Another bank merger, another revamped naming-rights deal: Alliance Bank Stadium, home of the Syracuse Chiefs (Class AAA; International League), is now NBT Bank Stadium.
“Our community is grateful to NBT Bank for continuing the commitment made originally by Alliance Bank to support our stadium and professional baseball in Onondaga County,” said County Executive Joanie Mahoney. “I am also pleased to officially welcome NBT Bank to our community, and I look forward to working with NBT as they continue the proud legacy of community support established by Alliance Bank.”
Originally opened as P&C Stadium in 1997, Onondaga County’s baseball stadium became Alliance Bank Stadium in 2005 when Alliance Bank purchased naming rights for $2.8 million. NBT Bank has assumed that 20-year contract after the merger of Alliance Bank into NBT Bank.
“NBT Bank is proud to lend its name to Onondaga County’s baseball stadium,” said NBT Bank President and CEO Martin Dietrich. “As a community-minded bank, we strive to provide quality service to our customers and to support activities that benefit the cities and towns we call home.”
“NBT Bank shares the commitment to community that was central to Alliance Bank’s business philosophy,” added NBT Bank Executive Vice President Jack Webb. “Community banking and community baseball make a great match, and we’re pleased to continue that relationship under the NBT Bank brand.”
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