San Jose Giants and Excite Credit Union Announce Excite Ballpark

New stadium naming rights agreement highlights expanded partnership

By San Jose Giants | April 3, 2019 2:03 PM

The San Jose Giants announced today a three-year naming rights agreement with newly re-branded Excite Credit Union. As of today, fans will be walk through the front gates of Excite Ballpark, Home of the San Jose Giants. The naming rights deal highlights an expanded partnership between the two organizations and ushers in an exciting new era of baseball in San Jose.

 

"Excite Credit Union has been one of our most important long-term partners for years, and we couldn't have been more thrilled to expand our relationship" said Daniel Orum, San Jose Giants President and Chief Executive Officer. "Changing the name of our historic ballpark was not a task we took lightly, and the San Jose Giants felt that Excite was a perfect partner for us because they share so many of our brand values. We both have a long history in San Jose that includes a focus on community outreach, outstanding customer service and supporting the families that are the backbone of our region."  

The San Jose Giants announced today a three-year naming rights agreement with newly re-branded Excite Credit Union. As of today, fans will be walk through the front gates of Excite Ballpark, Home of the San Jose Giants. The naming rights deal highlights an expanded partnership between the two organizations and ushers in an exciting new era of baseball in San Jose.

 

"Excite Credit Union has been one of our most important long-term partners for years, and we couldn't have been more thrilled to expand our relationship" said Daniel Orum, San Jose Giants President and Chief Executive Officer. "Changing the name of our historic ballpark was not a task we took lightly, and the San Jose Giants felt that Excite was a perfect partner for us because they share so many of our brand values. We both have a long history in San Jose that includes a focus on community outreach, outstanding customer service and supporting the families that are the backbone of our region."  

 

The 77-year-old ballpark is now outfitted with new Excite Credit Union and Excite Ballpark signage all throughout the venue. Excite Ballpark LED signage will also be constructed above the Giants' 36' video board in right-center field. Beyond the naming rights agreement, the organizations are partnering to enhance the fan experience with new promotions and are serving the Bay Area with signature community outreach programs, including the Hometown Heroes Program and the Excite Community Corner at the ballpark.

 

"This is a special partnership that continues to grow. We share the same commitment to the community, members, and staff. We are thrilled that our new name is part of this iconic ballpark and excited to continue offering financial education and opportunities to members and our partners." stated Brian Dorcy Excite Credit Union President/Chief Executive Officer.

 

 

Highlights of the Partnership Include:

 

  • Ballpark Upgrades: In addition to physical and digital signage throughout the stadium, Excite Credit Union will introduce a couple brand new promotions that will enhance the San Jose Giants fan experience, especially on big theme nights.
  • Kids Club Program : Fans that sign up for the Gigante's Kids Club Program will also have the opportunity to open a checking account through Excite Credit Union that includes a $50 sign-up bonus.
  • Community Programs: In addition to the Hometown Heroes Program, the San Jose Giants and Excite Credit Union will partner together on multiple community outreach programs throughout the South Bay Community.

 

 

The San Jose Giants 2019 home-opener is Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Excite Ballpark versus the Visalia Rawhide. Single game tickets, ticket packages and season tickets are all on sale now! For more information, visit sjgiants.com or call 408.297.1435.

 

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ABOUT THE SAN JOSE GIANTS

The San Jose Giants are a professional baseball team in the Class A Advanced California League and have been an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants since 1988. San Jose has won six California League Championships as a Giants affiliate (2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2001 and 1998) and eleven overall. The San Jose Giants have graduated 206 Major League players, 149 of whom have played or currently play for the San Francisco Giants. Excite Ballpark, the home of the San Jose Giants, first opened in 1942 and has seen well over 7 million fans enter through its gates. The organization has been honored with the Larry MacPhail Award, presented to the club with the best creative marketing and promotions, and the President's Trophy, granted to the most complete franchise. For 2019 tickets or to reserve your group outing, please contact the San Jose Giants Box Office at 408.297.1435 or visit us online at sjgiants.com.  

 

 

ABOUT EXCITE CREDIT UNION

 

Excite Credit Union, formerly known as Alliance Credit Union was created by a small group of visionary General Electric employees based on the idea of 'people helping people.' Established in 1952, Excite Credit Union is a member-owned, financial cooperative now serves more than 40,000 members in six counties-Santa Clara, San Mateo and Alameda counties in California, and New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties in North Carolina. We also serve approximately 400 Community Business Partners (employers) throughout both states by offering exclusive benefits to their employees.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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