Ed Spears, the Executive Director of Community Maritime Park Associates, say that work is underway to sell the naming rights to Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, home of the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Southern League), for between $250,000 and $500,000 (annually, we assume). The deadline for brokers to submit their proposals is August 25 at 2:00 p.m. Read more here.
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As the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) held their media day on Thursday, crews outside the event were putting up a sign for Ron Tonkin Field – the new name for the venue formerly known as Hillsboro Ballpark. This should be very cool at night, as timed lighting will simulate a pitcher throwing a baseball and the batter hitting it. Tube Art Group is completing the work. Read more here.
The Colorado Rockies will be giving away “Sasquatch” Bobblehead Gnomes to the first 15,000 through the gates at Coors Field Sunday afternoon, June 8. Who is sponsoring this wonderful giveaway? You guessed it — Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. Watch “Messin’ with Sasquatch” commercials here.
The Chicago Cubs released a revised plan for Wrigley Field’s renovation Tuesday that calls for new signs, including some that would block the view from nearby rooftop venues, and warn that the team’s management would consider moving to another site if they are not allowed to control their ballpark. Read more here. Watch video from Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts. Go to WrigleyField.com.
PRESS RELEASE – Ripken Baseball today announced it has partnered with Ford Gums Big League Chew, the #1-selling shredded bubblegum in the world. Big League Chew®, The Ballplayers Bubblegum, becomes the official bubblegum of Ripken Baseball. The company will unveil its latest Big League Chew/Ripken Baseball packaging on Tuesday, May 20 at the National Confectioners Continue reading
As a follow up to our posting back in March about the Oakland A’s partnership with Zevia naturally sweetened soda, below is a photo of the new Zevia-A’s Ginger Ale can, featuring the team’s signature green-and-yellow color scheme, recognizable logo and baseball-themed graphics. This is being sold throughout O.co Coliseum, along with a variety of additional Zevia flavors.
PRESS RELEASE – The West Virginia Power front office, in conjunction with Appalachian Power, are pleased to announce the renewal of the naming rights agreement for Appalachian Power Park. The agreement, announced on May 17, will guarantee that the ballpark on Charleston’s East End remains named after the state’s preeminent utility company through at least the 2024 season. Continue reading
At a press conference Tuesday, Hillsboro (OR) Mayor Jerry Willey announced that the home of the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) will be called Ron Tonkin Field, in memory of the Tonkin family’s patriarch. The Tonkins have operated dealerships in the Portland area for decades. The deal is worth $1.5 million over 10 years. Read more here.
City officials aren’t talking, but there is speculation that the “major announcement” scheduled for next Tuesday afternoon, May 13, has to do with naming rights for Hillsboro Ballpark, home of the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Emeralds are proud to announce that the 2014 Northwest League All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm, will be presented by Northwest Toyota Dealers. This magnificent event allows the Emeralds and Northwest Toyota Dealers a chance to highlight some of the best of what the Northwest has to offer. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Walmart & Sam’s Club have agreed to a founding partnership with Kalamazoo Growlers baseball. This partnership will provide fans and consumers with great experiences at the ballpark and new ways to combine shopping at Walmart & Sam’s Club with their love of Growlers baseball. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – For the second consecutive year, Minor League Baseball® has partnered with D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Company, makers of the original Animal Crackers, on a season-long national sponsorship. Continue reading
The playing surface at Stater Bros. Stadium, home of the Single-A High Desert Mavericks (California League), will be known as Heritage Field, after Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group purchased the naming rights. For all Mavericks home games and team-sponsored events, the facility will be known as Heritage Field at Stater Bros. Stadium. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that AT&T has joined Ballpark Village as the naming rights sponsor for the two-story seating deck atop Cardinals Nation. As part of the multi-year agreement, the Cardinals Nation ticketed deck will be known as the AT&T Rooftop. Tickets for the AT&T Rooftop go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. at cardinals.com. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Downtown El Paso’s ballpark has a name – Southwest University Park. In a highly anticipated naming ceremony held in Cleveland Square this afternoon, representatives from the El Paso Chihuahuas along with Southwest University President, Yolanda Arriola, announced the official name of the ballpark. Also present for the event were officials from the City of El Paso. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Miller Sports Properties along with Salt Lake City and Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, Inc., announced today a new multi-year partnership and naming rights agreement for the Salt Lake Bees home stadium to be known as “Smith’s Ballpark” beginning with the 2014 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Thunder Bay Border Cats organization is proud to announce that Tbaytel has obtained the exclusive field naming rights for Port Arthur Stadium. Starting with the 2014 baseball season, all home games will now be played at the newly named Tbaytel Park. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Daytona Cubs announced, Thursday, a five-year partnership with Radiology Associates Imaging that includes exclusive naming rights to Jackie Robinson Ballpark. The newly-renovated ballpark will now be known as “Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark,” effective immediately through 2018. Financial terms of the partnership were not made public. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Corporate brands seeking a way to make an unparalleled splash throughout Chicagoland need look no further than Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, where it was announced today that Stadium Naming Rights are available. Continue reading
The Texas Rangers on Wednesday announced a naming rights deal for Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The stadium will now be known as Globe Life Park in Arlington. Read more here.
