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Ashford University has partnered with the Clinton LumberKings to rename historic Riverview Stadium as Ashford University Field.

The partnership is pending final approval from the Clinton City Council.

The transition to “Ashford University Field” is expected to take effect Oct. 1.

The agreement runs through the end of the 2014 season.

“We are very fortunate to have Ashford University as our naming rights partner,” said Ted Tornow, general manager of Clinton LumberKings Professional Baseball Club. “They have provided the entire community with so many positive things, and this is the start of what we anticipate being a very long and solid future for both of our respective organizations.”

Ashford University will continue to use the stadium for approximately 14 of its baseball team’s regular season games, and may also use it for future Ashford graduation ceremonies.

“This agreement is a win for the LumberKings, the city of Clinton and Ashford University,” said Ashford Vice President and Campus Director, John Ballheim. “We’re excited about putting our name on such a historic, attractive ballpark that will also serve as the home field for our Saints baseball team.”

Fans will soon see new signage at the ballpark with a brand new “Ashford University Field” logo.

The LumberKings, Midwest League affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, open the 2012 season at Ashford University Field on Thursday, April 5, as they take on Burlington.

For the 2012 schedule, season ticket and group party information, call the LumberKings at 242-0727 or visit www.lumberkings.com.