Schaumburg to Get New Unnamed Baseball Team

Residents invited to submit names to grand prize contest

By Rosie Powers
|  Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011  |  Updated 10:12 AM CDT
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Schaumburg to Get New Unnamed Baseball Team

The former Schaumburg Flyers playing a game at Alexian Field

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After the Flyers were ousted in February, Schaumburg was without a baseball team - until now.

Schaumburg officials on Tuesday signed an agreement with team owners permitting a new, unnamed team to play at Alexian Field next spring, according to the Daily Herald.

The 10-year contract comes just days before the Friday deadline for residents to submit ideas for a new team name. People who submit names will become part of a prize drawing, although their name is not guaranteed to be selected by the team's management.

Winners in the naming selection will receive a 20-person luxury suite on opening night at the ballpark as well as a jersey, participation in the first pitch and two season tickets.

Team owners Alan Oremus' company, E.J.I. LLC, will pay Schaumburg either $231,000 per year or 10 percent of total revenue, whichever is greater. The team also will pay Alexian Field owners $10,000 a year for usage of its parking lot.

The Schaumburg Flyers stopped play because of an estimated $551,828.92 in owed rent to the village after playing at the field since 1999.

The naming contest will close at noon on Friday. Submissions are being accepted by email at nameschaumburgsteam@gmail.com or by postal mail at: Name the Team, P.O. Box 68694, Schaumburg IL 60168.

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