(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 1, 2020) – Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone joined Long Island Ducks team officials today in announcing Fairfield Properties as the winning bidder for naming rights of the Ducks County-owned ballpark.
“It is my great pleasure to welcome our new naming rights partner, Fairfield Properties, to the team,” said Ducks Founder/CEO Frank Boulton. “Fairfield Properties is an iconic Long Island company whose footprint encompasses the entirety of Long Island much like our Long Island Ducks. I'd also like to congratulate Suffolk County on doing a fine job negotiating the new naming rights deal for the residents of the County of Suffolk.”
The naming rights agreement with the County of Suffolk, which amounts to $7 Million over 15 years, will allow Fairfield Properties to place its branding on the ballpark and on approximately 50 roadway directional signs located throughout the county. The Ducks have welcomed an Atlantic League record 8 Million+ fans through 20 seasons of play in what is currently known as Bethpage Ballpark. The current naming rights deal, with Bethpage Federal Credit Union, worth $230,000 annually to the County of Suffolk, expires at the end of the 2020 calendar year.
“A deal of this magnitude is appropriate for a property that has performed for both the community and its corporate partners the way the Ducks have for 20 years,” said team President Michael Pfaff. “Especially in light of these difficult times, it is a testament to the enduring value and popularity of the brand and the venue. It represents the hard work and dedication of so many. We’re excited to welcome Fairfield Properties as our new naming rights partner and look forward to delivering the type of results our partners have become accustomed to.”
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and have welcomed over 8 million fans during their 20 seasons of play. For further information, visit LIDucks.com.