FARGO - Bell Bank has agreed to a 10-year naming rights deal for a $280 million multipurpose sports and entertainment complex under construction in Mesa, Ariz.
The 320-acre facility will be named Bell Bank Park and is scheduled to open in January 2022.
The partnership with Legacy Sports USA and Oak View Group Facilities, the managers and operators of the facility, was announced Tuesday, Sept. 21.
Financial details of the deal were not released.
Bell Bank Park will host youth and amateur sports teams and individual and team training. It is also designed to host various events, concerts, youth sports tournaments, and fitness opportunities..
The facility will feature a multi-purpose arena and outdoor 2.7-acre great lawn for concerts and events, plus indoor and outdoor facilities for soccer, baseball, softball, football, lacrosse, futsal, basketball, volleyball, pickleball, gymnastics, cheer, dance, obstacle course racing, multi-use arcade and e-sports, family fitness, youth camps and recreational sports, and performance training.
According to the website bellbankpark.com, facilities include:
- 8 softball and baseball fields
- 19 basketball courts
- 35 soccer, football and lacrosse fields
- 57 indoor volleyball courts
- 12 beach volleyball courts
- 41 pickelball courts
- 22 futsol courts
- 80-plus esports stations and competition stage
“This long-term agreement reinforces Bell Bank’s commitment to the Phoenix metro area,” Bell Bank CEO and President Michael Solberg said in a news release. “We’re proud to be the ‘official bank of Bell Bank Park.’ Our goal has always been not just to grow and thrive here, but to partner with those who want to bring people together and have a lasting impact. As a family-owned company, it’s been especially meaningful to us to connect with the Miller family at Legacy Sports USA, hear about the longtime vision, and become part of the story of what will now be called Bell Bank Park.”
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Bell Bank Park is expected to have a significant economic impact on Mesa and the East Valley area. It is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs and attract 5 million visitors annually.
“The opening of Bell Bank Park in 2022 will be an exciting moment for Mesa and the entire metro area. It is a venue where people from all over will enjoy experiences that create lifetime memories. Our participation in this venture embraces our mission to give back. We’re proud to be a part of such a tremendous undertaking,” added Kyle Kennedy, senior vice president and Arizona Market director for Bell Bank.
Bell Bank was founded in Fargo in 1966. It is one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing family- and employee-owned banks, with banking locations in Arizona, North Dakota and Minnesota and more than $10 billion in assets.