First Data has been awarded an exclusive 10-year strategic marketing partnership for the naming rights to the New York Mets’ spring training home in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The 7,000-seat stadium, formerly called Tradition Field, has been renamed First Data Field. First Data Field will host 18 spring training games in 2017 and will continue to serve as the summer home of the St. Lucie Mets, New York’s minor league affiliate.
Last season, First Data sponsored the “Veteran of the Game” promotion at each Mets home game at Citi Field in New York. As part of that program, a Mets player presented the selected veteran with an American flag that had flown over Citi Field. In 2016, First Data launched its sports and entertainment business, providing technology solutions for stadiums and arenas around the country through First Data’s Clover platform.