Romeoville signs off on center naming rights deal

Romeoville signs off on center naming rights deal

Brock A. Stein | 1/22/2015, 12:29 p.m.
Edward Hospital will pay $500,000 to have its name on the Romeoville Athletic and Events Center for the next five ...

The Romeoville Village Board is expected to approve a five-year deal Wednesday night to give Edward Hospital the name rights to the village’s athletic and events center. VILLAGE OF ROMEOVILLE
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Romeoville trustees approved a five-year deal with Edward Hospital Wednesday for the exclusive naming rights to the village’s Athletic and Events Center.

The contract, worth $500,000, will give the Naperville-based health care chain the naming rights for the facility through 2019. Under the terms of the deal, the village will receive annual payments of $100,000, with the first due Feb. 22.

Edward will also lease about 1,600 square feet of space inside the 55 Phelps Ave. facility for a rehab center and will have naming rights for one of basketball courts inside.

The village’s name will remain on signage inside the facility and in a less prominent spot on the front façade and other entrances of the building, Village Manager Steve Gulden said. Edward will pick up the tab for the new sign on the outside, while the village will pay for any change in signage inside.

Mayor John Noak said the naming rights would give the center a larger foothold in marketing the facility to a regional audience outside the village. The athletic nature of the facility, he said, lends itself to the naming rights partnership.

“This really does fit naturally with the center,” Noak said.

Gulden said the village looked at naming rights packages offered by other regional facilities in order to calculate the value of the five-year deal before advertising to potential suitors.

“There was some methodology behind it,” said Gulden, who noted ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium as one example.

Village officials have touted the center as a catalyst of renewed economic development along its Route 53 corridor. Noak said the naming rights and rehab facility inside the center would continue that goal of drawing new visitors to the village.

Trustee Dave Richards agreed.

“There’s going to be people coming to Romeoville for things other than tournaments,” said Richards.

In other business, the board heard updates on its police and fire pension funds. The village’s fire fund stands at 111 percent funded and its police pension fund at 67 percent. By state statute, all public pensions must be 90 percent funded by 2040.

Contact Brock A. Stein at Brocknewstips@gmail.com or on Twitter at @BrockAStein.

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Romeoville Recreation Center

Updated Monday January 28, 2013 by Romeoville Pony Baseball .

In person registration will be held on Saturday, February 2nd and Saturday, February 9th from 10am -2pm at the Romeoville Recreation Center in the Lobby.

If you plan to pay for your registration by cash or check you will need to register in person on either of these 2 dates.

 

2013 Player Evaluations

Updated Monday January 28, 2013 by Romeoville Pony Baseball .

Player evaluations will be held on Saturday, February 16th from 1:30pm-5:30pm. Your individual evaluation time will be e-mailed to you prior to this date.

Please note that ALL players Mustang level (9yrs old) and up will be required to attend regardless if you are a coach or managers child.

Evaluations will take place at the RHS fieldhouse. All players should come prepared with a baseball bat, mitt and protective gear and should wear appropriate practice attire.

 

DIVISIONS

Pinto

The Pinto division is where real baseball all begins for Pony Baseball. Pinto is for players who are 8yrs old and under who want to have fun. In the Pinto Division, we teach the children, coaches and parents the fundamentals of baseball along with the addition of the basics of pitching. We will set a foundation for the players and coaches that will prepare them for the Mustang level of play. It is our goal not only to supply the kids, but the families with a great baseball experience. We incorporate rules at the Pinto level for kids who have never played before as well as the experienced 7 and 8 year old. The season consists of 18 games played on home fields with regular season, playoffs and a Championship game played under the lights.

Mustang

The Mustang division is where real competitive level baseball all begins for Pony Baseball. Mustang is for 9-10 year old players who want to have fun. In the Mustang Division, we begin to add more real baseball skills such as lead-offs and the drop third strike. It is our goal not only to supply the kids, but the families with a great baseball experience while adding a bit more of the competitive aspects of the game of baseball. The season consists of 18-22 games with regular season, playoffs and a Championship game.

Bronco

The Bronco division is for the 11 and 12 players looking to build on their baseball experience from the Mustang level. Leadoffs, the sacrifice bunt, and hit and run plays are all a part of the Bronco division. Players also get the chance to play on a larger diamond (70 ft bases) for that big league feel and pitch from 48ft. Coaches at this level refine the baseball skills and fundamentals of the players without losing site of the main objective – to have fun. The Bronco division is a part-time travel division that participated this year with Lockport Boys Baseball. The season consists of 18-22 games played both at home and away with regular season standings, playoffs and both a league and conference Championship game.

Pony

The Pony division is for the 13 and 14 year old players interested in enjoying a season rich with baseball and healthy competition. The Pony Division is fun and exciting and played the way baseball is meant to be played. This is real baseball. Leadoffs, stealing bases, bunting, hit and run plays, and pick-offs are just some of the nuances of the game at this level. Teams will participate this year in league play with Lockport Boys Baseball and Homer Athletic Club and are considered Part-time travel. The season will consist of 20 games. Ten of these games will be scheduled home games played at the Romeoville Recreation Center. The other ten games will be games played in neighboring communities. There are playoffs and league and conference Championship games.

Colt

The Colt division is for 15 and 16yr old players and does not conflict with the regular high school season. Regular season play begins after June 1st and concludes around the end of July. There is an end of the season tournament to determine an overall divisional champion. Teams adhere to the NFHS baseball rules and participate in the Greater DuPage PONY Baseball Association. They are considered part-time travel. The season consists of 20 games. Ten of these games will be scheduled home games played at the Romeoville Recreation Center. The other ten games will be games played in neighboring communities.

Palomino

The Palomino division is for 17 and 18yr old players and does not conflict with the regular high school season. Regular season play begins after June 1st and concludes around the end of July. There is an end of the season tournament to determine an overall divisional champion. Teams adhere to the NFHS baseball rules and participate in the Greater DuPage PONY Baseball Association. They are considered part-time travel. The season consists of 20 games. Ten of these games will be scheduled home games played at the Romeoville Recreation Center. The other ten games will be games played in neighboring communities.

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REGISTRATION DATES

Romeoville Resident: January 7th-18th Monday – Friday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday – Sunday 9:00am – 6:30pm

Non-Resident –January 16th-18th Monday – Friday 9:00am – 9:00pm

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • Online Registration – Residents must annually prove residency at the Recreation Center prior to online registration to receive resident rates.
  • Registration Form and Waiver (Walk-in/Mail-in)
  • Online Registration Information and Registration Policies
  • Resident Rate Passes are available for non residents who wish to register for classes at a resident rate. These passes can be purchased for $100/household and will allow non residents to register for classes at the resident rate during the last three days of the registration period (walk-in registration only). Resident Rate Passes are good for one year from the date of issue. These passes are eligible for all recreation classes and open gym; they do not apply to the Birthday Party Packages or rentals. Click here for a printableResident Rate Pass Form 

ONLINE BROCHURE Click here:

 http://issuu.com/villageofromeoville/docs/2013winterspringbrochure/7

CHILDREN AGE 18 MONTHS TO 5 YEARS

YOUTH AGE 6 TO 12 YEARS

TEENS AGE 13 TO 17 YEARS

ADULTS AGES 18 TO 49 YEARS

ACTIVE LIVING AGES 50 YEARS AND BETTER

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