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New Name for Clinton Stadium

Clinton Lumber Kings

Some new signs will soon go up at the minor league baseball stadium in Clinton. Last week, the Lumber Kings announced it's now called "NelsonCorp Field," thanks to a new naming rights deal with NelsonCorp Wealth Management.

Team spokesman Eric Oas says it's a partnership of two well-known names in the Clinton area.

"The Lumber Kings have been in business since 1937 when the park had opened and NelsonCorp is, I forget the exact year, but a similar long-term commitment to the Clinton area. So it made a lot of sense from that perspective and hopefully isn't too unfamilar to our fans here."

The naming rights agreement is for three years.

Oas says the stadium was called Ashford University Field for three years, but that agreement expired in December. And since then it's just been Lumber Kings Stadium until the new agreement with NelsonCorp. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.