WakeMed to Continue Naming Rights Sponsorship of Soccer Park | Sports Destination Management

WakeMed to Continue Naming Rights Sponsorship of Soccer Park

Jul 26, 2021

The Town of Cary and North Carolina Football Club have partnered with WakeMed to extend the existing naming rights of the 150-acre WakeMed Soccer Park facility for the next three calendar years, through 2023.

This arrangement continues the partnership that has had WakeMed as the naming sponsor of Cary’s soccer park since 2008, and is a major part in Cary’s goal to maintain the Town as an amateur sports destination.

“We are thrilled to continue this partnership with WakeMed for another three years,” said Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht. “Fans, visitors, and residents throughout the area recognize the facility’s iconic branding and its importance to local sports in Cary and the entire region.”

The agreement would grant WakeMed the continued naming rights for the soccer park (minus the stadium), fields 2 through 8, and the cross-country course. The agreement permits WakeMed to have signs and banners at various locations throughout the park, similar to the signs and banners in place under the most recent agreement.

About WakeMed Soccer Park

The Town has managed the 158-acre complex known as the “WakeMed Soccer Park” since 2004. The Park is leased from the State of North Carolina based on a ground lease between the State of North Carolina and Wake County dated July 6, 1999 and amended twice (Wake County subleased the Park to the Town in 2004 and assigned all its interest in the Park to the Town in 2008). One of the amendments to the Ground Lease permits the Town to enter into subleases of the Park with professional sports teams. The Park has been home to a professional soccer team since 2006 when the Town first entered into a sublease with the RailHawks.

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