Municipal CU Plants Its Name on Brooklyn Ballpark
Fans of New York's minor league Brooklyn Cyclones will now be enjoying games in the newly named MCU Park.
Municipal Credit Union and the Brooklyn Cyclones have teamed up for an 11-year marketing partnership that includes naming rights for the team's Coney Island ballpark.
The move is designed to reinforce the New York City-based credit union's reputation as a true community partner. As part of the deal the over $1.4 billion credit union will have extensive signage throughout the ballpark's interior and exterior, promotional nights with branded collectible giveaway items, and MCU information tables on the ballpark' s concourse level. The partnership is also viewed as a way to help MCU give back to the community through ticket donations, a community seating section and use of the ballpark for private members-only events.
"What the Cyclones have done so successfully for the past 10 years is bring baseball back to Brooklyn and made the borough proud. We are very excited about this partnership because it is such a natural fit for MCU," said MCU President/CEO Kam Wong. "Both of our organizations share a strong commitment to the communities we serve, and we both look for ways to enrich the lives of the people who live and work in them. We are happy to partner with the Brooklyn Cyclones and delighted they will now be playing in MCU Park."
MCU Park will host 38 Brooklyn Cyclones regular-season home games each year, as well as high school, college, youth league and men's league games, charity events and concerts. The Cyclones have advanced to the postseason six times, winning a league championship in 2001 and drawing 2.5 million fans in its first nine years.