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  • Schaumburg Boomers hold announcer contest Apr 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers are now taking submissions via YouTube for those interested in entering the two-part contest to become the voice of Boomers Stadium during the teams inaugural season. The public address announcer will be the primary voice for the Schaumburg Boomers at all 48 home games.

  • ‘Business of Sports’ topic of April 12 Newsmakers’ Forum Apr 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    Learn How to Score with Your Sports Marketing Dollar at the Daily Herald Business Ledger Newsmakers Forum on the Business of Sports April 12. The forum will be held from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Meadows Club, 2950 W. Golf Road, Rolling Meadows. Tickets are $55 and include a buffet lunch.A panel of experts will discuss strategies in sports marketing, from product, price, place and promotion to how sports can make a difference for your business, as well as other key issues and trends.

  • “Coop” the Schaumburg Boomers' mascot, will celebrate his birthday with other area mascots on Saturday, July 14.

    Eating champ, “Star Wars” night headline Schaumburg Boomers promotional schedule Apr 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers not only will be returning professional baseball to the Northwest suburbs next month, but they're bringing a lot of other fun as well. The team Monday released a schedule of the giveaways, special appearances and theme nights that will be running throughout its inaugural season at Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg.

  • Schaumburg Boomers host open house, egg hunt April 7 Mar 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    On April 7, the day the teams single-game tickets go on sale, the Schaumburg Boomers will host an open house at Boomers Stadium with an Easter Egg hunt, prizes, free food, tours, baseball and a special announcement. A former major leaguer with strong Chicago ties will be introduced as a member of the Boomers coaching staff at the event, which is open to the public from noon to 3 p.m.

  • Boomers single-game tickets go on sale April 7 Mar 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg Boomers single-game tickets including those for the inaugural Opening Night on Friday, May 25 will be available for the first time exclusively at the Boomers box office starting at noon on Saturday, April 7. On Opening Night, the Boomers will turn on their new Daktronics HD videoboard giving fans a chance to be caught on the fan cam for the first time.

  • Schaumburg Boomers job fair March 10 Mar 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers will hold a job fair for the filling of between 100 and 200 full- and part-time jobs from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10 at Boomers Stadium, 1999 Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. About half will be full-time while the others will be game day-only.

  • Boomers name Levy Retaurants food partnerMar 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers have announced that Levy Restaurants will be the official restaurant partner at Boomers Stadium, where the team begins its inaugural season May 25.

  • Schaumburg Boomers offer coaches clinic Feb 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers will hold their first free coaches clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at Boomers Stadium, 1999 Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. The clinic will feature professional instruction intended for coaches of youth baseball and softball teams to learn tips, tricks and techniques to help improve coaching skills.

  • Coop greets young fans including Douglas McGuire, 10, of Elk Grove Village and Luke Hildebrandt, 7, of Schaumburg.

    Schaumburg Boomers unveil team mascot Feb 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    Three months before the start of its inaugural season, the Schaumburg Boomers baseball team introduced its mascot at a gathering of area youngsters Thursday. Coop the Boomer led the crowd in the new “Booming Dance,” adapted from the dance of the male greater prairie chicken, from which the team gets its name.

  • Schaumburg Boomers seeking host families Feb 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    The new Schaumburg Boomers baseball team is searching for willing and able residents of the Northwest suburbs to become part of the club’s Host Family program, housing a Boomers player for the summer and getting free season tickets along with other perks.

  •  A rendering of the 450-square-foot videoboard the Schaumburg Boomers plan to install behind the left field wall of their stadium later this year. The new team is scheduled to begin playing at the Schaumburg ballpark in May.

    Schaumburg Boomers to add video scoreboard Jan 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg’s independent league baseball stadium originally was designed to evoke a feeling of the big leagues, and its new team’s investment in a 450-square-foot video scoreboard is expected to enhance that feeling even more.

