Bowl I” on Saturday, February 5th, 2011. The inaugural event will benefit the George Werden Buck Boys & Girls Club of Joliet. Continue reading

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New Joliet Baseball Team Seeks Community Input for New Name

PRESS RELEASE – A new minor league baseball team will be playing at Joliet’s Silver Cross Field in 2011.  The yet to be named team has launched a contest to seek community input for the team nickname. Continue reading

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