The Rocky Mountain Vibes (Rookie; Pioneer League) will rebrand their ballpark, as the Security Service Field moniker is going away after the expiration of a naming-rights agreement.
Security Service Federal Credit Union had been the ballpark’s naming-rights sponsor since 2005, but its agreement expired after the 2018 season. The deal was not renewed, so the Vibes are set to rename the facility.
The Vibes, who say that the decision to end the agreement was a mutual one, are working to finalize a new naming-rights partnership that will effectively rebrand the ballpark. An announcement is planned for early next month. More from The Gazette:
Chris Phillips, the Vibes’ president and general manager, said the end of the naming rights deal was a mutual decision with no hard feelings on either side.
The partnership was a good one, he said, but both sides decided to go in different directions.
But the ballpark won’t be without a name for long, Phillips said.
The Vibes are finalizing a new naming rights deal with a Colorado company that has a major presence in the Springs, he said. He declined to reveal the new sponsor’s identity, but an announcement is planned in early May.
Security Service Field was originally completed in 1988 as Sky Sox Stadium, serving as the home of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) through the 2018 season. The newly arrived Vibes will begin play at the ballpark this season, as team owner Elmore Sports Group completed a series of franchise shifts over the offseason. As part of those moves, the Class AA Texas League San Antonio Missions relocated to Amarillo and rebranded as the Amarillo Sod Poodles—opening a new ballpark earlier this month–while the Sky Sox shifted to San Antonio and assumed the Missions name and branding. Colorado Springs became the home of the former Helena Brewers, who announced their switch to the Rocky Mountain Vibes identity in November.
Photo of Security Service Field by Mark Cryan.