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Smith's takes over naming rights for Bees stadium

Smith's takes over naming rights for Bees stadium

(Miller Sports Properties)


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SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake Bee’s fans will notice a difference this season after the renaming of the stadium to Smith’s Ballpark.

Smith’s Food and Drug Stores took over sponsorship of the Triple-A affiliate ballpark from Spring Mobile for six years, Miller Sports Properties announced Thursday.

“We are delighted to join the Salt Lake Bees and Salt Lake City in this exciting partnership,” said Jay Cummins, Smith’s president, in a press release. “This is a wonderful opportunity for Smith’s to help create lasting memories for Utah families within this beautiful ballpark."

The changes fans can look for include signage throughout the stadium as well as on the exterior and scoreboard. The local grocer will continue to sponsor family night — where groups of four can get four tickets and hot dogs for $20 — on Monday nights through the 2014 season.

“The hometown grocer is being united with the hometown baseball team, and we think it’s a perfect fit as this partnership reflects our joint interests in sports, community service and healthy living,” said Steve Miller, president of Miller Sports Properties. “We are thrilled to have Smith’s aligned with our ballpark, and we look forward to working together to enhance the quality of life for all our fans.”

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Celeste Tholen Rosenlof

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