The Texas Rangers are expected to announce the new naming rights partner for Rangers Ballpark in Arlington at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. (CST). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are thrilled to announce a multiyear partnership agreement with Bell’s Brewery. Bell’s Brewery has agreed to become the official craft beer provider of the expansion Kalamazoo Growlers franchise. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Springfield Cardinals, Double-A affiliate of the 11-time World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, are excited to announce a new partnership with Expedia®. The partnership includes a naming rights component that will rebrand the Redbird Roost at Hammons Field as the Expedia® Redbird Roost. Continue reading
The start of construction on the new Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) stadium is still a week away, but companies have already started vying for the rights to put their name on the $38 million minor league ballpark. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers have reached an agreement with the Neuroscience Group on a naming rights deal for Fox Cities Stadium. The ten-year deal begins immediately and the home of the Midwest League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers will now be known as Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Continue reading
After decades of playing at Greer Stadium, named for businessman Herschel Greer, the Triple-A Nashville Sounds (Pacific Coast League) will sell the naming rights for its new ballpark in Sulphur Dell. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Time Warner Cable has executed their right to opt out of the final three years of a 10-year naming rights agreement with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. The decision is effective immediately. Continue reading
Chris Cummings, president of the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies (Pacific Coast League), and Nancy Ayala, council chairwoman of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, held a ceremonial check Friday signifying the tribe’s full payment of this year’s naming-rights fee for Chukchansi Park, but there is more to the story. Read more here.
The Chicago Cubs on Wednesday briefly raised a mock-up of a 650-square-foot script sign at Wrigley Field as a test run to allay fears of nearby rooftop club owners who don’t want to see their lucrative views of the playing surface blocked by signage. The rooftop owners were not satisfied. Read more here. View photos here.
The indy pro York Revolution (Atlantic League) on Thursday retired “Sovereign Bank Stadium” by peeling back a canvas sign to unveil their ballpark’s new name and logo. Read more and view photo here.
PRESS RELEASE – The South Bend Silver Hawks Class A minor league baseball team announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, owners of Four Winds Resorts, for naming rights to its field which will now be known as Four Winds Field. As part of the agreement, a permanent bronze memorial bearing the name and likeness of Stanley Coveleski Continue reading
Security Bank has secured the naming rights to the home of the Double-A Midland Rockhounds (Texas League). The ballpark will be rebranded Security Bank Ballpark on Jan. 1, 2014, the day after the current agreement between the city of Midland and Citibank ends. Security Bank will pay $3.6 million over the next 25 years of the contract. Read more here.
The Single-A South Bend Silver Hawks (Midwest League) are reportedly working to sell the naming rights to Coveleski Stadium. Any funds raised are expected to be re-invested back into the facility. Read more here.
Over 3,000 fans showed up at a Denny’s near Rangers Ballpark on last Saturday alone to cash in a coupon for a free Original Grand Slam breakfast, after Nelson Cruz bashed a grand slam home run in the second inning of a Texas Rangers game last Friday. This isn’t the first time Denny’s has gotten slammed by its coupon promo, so it must be working for them. Read more here.
VIP Sports & Entertainment broke ground today on a new stadium for the developing indy pro Loudoun Hounds (Atlantic League). The ballpark naming rights partner was also announced. Continue reading