Safe At Home, New Name For Ducks' Stadium
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has announced a 10-year deal for the new naming rights to the stadium of the Long Island Ducks. Bellone said that means the Minor League Baseball team will stay on Long Island for another decade in same home with a new name.
The stadium will be called Fairfield Properties Ballpark, partnering with the real estate firm.
"The good news for us," Bellone said. "Today is a great day because Long Island Ducks baseball is here to stay."
The county's 10-year deal with Bethpage Federal Credit Union expires at the end of this year. The stadium has been closed to visitors due to the pandemic.
“We look forward to going out into the community and creating more partnerships like the one we have with Fairfield Properties and delivering that value and delivering on all our promises and the things that [Ducks Founder Frank Boulton] created and that the Ducks have executed for 20 years,” said Michael Pfaff, the president and general manager of the Ducks.
Under the agreement, Fairfield Properties will pay Suffolk County $4.4 million for the naming rights.