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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 ...

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

season.

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

traffic standpoint.

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

season.

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

forward.”

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 nsemaca@jolietslammers.com or

Heather Mills at hmills@jolietslammers.com.