The home of the Traverse City Pit Spitters (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) is now known as Turtle Creek Stadium, the result of a partnership between the team and Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos. Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel is owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
“This naming rights agreement is a win for both parties. Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos’ investment into our stadium, the Pit Spitters and most importantly this community is a huge opportunity to showcase their continued commitment to this region,” said Pit Spitters CEO Joe Chamberlin. “We are thrilled to play ball at Turtle Creek Stadium and look forward to making it a destination for all types of events and activities for years to come.”
Fans can expect to see more than just new signage; there are plans to renovate and create new engagement opportunities throughout the park. “Turtle Creek’s partnership will allow us to continually update and renovate areas of the ballpark to create an exceptional fan experience for baseball and other events,” said Mickey Graham, General Manager of the Pit Spitters.
“We are further expanding our sponsorships to make an impact on the area’s experiences and opportunities for our visitors, as well as all of us who live, work and play here,” said Michael Schrader, CEO of the Grand Traverse Band Economic Development Corporation (GTB EDC). “We are both in the entertainment and guest experience business, and we have been very impressed with the Pit Spitters’ vision, operation and strategic plan. We look forward to growing and working together – let the fun and games begin!”