Sloan and the Chicago Cubs today announced that the manufacturer of water-efficient solutions has joined the MLB organization as a legacy partner and the team’s official water efficiency [artner. As part of this agreement, the Cubs training facility in Mesa, Ariz., will be named Sloan Park.
Sloan will help the Cubs expand its ongoing sustainability efforts and improve fan experience at Sloan Park and Wrigley Field. Water efficiency will help the organization reduce its overall environmental impact—especially important in areas prone to drought such as Arizona.
“We are a global organization founded in Chicago, so partnering with another iconic Chicago brand is a natural fit. Sloan products have been in Wrigley Field since 1914, and this exciting new partnership with the Chicago Cubs helps Sloan tell its story on a major level,” said Jim Allen, president of Sloan. “Water is an increasingly important natural resource. By helping communities and organizations like the Chicago Cubs save water, Sloan helps to raise awareness of water conservation in this country and around the world. Responsible use of water is critical to local communities and the world. This partnership gives us the opportunity to help build winning teams through sustainable solutions.”
The Cubs plan to integrate Wrigley Field and its surrounding facilities as part of the 1060 Project construction—helping the organization expand its ongoing sustainability efforts. Sloan will have brand presence at both ballparks including designated areas to showcase its products and technologies and fixed signage on the visiting team’s bullpen.
“Teaming up with Sloan is an important move for the Chicago Cubs,” said Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts. “Sloan brings more than a century of experience and success in creating cutting-edge water solutions for a wide variety of venues all around the world. We are pleased to work with and learn from Sloan as we enhance our facilities and build for the future.”
Sloan becomes the sixth legacy partner of the Chicago Cubs, joining Anheuser-Busch, ATI Physical Therapy, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Under Armour, and Wintrust.