Schaumburg to Get New Unnamed Baseball Team

Residents invited to submit names to grand prize contest

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    The former Schaumburg Flyers playing a game at Alexian Field

    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 or by postal mail at: Name the Team, P.O. Box 68694, Schaumburg IL 60168.