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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Marinelli Field To Host 98 Events Over 86 Days

PRESS RELEASE (ROCKFORD FORESTERS) - The Rockford Foresters have announced that historic Marinelli Field will host a total of 98 events over 86 dates in 2011, which is a combination of events and Rockford Foresters' games.

Marinelli Field will see majority of its events being baseball related.  These baseball events include being the home field for the Winnebago High School baseball team, hosting high school baseball games for other high schools including Lena-Wislow, nearly four dozen days of youth baseball tournaments as well as Rockford Foresters baseball games.  Besides baseball, Marinelli Field will host the annual Cinco De Mayo Festival, as it has done in the past, in addition to one other special event that will be announced later this week.

"Hosting a large number of events was a goal of our group for 2011," said Majority Owner/President Joe Stefani.  "These events will give great exposure to Marinelli Field and it will show to people near and far that Marinelli Field is returning to the greatness it once had.  We feel that these events are a good starting point for the future in making Marinelli Field a destination for events nearly year-round."

A break down of the events below will show how Marinelli Field will be utilized.

Rockford Foresters Games: 30 games
High School Baseball Games: 18 games
Youth Baseball Tournaments: 45 days
Festivals/Large Events: 5 days

The Rockford Foresters do have some open dates for other events.  To get more information, please contact the Rockford Foresters main office at (815) 312-2115.

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