Safeco Insurance and the Seattle Mariners jointly announced Tuesday that their 20-year ballpark naming rights deal will not be extended past 2018. The question now is, who will have their name on the ballpark next? Read more here.
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Mike Zimmerman of The Rock Sports Complex is firming up plans to build a baseball stadium in Franklin (WI), and is now seeking a company to buy the naming rights. Read more here (subscription required).
PRESS RELEASE – First National Bank, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), and the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Class A minor league baseball affiliate of the Miami Marlins, today unveiled the new name and logo for the Grasshoppers’ ballpark, now First National Bank Field. Continue reading
Earlier this month, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced a ballpark sponsorship deal that would rename their spring training facility LECOM Park. Since 1962, the ballpark had been McKechnie Field in honor of Hall-of-Famer Bill McKechnie. Read more here. Carol Montgomery (85), McKechnie’s daughter, feels “it’s a slap in the face,” despite the move by the Pirates to rename their state-of-the-art home clubhouse in McKechnie’s honor. Read more here.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred discusses speeding up the pace of the game, the possibility of ads on jerseys and the future of baseball via Bloomberg.com. Watch report here. Read about deal putting GE logo on Boston Celtics jerseys here.
PRESS RELEASE – As part of the organization’s continued commitment to giving back to the community, the Lynchburg Hillcats proudly announced a new partnership for 2017 with the Lynchburg Humane Society Wednesday morning. Continue reading