The future of the former Telus Field, which opened in 1995, has been in some doubt in recent years, with the city openly questioning whether to keep it open. But the Prospects have experienced success in the big ballpark, and the naming-rights deal will ensure the former Edmonton Trappers, Edmonton Cracker-Cats and Edmonton Capitals home will stay open.
“What a great partner and opportunity Re/Max represents with their huge local network of agents and their long-standing investment in community projects,” Prospects’ owner Patrick Cassidy said in a press release. “We couldn’t possibly think of a better partner for the ballpark and we see this agreement as something that will enhance our brand in the Metro Edmonton market.”
Terms of the three-year deal (with an option for a fourth year) were not announced.
“As part of our commitment to advancing sport in Edmonton, we’re excited to see baseball continue to have a strong future in the city,” said Roger Jevne, Branch Manager of Community and Recreation Facilities in a press statement.
“High-performance sports teams have a positive effect on communities, encouraging residents to participate in an active lifestyle. This is great news for baseball fans and for Edmonton as a whole.”
Downsizing the ballpark, built to PCL specs, is still an option down the road, But this keep the ballpark open for the short term.
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