The Northwest Arkansas Naturals and Arvest Bank reached an agreement to extend the bank’s naming rights to the Springdale-based Arvest Ballpark through 2027. The first naming rights agreement was established in 2007, the construction date for the stadium and the year the Northwest Arkansas Naturals were established.
Justin Cole, general manager of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, said Arvest Ballpark is a great home for the ball club and the bank is perfect partner.
“Between the area’s outstanding support of our team and the numerous special events and fundraising activities hosted at the stadium, almost 2.5 million people have enjoyed the hospitality of Arvest Ballpark since it opened to the public for our first season in 2008,” Cole said.
Lisa Ray, president for Arvest Bank Springdale, said the ballpark has become a gathering place for friends and family to enjoy baseball, concerts, activities and events which is what the bank envisioned when it first sponsored the venue in 2007.
“The support of the Northwest Arkansas community and the partnership with Arvest Bank has been crucial to the overall success of the ballpark,” Bob Rich, chairman of Rich Products Corporation and Rich Baseball Operations. “We’re proud of what the ballpark has been able to provide the community and are thrilled to be extending our tremendous partnership with Arvest Bank into the future.”