The Chicago Dogs and Impact Networking announced today a 12-year naming rights partnership for the new $60 million, 6,300-seat stadium currently under construction in Rosemont at the intersection of Balmoral Avenue and Pearl Street, west of I-294. Scheduled to open in May 2018, the ballpark will be named “Impact Field” and serve as the home of the new American Association of Independent Professional Baseball minor league team, the “Chicago Dogs.”
“This ballpark will offer fans a world-class baseball experience and our partnership with Impact Networking now gives it a world-class name,” said Chicago Dogs co-owner Shawn Hunter. “Impact has a long history of major sports sponsorships in the Chicago area and Midwest region. We are honored that they have chosen to share in our vision with a long-term commitment to premiere family entertainment.”
“Impact Field” branding will be featured throughout the ballpark, including permanent signage atop the I-294-facing double-sided digital scoreboard, visible to more than 70 million cars annually. Impact Networking will also use the ballpark as an asset to showcase its business capabilities through a specially-branded technology suite, which will be used by Impact year round.
“Impact’s sports partnerships give us the chance to interact with our clients and the community in a meaningful way,” said Impact Networking CEO Frank Cucco. “We are excited for all that Impact Field will bring to the Village of Rosemont and its surrounding areas, as well as the many new fans that will frequent this facility. The ballpark will allow Impact to enrich our charitable efforts and by giving back to the community through specially sponsored events, including a school outing with students of Impact’s longtime beneficiary Pickard Elementary School in Pilsen.”
In addition to serving as the home stadium of the Chicago Dogs, “Impact Field” will also be utilized during the offseason to host a variety of entertainment events including concerts.