The Joliet Slammers (Frontier League) current ownership recently announced its intent to sell the team. Recent news out of Joliet is that negotiations with a new ownership group are underway, and possible modifications to the terms of the city-owned Silver Cross Field are being discussed. The city manager mentioned that there are additional ownership group interests in the team should the negotiations with the current party not come to fruition.
In previous weeks, this website has offered suggestions for any independent baseball team (not just the Slammers) regarding new ways to increase ticket sales as well as enhance new revenues which are not dependent on attendance or sponsorships. Hopefully the new ownership group will implement them in order to bolster profits and overcome the challenges faced by the previous two ownership groups in Joliet (the Jackhammers and the current Slammers ownership).
Here is the article about the current negotiations:
When more information becomes available then it will be announced on this site.
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