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Harry Grove Stadium set for new name

Frederick Keys logoHarry Grove Stadium could have a new name in 2014, as Frederick Keys (High Class A; Carolina League) officials are selling naming rights to the facility.

The new name would not abandon the Harry Grove legacy; instead, the new name would probably combine the existing Harry Grove Stadium name with a new naming-rights purchase, like XYZ Field at Harry Grove Stadium, according to Keys GM Dave Ziedelis. This isn’t new: during the last lease negotiations between the city and the team — negotiations that ended up being a little contentious — the team retained the ability to sell naming rights. Revenues would be split between the Keys (65 percent) and the city (35 percent). From the Frederick News-Post:

The city of Frederick’s Planning Commission voted Monday to send a positive recommendation to the mayor and Board of Aldermen to allow the club to install signs with the new sponsor’s name.

The mayor and board will vote on the topic at an upcoming public hearing….

The commission is recommending allowing three signs: one on the back of the scoreboard, one on the back of the video board and one above the stadium’s front entrance gate. The signs on the back of the boards would be highly visible from either I-70 or Md. 355.

As noted, the new name could be finalized before the start of the coming season.

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