May 1, 2017 8:12 pm
Updated: February 8, 2018 12:17 pm

Edmonton’s Telus Field is renamed Re/Max Field

Edmonton's river valley baseball field, Telus Field, on June 5, 2015.

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Edmonton’s river valley baseball diamond has a new name: Re/Max Field.

The real estate company has signed a three-year contract as the naming sponsor.

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The future of the baseball stadium was up in the air for years as it no longer attracted the same calibre of baseball it once did.

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The facility is home to the Edmonton Prospects, a collegiate summer league team competing in the Western Major Baseball League. It was built in 1995 to replace the ageing John Ducey Park, which started being used in 1935.

“What a great partner and opportunity Re/Max represents with their huge local network of agents and their long-standing investment in community projects,” Prospects’ owner Patrick Cassidy said in a news release Monday. “We couldn’t possibly think of a better partner for the ballpark and we see this agreement as something that will enhance our brand in the Metro Edmonton market.”

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The city feels the partnership will have a good impact on the community too.

“As part of our commitment to advancing sport in Edmonton, we’re excited to see baseball continue to have a strong future in the city,” said Roger Jevne, Branch Manager of Community and Recreation Facilities.

“High-performance sports teams have a positive effect on communities, encouraging residents to participate in an active lifestyle. This is great news for baseball fans and for Edmonton as a whole.”

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The team will play its home opener June 2.

The Prospects will try to defend their Western Division Championship after a strong finish in the 2016 season.

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