It will be Werner Park for another five years, as the Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and Werner Enterprises extend their naming-rights deal through the 2020 season.
The early extension comes in year four of the original five-year agreement in 2010.
“As naming rights sponsor of Werner Park, we have enjoyed collaborating with the Omaha Storm Chasers to have a positive impact on our associates and the overall community by providing a family friendly atmosphere,” said Werner’s Chairman Gary Werner. “Due to the success of this long-standing partnership, we look forward to extending our commitment as naming rights sponsor well into the future.”
The partnership between Werner Enterprises and the Omaha Royals/Storm Chasers began during the 2006 season, when the first Werner Enterprises Concert took place at Rosenblatt Stadium on July 21, 2006 (in the 50th anniversary year of the company). During the 2007-2010 seasons, Werner Enterprises was the “Season Presenting Sponsor,” and was announced as naming rights partner for the Sarpy County Baseball Park on November 11, 2010.
“Werner Enterprises has been a cornerstone of Triple-A Baseball in Omaha for nearly a decade, and we are proud to continue the Naming Rights Partnership for our ballpark with a company that is synonymous with success in the Metro,” said Martie Cordaro, President and General Manager of the Omaha Storm Chasers. “The first three seasons at Werner Park have been filled with so many extraordinary memories for our fans and our staff, far beyond expectations. It would not be possible without having partners like Werner Enterprises, and we look forward to working toward an even brighter future.”
Since Werner Park opened its gates in 2011, more than 1.3 million Storm Chasers fans have seen two Pacific Coast League Championships, the 2013 Triple-A National Championship as well as three straight division titles. The ballpark has also been home to nearly 200 special events, totaling more than 125,000 attendees.
Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia.
Share your news with the baseball community. Send it to us at email@example.com.
Are you a subscriber to the weekly Ballpark Digest newsletter? You can sign up for a free subscription at the Newsletter Signup Page.