That didn’t last long: the Cubs Park name is gone in favor of Sloan Park, as the Chicago Cubs and Sloan Valve Company come to a sponsorship agreement that calls for spring-training naming rights and Wrigley Field signage.
Officially, Sloan Valve Company is the team’s sixth Legacy Partner and the Official Water Efficiency Partner of the Chicago Cubs. Sloan has been a manufacturer of water-efficient solutions for 109 years. As a fourth-generation family business, Sloan promoted a healthy environment through water conservation. The Cubs will utilize Sloan’s products in the newly named Sloan Park in Mesa and target integration inside Wrigley Field and its surrounding facilities as part of the 1060 Project construction.
In addition to the spring training facility naming rights, Sloan will have a branding presence at Wrigley Field, including fixed signage in the visiting team’s bullpen.
“Teaming up with Sloan — another family-owned company based in Chicago with more than a century of history — is an important move for the Cubs as we look to provide clean and sustainable water solutions for our facilities in both Mesa and Chicago,” said Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts.
“Sloan is passionate about providing intelligent water solutions to the communities we serve. We are excited to have a major presence both in Chicago and Mesa to authentically convey the message of water sustainability,” said Sloan President Jim Allen.
Sloan becomes the sixth Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs, joining Anheuser-Busch, ATI Physical Therapy, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Under Armour and Wintrust.