The Joliet Slammers (independent; Frontier League) are seeking a ballpark naming rights partner for the 2017 season. This announcement comes as the agreement for Silver Cross Field approaches its expiration.
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 stadium’s 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.