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Aviators Celebrate Two Year Anniversary

April 23, 2020 - Prospect League (Prospect) - Lafayette Aviators News Release

LAFAYETTE, IN - Two years ago today, the City of Lafayette Parks and Recreation Board approved the transfer of the stadium use agreement for Loeb Stadium from Milwaukee based Lafayette Ventures to locally based Lafayette Family Entertainment (LFE).

In the last two years, the Aviators have accomplished many milestones playing at the old Loeb Stadium including -

Setting a franchise attendance record in 2019

Expansion of full-time and part-time personnel

Participation with more than 100+ non-profits and community organizations in the Greater Lafayette Region

Contribution of more than $30,000 to local charities and non-profits

Supporting local restaurants by offering numerous food and beverage products at Loeb

Operation of concessions for the successor to the Colt World Series with all profits donated to the organizers

Rosters featuring local players with more than 30% of players from the state of Indiana

LFE consists of local residents, three Purdue alumni and experienced operators of minor league and summer college baseball teams. To acquire and operate the Aviators these past two seasons, LFE has invested nearly $1 million to lay the foundation for providing the community with an exceptional entertainment experience in the new Loeb Stadium.

The City of Lafayette distributed an RFP on February 10, 2020 requesting teams and operators for the new Loeb Stadium. Lafayette Family Entertainment responded to the RFP by offering the City of Lafayette an income sharing proposal guaranteeing the City a share of all baseball proceeds in addition to a guaranteed minimum payment.

To expand the use of the new stadium, LFE would also bring a soccer franchise to Lafayette featuring more than 20 league games, tournaments, friendlies and exhibitions.

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