T-Mobile reportedly signing naming rights deal for Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field

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T-Mobile put its name in lights when it opened T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas two years ago, and now a new rumor claims that T-Mo may soon have its name on another major venue.

T-Mobile will become the new naming rights partner of the Seattle Mariners beginning in 2019, according to a report from Forbes. The deal isn’t yet finalized because the lease for the ballpark needs to be renewed first, but it’s expected that the naming rights will happen shortly thereafter.

Details of the deal are still pretty light, but it’s rumored that the rights will cost $3 million annually.

The Mariners’ ballpark is currently known as Safeco Field, named after Safeco Insurance which has had naming rights since 1998. It was announced in 2017 that Safeco wouldn’t be extending their naming rights deal past 2018, though, so it’s been expected that some other company would have its name on the Mariners’ ballpark in 2019.

While still unofficial, becoming the new naming rights partner for the Seattle Mariners would be a big advertising deal for T-Mobile. Plus, with its headquarters in neighboring Bellevue, signing a naming rights deal with the Mariners would see T-Mo supporting its local team. When asked about the deal, T-Mobile said, “We’re always looking for ways to show our hometown love but we don’t have any news to share at this time.”

Image via: Safeco Field (Facebook)
Source: Forbes

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  • riverhorse

    Cue the trolling in 3,2,1…

  • as long as we continue to receive mlb at bat yearly for free you can sponsor whatever team you want..

    • bkat11

      T-mobile has a league agreement to be the official sponsor of the MLB so don’t see that changing anytime soon. So we are good :) I also heard a rumor T-Mobile might try to steal NFL from Verizon at the next renewal period.

  • Mona Slatt

    Uuhhh, Seattle is NOT T-mobile’s home town, you are a shady German company & the last thing I want to see on Safeco feild is your ugly name in huge pink letters.

    • bkat11

      T-Mobille US is based in Bellvue WA. Their primary shareholer Deutsch Telecom is based out of Germany but only own 60% of TMOUS. So….Germany is NOT their home base

    • riverhorse

      I get your anger, Germans pronounce your surname indecently. But let’s give Germans a break, their products are renowned the world over for their high quality.
      And apart from that, pink is very appropriate in the West Coast, the favorite color of not only the girls, but the fellows, and Leftists–wait, that’s incessantly redundant–everyone.

      • riverhorse

        Pinky, with this super duper low-priced cellular plan AND the purchase of all remaining bands at the FCC auction, I will soon rule the world!!!
        Oh, Brain-err Mr. Legere, you are so intelligent!!!

    • Phone Guy

      Bitter, party of one. Your table is ready.

    • SirStephenH

      Wow. Who pissed in your Corn Flakes?

      T-Mobile US is headquartered in Bellevue which is part of the Seattle metro area. Also, it’s magenta, not pink and as a Washingtonian I have no issue with T-Mobile sponsoring the stadium.

    • Seanjeep

      The Dead Sea is the saltiest place on earth besides your negative attitude.

  • tranceformer978

    $3M /year? I’ve always thought these naming rights cost more.

    • HeatFan786

      Depends on the sport, market, and each side’s bargaining power. Traditionally, naming rights deals are expensive.