JOLIET, Ill. (CelebrityAccess) There appears to be some confusion about the details of a recent naming rights agreement for a minor league baseball stadium in Joliet, Ill., now dubbed DuPage Medical Group Field.
The 6,016-capacity baseball stadium, home to the Joliet Slammers, was named Silver Cross Field because of a 15-year naming rights deal with Silver Cross Hospital. IN 2017, the City of Joliet announced a plan to call it Joliet Route 66 Stadium. Opened in 2001, the stadium was once home to concerts like Dickey Betts and Georgia Satellites.
It is not clear who arranged the recent agreement, according to the Herald-News, although a Slammers’ exec told the paper that it was signed by Mayor Bob O’Dekirk.
City Council me3mbers said they did not know any details about the agreement, including how much money the city would get from DuPage Medical Group.
“I don’t know anything other than that we get an email from Marty [interim City Manager Marty Shanahan] saying nothing’s been signed and we’re going to be meeting with them,” said council member Pat Mudron, chairman of the council’s Stadium Committee.
John Wilson, vice president of sales and marketing for the Slammers, called DuPage Medical Group “a great partner that’s not only going to be beneficial to the Slammers but also to the city of Joliet and community.”