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New for 2018: Impact Field

Chicago DogsWe have a name for the Chicago Dogs (independent; American Association) ballpark currently under construction in Rosemont, IL: Impact Field.

The name comes after a 12-year naming rights agreement with Impact Networking, a Lake Forest-based firm specializing in document workflow processes and technology in the workplace.

“This ballpark will offer fans a world-class baseball experience and our partnership with Impact Networking now gives it a world-class name,” said Chicago Dogs co-owner Shawn Hunter. “Impact has a long history of major sports sponsorships in the Chicago area and Midwest region. We are honored that they have chosen to share in our vision with a long-term commitment to premiere family entertainment.”

“Impact Field” branding will be featured throughout the ballpark, including permanent signage atop the I-294-facing double-sided digital scoreboard, visible to more than 70 million cars annually. Impact Networking will also use the ballpark as an asset to showcase its business capabilities through a specially-branded technology suite, which will be used by Impact year- round.

“Impact’s sports partnerships give us the chance to interact with our clients and the community in a meaningful way,” said Impact Networking CEO Frank Cucco. “We are excited for all that Impact Field will bring to the Village of Rosemont and its surrounding areas, as well as the many new fans that will frequent this facility. The ballpark will allow Impact to enrich our charitable efforts and by giving back to the community through specially sponsored events, including a school outing with students of Impact’s longtime beneficiary Pickard Elementary School in Pilsen.”

The $60-million ballpark is slated to open for the 2018 season.

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