Fresno State Bulldogs

Bulldog Stadium no more? Here’s who bought Fresno State naming rights

The days of heading to Bulldog Stadium may be coming to a close in 2022 thanks to a newly-inked naming rights deal announced Thursday.

Valley Children’s Healthcare secured a 10-year, $10 million partnership which includes the naming rights to Fresno State’s football stadium.

“We are deeply proud that Valley Children’s Healthcare will be synonymous with Fresno State in such a significant way,” Fresno State president Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval said in a statement.

Todd Suntrapak, chief of Valley Children’s, celebrated the news with Fresno State standout and former No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick David Carr.

“Our partnership with Fresno State aligns our commitment to ensure our kids have every chance to learn, grow, and live their healthiest lives possible,” Suntrapak said in a statement.

The partnership deal, which will provide a decade’s worth of funding for a number of priorities, also includes funding for thus-far unspecified improvements to the stadium.

As for the future name of Bulldog Stadium? It’s still to-be-determined and must be approved by the California State University Board of Trustees.

A determination is set for spring 2022, university officials said.

Reid Stone is a contributing reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun.