Yes, I am aware the Paints are no longer part of the FL.
Where did you get that? The ads were decided the last off season to help pay for the new jerseys they were going to buy anyways.
And there were also 2 sponsers. Go ahead and go back and read the original post.
So if more teams follow suit next season it means fiancial problems? Most of the teams at this level operate on really thin margins, and you'll be kidding yourself if you think they'll ignore another revenue source. Now getting a sponser for something that isn't common in our country might be tough, but Rockford found 2 that wanted to be part of it.
http://www.ballparkdigest.com/201209205 ... -coming-up
As for the uniform ad comment, the Rockford newspaper article printed on July 3, 2012 stated no jersey ads had appeared until now, didnt realize the phrase was used figuratively, the article does go on to say the idea was hatched in the off-season.
Let me clarify the uniforms. They were new for this season and had advertisements on them since they were partially paid for by that sponser. They didn't remove the names and put sponsers on them mid-season. The costs and time involved would cause problems in the middle of the season, since this is Indy ball and not the major leagues.
Looks like the hammer did fall, Director of Broadcasting Bill Czaja and Director of Operations Chris Daleo (former Rockford Lighting head coach)appear to be out among others.
No press release, nothing in the local paper.