Welcome to MCU Park – home of your Brooklyn Cyclones!
The Municipal Credit Union of New York City will become the new naming rights partner of the Coney Island stadium where the popular Cyclones, a Class A minor league affiliate of the Mets, play their home baseball games, according to one source.
The new name comes after the The Cyclones and National Grid announced last week they have mutually decided to end the naming rights partnership associated with the team’s stadium, KeySpan Park.
The ball park has been called KeySpan Stadium since its inception in 2001.
National Grid, an English-based energy company, bought and merged with Brooklyn-based KeySpan energy several years ago.
“KeySpan and National Grid enjoyed a great partnership with the Cyclones,” said National Grid Executive Vice President John Caroselli. “We are grateful for the opportunities we had and the results we achieved, however, due to the fact that the KeySpan name no longer exists, it was an opportunity for both parties to discuss other options.”
Regarding the new name, MCU Marketing Director Steve Kibitel referred all calls to the Cyclones, and Cyclones spokesperson David Campanaro would neither confirm nor deny the naming rights deal.
The official announcement will be made Thursday morning (too late for this paper’s deadline).
Established in 1916, MCU is a not-for-profit company mainly servicing the financial needs of government and hospital workers in the city and state.
These needs, among others, include personal and car loans, and mortgages and home equity loans.
The company currently has over 300,000 members and over $1 billion in assets, according to its website.