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MARINERS STILL TALKING ABOUT NAMING RIGHTS, BUT NO DEAL YET
Published May 11, 1998
The Mariners and the Safeco Insurance Co. "both denied they have an agreement" to sell the company naming rights for the team's new ballpark, according to a report in the SEATTLE TIMES. Mariners Dir of PR Dave Aust said that no deal has been signed and that "none was imminent." Aust also said that the team is "still negotiating with several companies." Safeco spokesperson Pat Hillis "confirmed that Safeco has talked to the Mariners about naming rights," but said that there "is no deal" (SEATTLE TIMES, 5/8).