One way or another, it looks like the Atlanta Braves are going to be playing in a park that will not be named SunTrust. The $66 billion acquisition of SunTrust by BB&T Corp. means the two huge banks will be merged into one company under a new name, which has yet to be decided. Read more here.
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The plaza in front of the new minor league baseball stadium will be named for late Fayetteville (NC) Mayor Bill Hurley, who was an avid baseball fan and is credited with a downtown cleanup that led to the new stadium. Read more here.
The University of Arkansas board of trustees will vote this week on whether to modify the name of the Razorbacks’ baseball stadium from Baum Stadium to Baum-Walker Stadium. The request comes after the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation pledged a $5 million lead gift toward the construction of a $25-million, 40,000-square-foot operations center on the stadium grounds. Read more here.
Miller Park signage will disappear from Milwaukee’s baseball stadium after 2020, when Madison (WI)-based American Family Insurance takes over naming rights from MillerCoors. The deal was announced Tuesday. Read more here and here. Not all fans are happy, as 30,000 sign petition opposing any name change. Read more here.
The Brewers and @amfam have announced a long-term agreement which includes the naming rights for Miller Park beginning in 2021 and continuing for 15 years. The future name and branding elements for the stadium will be announced at a later date.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) January 22, 2019
The home of the San Francisco Giants will now be known as Oracle Park. The team on Thursday will announce a 20-year agreement with the Redwood City technology company to affix its name to their waterfront ballpark. Read more here.
Tell AT&T Park goodbye, Giants fans. Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and their mates henceforth will play ball at Oracle Park.https://t.co/varVIKMpVU
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) January 10, 2019
The Seattle Mariners and Bellevue (WA)-based telecommunications giant T-Mobile announced a 25-year ballpark naming-rights partnership that will begin in January and run through December 2043. Per Forbes, the deal is worth $87.5 million. The former Safeco Field will now be known as T-Mobile Park. Read more here.