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Staten Island Yankees and Richmond County Savings Bank Renew Ballpark Naming Rights

Richmond County Bank Ballpark. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Richmond County Bank Ballpark. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

It was announced on Wednesday that the Staten Island Yankees and the Richmond County Savings bank will continue their ongoing naming rights of Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George.

For Yankees fans Richmond County Bank Ballpark has been the place to be to see the future of the Bronx Bombers as former Yankee Robinson Cano and current outfielder Brett Gardner earned their pinstripes out on Staten Island.

Richmond County Bank Ballpark has also been home to many historic moments in Staten Island Yankees history, as it played host to the New York-Penn League All-Star game in 2010. It has also played host to various local High School teams, College teams and concerts.

“The extension of this agreement represents our continuing commitment to the SI Yanks and the development of the St. George community,” said Michael F. Manzulli, Chairman of Richmond County Savings Bank Division of NYCB. “We are proud to have been the first and only naming rights partner for the Staten Island Yankees and the Ballpark.  The fact that we will be able to continue this relationship in the coming years and participate in the exciting development of the St. George area is particularly gratifying.”

Richmond County Savings Bank has been the only naming rights partner of the ballpark and the Staten Island Yankees.  This new agreement will mark 20 years (1999 – 2019) of the stadium being called “Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George”.

“Bringing the Staten Island Yankees to St. George was a proud moment for me.  Working closely with the NY Yankees, the Mayor of the City of NY and Richmond County Savings Bank we were able to make this happen,” said Guy V. Molinari, Director, Richmond County Savings Bank Division and former Borough President of Staten Island. “Helping to form a relationship between the Staten Island Yankees and Richmond County Savings Bank just made sense.  I am happy to see this partnership continue and flourish as well as to see the continuing development of the St George community. ”

Steven Violetta, CEO, Staten Island Yankees had this to say, “I want to thank the leadership of the Richmond County Savings Bank for their continued support of the Staten Island Yankees.  In this era of ever   changing alliances, it is truly special for two organizations to have a relationship that spans twenty    years.  The Staten Island Yankees and Richmond County Savings Bank are a perfect fit.  I look forward to all the wonderful things we will do together in the coming years.”

For more information on the Staten Island Yankees fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t586

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