Experience Baseball Differently
From corporate hospitality and charity events to a fun family night or employee picnic, Schaumburg Boomers Stadium is a field of dreams
Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, home of Schaumburg’s championship team, covers all the bases. The state-of-the-art ballpark, located in Schaumburg, Illinois, is a 7,000-plus seat stadium catering to corporations and families alike. The championship ball club’s venue has over 5,000 fixed seats, lawn areas, a suite level with 16 suites, the Schaumburg Club, which is a private indoor space offering 60 to 200 seats, and a left field group party deck. The organization can accommodate picnics for anywhere from 25 to 1,500 people at a time, and has countless corporate spaces to choose from. Last year, they ripped out a press box and put in a premium bar called the Jim Beam Club, boasting an incredible view of the field as well as a full bar, high-top tables and leather chairs.
Leading the League
The Schaumburg Boomers, whose inaugural season was in 2012, is in the Frontier League, the largest independent baseball league in the country. The Boomers team has consistently led the league in attendance over the past seven years, and has three league championships (2013, 2014 and 2017). Its regular season runs from mid-May to the end of August, during which time the team plays 48 home games and 48 road games.
Big League Hospitality
More than just a local attraction to enjoy America’s pastime, Boomers Stadium offers hospitality services for every occasion, whether during a game or for a private or charity event off-night or off-season. Regardless, the organization wants to make sure everyone who steps foot inside the stadium has the time of their lives. As Michael Larson, General Manager of the Schaumburg Boomers puts it, “Our slogan is ‘Experience baseball differently.’ ”
Larson adds, “Our approach is not just to be your typical minor league baseball experience, but instead we look to meet or exceed expectations, whether from an individual fan perspective or a corporate perspective. We don’t nickel and dime you. Parking is always free here at the stadium. We even have a free kids’ zone and fireworks during home games on Friday and Saturday nights. Once you’re here, you have access to pretty much anything inside the ballpark.”
Boomers Stadium offers a number of great packages at very affordable rates. For example, the full picnic includes an all-you-can-eat picnic as well as unlimited soft drinks, and a ticket for each attendee behind home plate or wherever you want to be for the game. That whole package is only $30 per person, including tax. Larson remarks, “The pricing is set up to be reasonable, and our operation is set up to treat customers with respect and to give them a unique and fun experience without having to pay for big league prices.”
With Wintrust as the team’s presenting sponsor, the venue attracts a lot of office and banking clients for large events. Smaller companies, including contractors and construction companies, are starting to take notice, especially given the tremendous value a Boomers Stadium event provides. Even The Blue Book Network® has tapped the organization for an upcoming local networking event. There are countless packages available to meet any business (or personal) event need.
For companies of any size seeking creative ways to give back to their employees or impress customers, Boomers Luxury Suites are a great option. Rick Korte, CEO of HEIDENHAIN, agrees, stating, “The luxury suites are one of the best experiences you can have. They are surprisingly affordable, and they really give the benefit back to our employees.”
Being such an integral part of the community, the Schaumburg Boomers are more than ready to give back. Larson says, “We’re a company with a tremendous amount of power and leverage within the community to help raise awareness or raise funds directly for various nonprofits. And this year, we have a series of nonprofit nights planned.”
These include Eddie Jackson Charity Softball Game featuring players from the Chicago Bears; Pediatric Cancer Night; Autism Awareness Night; Honor Flight Night; Ovarian Cancer Ride for Hope Motorcycle Rally; Breast Cancer Awareness Night; an event for Illinois Fire & Safety Alliance; Baseball to End Alz, which is an Alzheimer’s Awareness event; Looney Tunes Night to benefit the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Chicagoland and the Backyard Experience; Star Wars Night to benefit the Woodfield Area Children’s Organization; and Bark in the Park, an event that is tied into pet adoptions.
Whether it’s a charity night, a company outing with a picnic and a softball game, entertaining clients in a luxury suite, or a family gathering just to enjoy a game, Schaumburg Boomers Stadium hits it out of the park every time.