SOUTH BEND, Indiana - Andrew T. Berlin, owner of the South Bend Cubs announced this afternoon that United Federal Credit Union is the naming rights sponsor for the new Rooftop Apartment Deck at Four Winds Field.
"United Federal Credit Union is excited to expand our successful relationship with the South Bend Cubs, an organization that knows, like we do, how special the South Bend community is," said Terry O'Rourke, President/CEO of United Federal Credit Union. "Forging this partnership with the team is just one example of our continued commitment to this community and improving the lives of those who live here."
Opening in June, the United Federal Credit Union Rooftop is a distinctive feature of the new Ivy at Berlin Place apartment building #2. Positioned just over the left field wall at Four Winds Field, it will feature space for 300 fans with a full bar, food service and grandstand.
"We've designed this to give South Bend Cubs fans the same type of rooftop experience that you can have at Wrigley in Chicago," added Andrew Berlin, owner of the South Bend Cubs. "It's exactly 435 feet from home plate. And, it's great to have a partner like United Federal Credit Union be a big part of the baseball experience in South Bend."
An illuminated United Federal Credit Union sign will be displayed on the south face of the building and other United Federal Credit Union branding will be featured throughout the stadium.
"The Rooftop space is going to be amazing and we are very much looking forward to sharing it with the community. This space will be used for both game nights and private parties," commented Joe Hart, President of the South Bend Cubs. "Typically, most of our hospitality areas are only available for corporate rentals but with the partnership of United Federal Credit Union we will set aside two games per month in which the public will be able to buy tickets and experience this first class space."
Berlin, who is investing $23 million in the Ivy at Berlin Place apartments, will now have his own apartment at Four Winds Field.
Set to open in mid-summer, the Ivy at Berlin Place features sound-proofing throughout and shatter-proof glass. "We're even removing the fog horn that's typically used when someone hits a homerun" add Hart. "This will be the place to be, but we do understand that people who live here will sometimes want a little quiet in their apartments."
United Federal Credit Union has served its Members since 1949 by helping them to build a sound financial future. UFCU consists of more than 168,000 Member/owners worldwide and manages assets in excess of $2.6 billion. Its corporate offices and main branch are in St. Joseph, Mich., with additional branches in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal opportunity lender. Equal housing lender. For more information visit www.unitedfcu.com
United Federal Credit Union announced last May that it would be expanding its footprint by opening six new locations in St. Joseph County over the next three years. The organization broke ground on two branches last October with locations at the Southeast corner of Main St. and Edison Lakes Parkway in Mishawaka and the Northeast corner of Ireland and Lafayette Blvd. in South Bend. They are looking forward to opening the doors at both branches this summer.
About the South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 30 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles, most recently in 2005, and has captured 12 division titles. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose sole shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill
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