The Chukchansi Park name will remain for the next decade.
The Fresno Grizzlies and the Chukchansi Economic Development Authority announced a 10-year extension to the naming rights deal on Monday.
With 15 years of the deal already in the past, the extension will run through Sep. 30, 2031.
“I’m thrilled to announce the 10-year extension of the Chukchansi Tribe’s partnership with the Fresno Grizzlies and the City of Fresno,” said Joshua Herr, Vice Chairman of the Chukchansi Tribe Council, in a statement.
“This agreement has provided tremendous value to our Tribe over the years and has supported the economic growth of the region. We’re grateful for the opportunities this partnership has brought to our Tribal Community and look forward to many more successful years cheering the Grizzlies on at Chukchansi Park.”
In addition to the naming rights, the deal also continues the annual “Chukchansi Day” for tribal members as well as the creation of a new tribal internship with the team through the life of the deal.
The agreement also grants the tribe 500 additional stadium parking passes, waives registration fees for up to 15 Chukchansi youth for the Grizzlies’ annual baseball camp and gives the tribe the right to use the stadium for special events.
“The Chukchansi Tribe’s support of our team and community over the past 15 years has been incredible,” said Grizzlies’ President Derek Franks in a statement. “On behalf of the Grizzlies ownership I want to thank the Tribe for their investment in us and in the community of Fresno, and we can’t wait to hit the ground running with the next 10 years of making memories at Chukchansi Park. It is only fitting that this announcement helps us kick off our 20th season in downtown Fresno and we are very excited by all of the opportunities this renewed partnership brigns.”
Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer called Chukchansi Park a “cultural landmark” in the city and thanked the tribe for the partnership.
“This agreement has been a win-win for our city and our residents for the past 15 years,” Dyer said in a statement. “The baseball games played at Chukchansi Park have provided boundless entertainment and have also opened the door for Fresno residents to learn about and share in the Tribe’s cultural traditions. We look forward to many more years of success with the Chukchansi Tribe and the Grizzlies organization.”