February 20th, 2014
Field gets new name
By Eileen Zaffiro-Kean
Radiology Associates has secured naming rights to the historic field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach for five years.
DAYTONA BEACH — The field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, hallowed ground to many a baseball fan, has been given an official name.
The patch of grass and dirt that has been trampled by thousands of baseball players over the past century is now Radiology Associates Field, after the Central Florida company struck a five-year deal with the Daytona Cubs for naming rights announced Thursday. The company will also have its name on several signs throughout the historic ballpark located near the banks of the Halifax River.
“We love the great people at Radiology Associates and are proud to have their name on our freshly renovated ballpark,” said Daytona Cubs owner Andy Rayburn, an Ohio resident who purchased the team in 2000.
The name of the ballpark, a city-owned facility on the National Register of Historic Places since 1998, hasn’t changed, City Manager Jim Chisholm said Thursday. Only the field has been given a name, but the city is happy to see the partnership, Chisholm said.