PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The home of the West Michigan Whitecaps has a new name.
It is now LMCU Ballpark, with naming rights for the stadium included in a 10-year partnership that the Whitecaps have signed with Lake Michigan Credit Union.
The Whitecaps announced the new relationship Tuesday. It did not release information about how much LMCU is paying to put its name on the ballpark along West River Drive in Comstock Park.
“The Whitecaps are a organization that is founded on community and partnership and there is no partnership more important to our organization than our naming rights relationship. In LMCU, we have found at truly local partner who believes in the Whitecaps mission in delivering fun community experiences to all of West Michigan,” Joe Chamberlin, CEO of the Whitecaps, said at the Tuesday announcement. “And now they will be an integral part of the Whitecaps experience every summer.”
“We’re so excited to be a part of it,” LMCU CEO Sandra Jelinski said. “We want to make your club as successful as it always has been, but we want to fill the stadium not only with our community but with our 500,000 members. So we are more than excited to do specials to draw the community back to your beautiful field so they can create memories.”
Fifth Third Bank, the namesake of the park for many seasons, said Tuesday that it held “the Whitecaps owners and management team in the highest regard, and we wish them tremendous success.”
Fifth Third will keep offering season tickets for purchase and hosting an event with cancer survivors and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital patients.
Steve McCarthy, president of the West Michigan Whitecaps, said he doesn’t know when opening day will be. The Whitecaps said they’ll release their 2021 season schedule soon, which will include the plan for promotional days.