PRESS RELEASE – Ripken Baseball and Leidos, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, today announced a multi-year partnership granting Leidos the naming rights for Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md. Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium will officially become the home of the Aberdeen IronBirds, pending New York Penn League and Minor League Baseball approval.
“We are thrilled to enter into this significant partnership with Leidos,” said Tim Lewis, President and COO of Ripken Baseball. “The Ripken Way is about perseverance, integrity and an unwavering commitment to be and do our best. Leidos and Ripken Baseball share these core values, which have driven us each to be innovators in our respective industries. We also share a commitment to doing the right things for our customers, our employees and our community, through this partnership.”
“We support numerous customers in the Aberdeen Proving Ground area and many of our employees live there as well – teaming with the IronBirds is a great opportunity to expand our presence,” said Leidos CEO Roger Krone. “We have found sports engagements like this, and our partnership with MLS team D.C. United, to be an effective way to brand our company, while at the same time enabling us to engage with employees and the local community. We look forward to working with the IronBirds team, and wish the team great success this season.”
“We are pleased to celebrate this partnership of two dedicated community leaders at this exciting time in the history of Ripken Stadium,” said Ripken Baseball Chairman and Baseball Hall of Famer, Cal Ripken, Jr.
The IronBirds home opener at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium is set for Friday, June 19 at 7:35 p.m. against the Hudson Valley Renegades. The IronBirds and Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium will also play host to the 2015 New-York Penn League All-Star Game in August. Season ticket packages are currently available and offered through full season, half season and 9-game ticket plans. For more information and to order 2015 IronBirds season ticket plans, please call 410-297-9292 or visit http://www.IronBirdsBaseball.com.