White Sox to change stadium name after 2016 season

Toby Graves
Сентября 3, 2016

"Cellular Field", the White Sox will be changing the name of its home field park to "Guaranteed Rate Field".

In February 2003, the Sox - then playing at their home that had always been known as Comiskey Park - sold naming right's to their stadium to U.S. Cellular for $68 million over 23 years.

Guaranteed Rate, a Chicago-based mortgage lender, will be paying $6.4 million a year for the naming rights.

The home runs by Hernandez leading off the third and Joseph in the sixth brought Shields' total to 31 this season and 22 since the White Sox acquired him from San Diego on June 4.

The agreement was approved by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, which owns the ballpark. The deal could possibly extend through 2030 with an option of it extending for an even longer period of time after that. With homers in three straight contests, Abreu looks to keep the good times rolling on Wednesday as the teams conclude their abbreviated two-game interleague series at U.S. Cellular Field.Abreu belted a three-run shot in Tuesday's 9-1 triumph to improve to 28-for-75 with six homers, 14 RBIs and 13 runs scored in August.

Yes, you read correctly, it will be called Guaranteed Rate Field after the successful mortgage company that was started in 2000.

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The final game under the U.S. Cellular Field name will be the October 2 regular season finale against the Minnesota Twins.

The White Sox announced the news today on Twitter. "It really is a dream come true to have the Guaranteed Rate name on a hometown Chicago ballpark".

Opened on April 18, 1991, the stadium was known as the "new Comiskey Park" after being built right across the street from the old Comiskey Park. "This is just the latest example of ISFA deploying innovative strategies to protect IL taxpayers".

The White Sox also released an official statement on it.

After 13 years as "U.S".

About ISFA The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority (ISFA) is a government entity created by the Illinois General Assembly in 1987 for the goal of constructing and renovating sports stadiums for professional sports teams in the State of Illinois. With runners at first and third, Gomez then got Dioner Navaro to ground out to end the game and collect his 34th save.White Sox starter James Shields (5-16) suffered his fourth straight loss and seventh since July 10.

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