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Alexian Field is a stadium in Schaumburg, Illinois. It is primarily used for baseball and cricket, and was the home field of the Schaumburg Flyers minor league baseball team from 1999 through 2010. Alexian Field opened in 1999 and holds 6,000 people. Its field dimensions mimic those of Chicago's Wrigley Field, and the land the stadium is built on was originally purchased in the mid-1980s as a hopeful site for the New Wrigley Field, had the City of Chicago and the Chicago Cubs not come to terms to bring night baseball to the North Side. Some pro lacrosse as well as professional and amateur softball has also been played at Alexian Field due to the late start (mid-May) of the Northern League's season.
The Stadium itself is located west of I-355 off the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway. Originally called Schaumburg Baseball Stadium, the Alexian Brothers Medical Center in nearby Elk Grove purchased the naming rights to the ballpark in 2000.
The Stadium was host to the Schaumburg Flyers from its opening through the end of the 2010 season. At that point, the village and park district which owned the stadium began eviction proceedings against the Flyers for failure to pay $ 551,800 in back rent. On February 24, 2011, a Cook County court ruled the Flyers could be evicted, and ordered the team to pay the back rent.
Currently, the Roosevelt Lakers, an NAIA baseball program, are Alexian Field's only home baseball tenant.