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Mets Spring Training Facility Still Looking For Naming-Rights Partner

Digital Domain ended its $100,000-a-year contract with the Mets in late September
The Mets will be celebrating “their 25th spring training in Port St. Lucie in a stadium without an official name,” according to Jon Santucci of the TCPALM.com. St. Lucie, Fla. County Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky said that no deal for the naming rights for the county-owned stadium “appears imminent.” Dzadovsky said, "We've not sealed a deal." He added, “Hopefully, we can get something done soon." The stadium had been named Digital Domain Park “since 2010, but the Digital Domain Media Group ended the $100,000-a-year contract with the Mets during its bankruptcy filing in late September.” The stadium “temporarily is being called Mets Stadium.” Mets Florida Operations Dir Paul Taglieri in December said that the team “hoped to have a new corporate sponsor by spring training.” The Mets are the “ones negotiating any naming rights deal, but Dzadovsky serves as a conduit between local companies and the Mets.” He said that approximately “six local companies had been in contact with the Mets in some form” (TCPALM.com, 1/8).
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