November 18th, 2013
Jacksonville Considers Ballpark And Arena Naming Rights
By Kevin Meerschaert
The city of Jacksonville is considering selling naming rights to the Baseball Grounds and Veterans Memorial Arena. Jacksonville may sell naming rights to the Baseball Grounds and Veterans Arena, a move city officials say could bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Jacksonville Sports and Entertainment Director Alan Verlander says many facilities across the country have naming rights deal and he believes many companies and brands would be interested in Jacksonville.
The possibility came up when the sites opened in 2003. The issue came up last week at a City Council meeting. There was a bit of an outcry over the possibility of not keeping the Veterans Memorial name, but Verlander says he believes the city can find a solution that satisfies everybody.