Richmond County Savings Bank has been the only naming rights partner of the ballpark and the Staten Island Yankees, a deal announced in 2000 and launched in 2001. Terms were not released: when the naming-rights deal was renegotiated in 2010, it yielded an annual payment of $250,000.
“The extension of this agreement represents our continuing commitment to the SI Yanks and the development of the St. George community,” said Michael F. Manzulli, Chairman of Richmond County Savings Bank Division of NYCB. “We are proud to have been the first and only naming rights partner for the Staten Island Yankees and the Ballpark. The fact that we will be able to continue this relationship in the coming years and participate in the exciting development of the St. George area is particularly gratifying.”
“Bringing the Staten Island Yankees to St. George was a proud moment for me,” said Guy V. Molinari, Director, Richmond County Savings Bank Division and former Borough President of Staten Island. “Working closely with the NY Yankees, the Mayor of the City of NY and Richmond County Savings Bank we were able to make this happen. Helping to form a relationship between the Staten Island Yankees and Richmond County Savings Bank just made sense. I am happy to see this partnership continue and flourish as well as to see the continuing development of the St George community.”
“I want to thank the leadership of the Richmond County Savings Bank for their continued support of the Staten Island Yankees,” said Steven Violetta, CEO, Staten Island Yankees. “In this era of ever changing alliances, it is truly special for two organizations to have a relationship that spans twenty years. The Staten Island Yankees and Richmond County Savings Bank are a perfect fit. I look forward to all the wonderful things we will do together in the coming years.”
(H/T Pinstriped Prospects.)