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Schaumburg sets eviction date for Flyers; sale expected next week

Schaumburg FlyersThe village of Schaumburg moved another step closer to evicting the Schaumburg Flyers (independent; Northern League) from Alexian Field, but ownership says an impending sale of the team’s assets should clear up all back rent owed the city.

The sale of the Flyers’ assets and other properties isn’t big news: it’s been in the works for months, and at least one attempt fell through. The timing is bad, though: Schaumburg is eager to see some sort of plan in place for the 2011 season as well as having over $900,000 in back rent knocked off the books.

Hence the legal moved by the city to evict the team; the village filed paperwork to begin eviction proceedings by Jan. 13 should the back rent not be paid.

But a sale should formally be announced next week, according to team officials. Besides the city actions, there’s another reason to close the deal: the independent North American League is finalizing its plans for the 2011, and keeping a Schaumburg team in the fold is a priority.

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