Bright House Field could be given a new name, as the Philadelphia Phillies‘ spring training home is expected to be rebranded as Spectrum Field.
Since its opening in 2004, Bright House Field has had the name of its corporate sponsor, Bright House Networks. The company was recently purchased by Charter Communications, which is rebranding Bright House services as Spectrum.
At this point neither the Phillies, nor the full-season tenant Clearwater Threshers (High A; Florida State League, have issued an announcement regarding the change. However, there are signs that Spectrum Field is the ballpark’s new name. More from CSN Philly:
Here’s how the Tampa Bay Times described the deal last month: “Customers around Tampa Bay who subscribed to Bright House Networks cable TV, Internet or landline service are now being served by Charter Communications’ Spectrum brand.”
The Times’ Jerome Stockfisch spoke with Charter’s director of communications for Florida, Joe Durken, who declined to comment specifically about the name of the Phillies’ spring training home, but did say that the Bright House name will be “changing across the footprint.”
We were unable to confirm a new name but have heard that “Spectrum Field” is a real posibility and that crews are already working on changing signage down at the park.
CSN Philly later updated that story to share a tweet from a reader, which included an image of a Phillies’ poster that referred to Spectrum Field. In addition, Mark Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reported the likely change in a column on December 5.
The Spectrum brand has already been added to a major sports venue in recent months. In August, following Charter’s purchase of Time Warner Cable, the company renamed Time Warner Cable Arena–home of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets–the Spectrum Center.