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Credit Card Processor First Data Lands Naming Rights To Mets' Spring Training Complex

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 23 / 17

The Mets have signed a 10-year naming-rights agreement with credit card processor First Data for the club’s Spring Training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla. What was Tradition Field will now be known as First Data Field. Financial terms were not disclosed, but such recent deals have often reac...

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