We have a new name for the spring-training home of the Philadelphia Phillies due to a new naming-rights deal: BayCare Ballpark.
BayCare Health System has been a long-time partner of the Phillies and the Clearwater Threshers (Low-A Southeast), and the new deal is a six-year agreement with a five-year renewal option. In addition, BayCare HealthSystem will be the exclusive healthcare system partner for the Phillies in the Florida market. (More on the state of naming-rights deals in Ballpark Digest.)
Financial terms to the agreement were not disclosed.
BayCare Health System has been a partner with the Phillies at their 8,500-seat spring training ballpark for more than 17 years. Also, a benefactor of the Threshers Pitch for Pink Night breast cancer initiative, BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 15 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout West Central Florida.
“BayCare is an important part of our community, as they have set the standard for high-quality compassionate care and healthcare excellence for so many individuals and families in our area,” said John Timberlake, Phillies Director of Florida Operations. “We are extremely proud to welcome a leading healthcare hero as our new naming rights partner, as their commitment to helping others is second to none.”