Following a merger of StarTex Power and Constellation Energy, the new $35-million home of the Sugar Land Skeeters (independent; Atlantic League) will have a new name for 2012 and beyond.
Naming rights to the new ballpark were originally sold to StarTex Power by the Skeeters ownership. No other provisions of the 10-year naming-rights agreement are affected by this name change.
The $35 million Constellation Field is currently under construction at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A in Sugar Land, and will open this spring. The City of Sugar Land approved the name change at the City Council meeting on Tuesday.
“Constellation’s merger with StarTex enhances an already strong partnership,” said Matt O’Brien, President of the Sugar Land Skeeters. “Adding more resources and community initiatives while maintaining local relationships will only bring greater good for Skeeters Baseball and the entire Sugar Land community.”
Constellation Field, owned by the City of Sugar Land, is a multipurpose facility built to Triple-A standards. The stadium will play host to a multitude of other sporting events, including football, soccer and lacrosse, as well as concerts and other non-sporting events. The facility includes 21 sold-out suites, premium club seating, year-round entertainment in the Legends Club, a picnic deck, extensive playground facilities and more.
RELATED STORIES: Sugar Land green-lights Skeeters ballpark; Barton Malow, Linbeck land design/build contract for new Sugar Land ballpark; New for 2012: StarTex Power Field; New for 2012: Sugar Land Skeeters; First look: New Sugar Land ballpark; Three finalists named in Sugar Land name-the-team contest; New Sugar Land franchise launches name-the-team competition; Atlantic League to expand to Sugar Land; Will Astros relent on affiliated team in Sugar Land?; It’s official: Montgomery County, Ventura Sports release details on new ballpark/retail complex; Ventura Sports, Montgomery County sign MOU for new ballpark; Sugar Land approves MOU with Opening Day Partners; Sugar Land, Opening Day Partners negotiating new-ballpark deal; Sugar Land seeks proposals for ballpark; The latest from Omaha: Stein to rethink Sarpy move; Wolff loves a 24,000-seat ballpark; Today’s big ballot issue: new ballpark in Sugar Land
Share your news with the baseball community. Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a subscriber to the weekly Ballpark Digest newsletter? You can sign up for a free subscription at the Newsletter Signup Page.