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Mets rename Spring Training facility to Clover Park

Clover Park

Major League Baseball’s New York Mets are renaming their Spring Training field in Port St. Lucie, Florida, from First Data Field to Clover Park following the acquisition last year of First Data by financial services technology company Fiserv.

The new Clover Park name will seek to highlight Fiserv’s Clover payments platform. Credit card processor First Data first aligned with the Mets and gained the naming rights for the Spring Training facility in early 2017. The company signed a 10-year naming rights agreement, and then expanded upon that deal with a larger sponsorship deal with the Mets.

The relationship will now continue between Fiserv and the Mets.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Fiserv by showcasing their innovative Clover technology and appreciate their contribution to making our Spring Training home field a great place to watch baseball,” said Jeff Wilpon, Mets chief operating officer.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but recent MLB deals for Spring Training facilities have often reached low six figures in annual value. 

Clover Park will also be the regular-season home for the St. Lucie Mets, the Mets’ Advanced Class A minor league affiliate, and is undergoing a $57m renovation project.

The facility, meanwhile, is also slated to get a new mailing address later this week in honor of former catcher, team icon, and Hall of Famer Mike Piazza. The Mets last year similar renamed the former address of their primary ballpark, Citi Field, to 41 Seaver Way in Queens, New York, in honor of Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver.

Fiserv is also the naming rights partner for Fiserv Forum, the home arena of the National Basketball Association’s Milwaukee Bucks.