  •  Harper College is eliminating its football program, college President Kenneth L. Ender announced Monday. School officials cited budget issues, the lack of local players and decisions by two conference rivals to drop their football teams.

    Harper College ends its football program Jan 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    Harper College President Kenneth L. Ender announced Monday the elimination of the school's football program, citing budget issues, the lack of local players and the recent discontinuation of two conference rivals' programs. “I actually feel bad for the people that were planning on coming back,” linebacker Mark Williams said. “I definitely would have gone somewhere closer to home if it hadn’t been for the football program.”

  • Schaumburg Boomers to host holiday party Dec 19, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers front office staff will be joined by Santa Claus for a Milk & Cookies Holiday Event from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 at the Schaumburg baseball stadium at 1999 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg.

  •  Schaumburg Flyers owner Richard Ehrenreich, left, and potential buyer Adriano Pedrelli walk the Schaumburg baseball stadium field in June 2010. Ehrenreich’s group is now suing Pedrelli’s for breach-of-contract and fraud.

    Schaumburg Flyers owners sue would-be buyers Nov 18, 2011 12:00 AM
    Owners of the former Schaumburg Flyers, evicted from Schaumburg’s baseball stadium in February, have filed a breach-of-contract and fraud lawsuit against the investors who pursued purchase of the team in 2010.

  • Schaumburg Boomers to hold yard sale Nov 15, 2011 12:00 AM
    As the Schaumburg Boomers prepare for their inaugural season in May, the professional baseball team will be holding a one-time Stadium Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 12. Part of a house-cleaning effort, the Boomers are selling an assortment of chairs, desks, cabinets and miscellaneous office funiture.

  • Andy Viano, president and general manager of the Schaumburg Boomers baseball team, and other personnel take the field looking over the new turf grass at the stadium.

    Schaumburg Boomers showing their commitmentNov 14, 2011 12:00 AM
    Owners and staff of the new Schaumburg Boomers baseball team are hoping their long-term commitment to Schaumburg and Frontier League will win back the trust of area fans and help repair the team's damaged image. “Trying to overcome what's happened here in the past is a fundamental part of what we're trying to do,” said Andy Viano, president and general manager.

  • Schaumburg Boomers games on WRMN 1410 AM Nov 7, 2011 12:00 AM
    Beginning in May 2012, WRMN 1410 AM Elgin will be the official radio home of Schaumburg Boomers baseball, with award-winning broadcaster Tim Calderwood calling the complete 96-game regular season and postseason schedule.

  • JOE LEWNARD/ Manager Jamie Bennett is introduced Tuesday as the Schaumburg Boomers' manager during a launch party for the team name and logo.

    New baseball team named Schaumburg Boomers Oct 18, 2011 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg's new professional baseball team will be called the Schaumburg Boomers, or prairie chickens. “The nickname boomer comes from a remarkable dance that the animal does,” said general manager Andy Viano. “It will look like its ears – but it's actually the feathers on its back – stand up, (and) the air sacks on the side of the neck ‘boom' out.”

  • Illinois is home to many native bat species, and the tie-in for a baseball team should be obvious. But the costume might be tricky.

    Sleuths try to crack mystery of new Schaumburg team name Oct 17, 2011 12:00 AM
    No one likes to leave an unsolved mystery alone. And so when it comes to the name of Schaumburg's new professional baseball team, we're hoping to crack the case. Sure, the identity of Patrick Salvi's ballclub will be revealed at a launch party Tuesday evening at the former Alexian Field — the stadium also in need of a new name — but we just couldn't wait.

  • Chicago Express skates to opening victory Oct 15, 2011 12:00 AM
    Toledo, OHIO — The Chicago Express captured a 5-1 ECHL win over Toledo in the first game in franchise history as Blair Riley and Drew Paris each scored a pair of goals and Evan Stephens added a goal. Express goalie Rob Nolan notched the victory. The Express plays its inaugural home game on Saturday against the Kalamazoo Wings at 7:30 p.m. at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

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