New Schaumburg Minor League Baseball Team Still Has No Name

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (CBS) — A new baseball team is coming to Schaumburg to replace the Flyers, but the team still needs a name.

As CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl reports, the minor league baseball season in Schaumburg was canceled this year, when the Flyers were evicted from Alexian Field.

The team, which had occupied the stadium since 1998, owed more than $900,000 in back rent.

On Tuesday, Schaumburg village officials signed an operating agreement with the owners of a still-unnamed baseball team that will begin playing at the stadium, at 1999 S. Springsguth Rd., next spring.

The agreement became official just before the deadline Friday in a contest to name the team, the Daily Herald reported.

The newspaper listed several suggestions that have been raised for a team name – the Schaumburg Airmen, Athletics, Aviators, Dingers, Elite, Flight, Flys, 41s, Rookies and Sky Hawks.

The 41s are a reference to the fact that Schaumburg Township was once known as Township 41, while other suggested names refer to the proximity between Alexian Field and Schaumburg Regional Airport, the Daily Herald reported.

And CBS 2’s Jim Williams also suggested the Schaumburg Malls, given the presence of Woodfield Mall and numerous other shopping centers in the far northwest suburb.

  • Jack

    Malls – you are kidding right – ugh

    Like the Airmen – makes sense and makes finding a mascoty-picture-thingy easy

  • Fletchguy

    Hate to see the flyers go but those new names are horrible only one even close to being a name to market and get out there would be Schaumburg Shy Hawks as it gives instant Mascot and logo possibilities with them being nicknamed The Hawks.

  • Don L

    Schaumburg, as schlocky as it is, it is a big Chicago suburb. Why do they need a minor league team? Sucking away dollars from the the mlb teams. Besides, if you want minor league baseball, thats what the Cubs are for! Hey, do people from Schaumburg still have blow dried hair and still wear polyester? The thought of Schaumburg makes me say yuck!

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  • matthew hoessler

    schaumburg cowboys

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