Beginning of a New Era for Whitecaps and Fans
For 27 years Fifth Third Bank was the sponsor of the West Michigan Whitecaps ballpark but now there's a new sign up for a new era of baseball to begin.
What was once Fifth Third Ballpark is now the LMCU Ballpark for the next 10 years as Lake Michigan Credit Union is now the official sponsor of the Whitecaps home.
LMCU Ballpark is actually the third sponsor of the Whitecaps stadium. Before LMCU and Fifth Third Band the stadium was originally sponsored by Old Kent Bank in 1994 when the stadium originally opened.
I drive 131 to and from work each so last week I saw the workers taking down the Fifth Third Ballpark sign and this week they quickly slapped up the new LMCU Ballpark sign.
Even though the sign is different out front of the LMCU Ballpark and around the ballpark some new signage will be up, one thing will remain the same, good ol' baseball fun and one of the most affordable things for families to do in West Michigan is enjoy a day at the ballpark watching the Whitecaps.
The Whitecaps are starting this season on the road for a week in Fort Wayne, Indiana, when the take on TinCaps May 4th through the 9th. The Whitecaps will kick off their home opener May 11 when they take on the Great Lakes Loons for the week through Sunday May 16th.
Fans will be allowed at the games this year but for now it will be a limited number of fans that will be able to attend during May and June. With more people getting vaccinated, the Whitecaps hope to increase the number of fans at games beginning in July.
The name of the ballpark may have changed but the good family fun will remain the same.