CommunityAmerica Ballpark, the home of the T-Bones baseball team in the Village West area of Kansas City, Kansas, will have a new name.
According to an announcement by the T-Bones, a new naming partner is being sought for the stadium. The current agreement with CommunityAmerica Credit Union has expired.
“We’ve had 15 years with them, and it’s a little bit bittersweet seeing them move on, but it is a success story,” Adam Ehlert, president of the T-Bones, said.
When CommunityAmerica started as the stadium sponsor 16 years ago, they were relatively unknown, he said.
“We helped them grow and they are pushing up against the big guys in the market,” Ehlert said.
Ehlert said the T-Bones have been talking to some prospects for the naming rights.
“We wanted to make sure we didn’t miss the right opportunity,” he said. A big name or big brand, or a smaller business that wants to grow may be interested in naming the stadium.
CommunityAmerica’s leadership acknowledged the T-Bones’ role in their growth, in a news release.
“Our partnership with the T-Bones has been a highlight for our organization. We enjoyed countless employee and member experiences at the ballpark, which created opportunities for us to grow our presence in the greater Kansas City communities,” said Rick Schier, chief member officer of CommunityAmerica, in a news release. “CommunityAmerica Ballpark will forever be in our hearts, and I encourage other local companies to consider how a partnership with the T-Bones can support their business goals,” Schier said.
The T-Bones begin their 16th season on May 22, 2018, and special ticket sales are available at www.tbonesbaseball.com and at 913-328-5618.