Joliet Slammers accepting Bids for 2017 stadium naming rights
8/5/2016, 6:06 p.m.
The Joliet Slammers, presented by ATI Physical Therapy, have
announced that they will begin to accept bids for a new stadium naming
rights partner for their home in downtown Joliet beginning with the 2017
The facility, currently named Silver Cross Field, is an icon of downtown
Joliet. Located directly across from two Metra commuter rail stations and
also the Joliet Amtrak Station, it is in a very attractive location from a
In addition to a full slate of Frontier League baseball every summer the
ballpark is the home for the Illinois High School Association Class 3A and
4A state baseball championships, the home field for the University of St.
Francis Fighting Saints baseball, the Slammers Youth Baseball Tournament,
the annual Hopstring Craft Beer and Music festival, and numerous other
events throughout the year. And, with the anticipated addition of
artificial turf in 2017 by the facility’s owner, the City of Joliet, the
Stadium’s use is certain to grow.
The Slammers are soliciting bids for a new Naming Rights partner as the
current agreement with Silver Cross Hospital expires at the end of this
The Slammers President, Nick Semaca said, “We are very grateful for all of
the support that Silver Cross Hospital has provided to the team since our
ownership group began operations in 2013. They have been a great partner
and we hope to continue our partnership with them in some capacity moving
The team has already begun discussions with several organizations that have
expressed interest in this opportunity.
General Manager Heather Mills added "With the planned addition of
artificial turf we are excited about the ability to expand the stadiums
usage to become a true multi-sport, multi-season venue, and the new
downtown Transportation Center directly across the street from the Stadium
will further increase access for our fans to the ballpark. It is an
excellent time for a business to build their brand through the acquisition
of a very unique marketing opportunity in what is the most beautiful
ballpark in the entire Midwest.”
Interested parties can contact Nick Semaca at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Heather Mills at email@example.com.