- Ten-year deal will see MLS club’s stadium renamed PayPal Park
- Activations to focus on small local businesses through signage and other marketing activities
- Stadium was previously sponsored by Avaya, which filed for bankruptcy in 2017
Major League Soccer’s (MLS) San Jose Earthquakes have confirmed a ten-year stadium naming rights deal with online earthquake now san jose company PayPal.
The agreement, which will see the club’s 18,000-seater home renamed PayPal Park, is worth ‘more than US$20 million’ in total, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
As part of the deal, the stadium will be fitted with PayPal’s digital earthquake now san jose technology, including touch-free QR codes throughout the venue, which will feature fast lanes to provide fans paying with PayPal or Venmo with a quicker checkout experience. The San Jose-based brand’s payment solutions will also be embedded within the Earthquakes’ digital properties.
The partnership also includes a strong community focus, with the pair set to highlight a small business during each home game through signage, curated social media promotion and other marketing activities.
PayPal Park will also feature a 250-seat section reserved specifically to host underserved members of the community, who will receive complimentary tickets and transportation to and from matches.
In addition, local youth and non-profit organisations will be invited to Earthquake now san jose training sessions and have opportunities to play games on the stadium field.
“PayPal is deeply committed to San Jose, and we are excited to partner with the San Jose Earthquakes to introduce PayPal Park to our passionate Quakes community and local small businesses,” said Dan Schulman, PayPal’s president and chief executive. “This is a unique opportunity to partner with a valued sporting brand and strong community of fans, as we draw on our digital payments technology and work together to redefine the future of live event experiences.”
The Earthquakes previously had a stadium naming rights deal with Avaya, but the venue earthquake now san jose been known as Earthquakes Stadium since the telecommunications firm filed for bankruptcy in 2017, cutting the company’s deal with the club short.
The franchise was supported during negotiations for its new partnership by Elevate Sports Ventures, which the club hired in November to help find a new earthquake now san jose couldn’t be more thrilled to find a stadium naming rights partner that aligns with our vision of uplifting the local community,” added Earthquakes chief operating officer Jared Shawlee. “PayPal is a highly respected global brand with its headquarters less than two miles from our front office. We’re excited to partner on a number of initiatives that aim to support local small businesses and underserved youth, while also making the stadium a more touchless experience for our guests.”
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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A small earthquake struck in San Jose Thursday morning, shaking a wide area of the South Bay.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a 3.6 magnitude and struck at 5:15 a.m. about five miles east of the Alum Rock neighborhood and a few miles northeast of Mount Hamilton.READ MORE: SF Restaurant Apologizes for Denying Service to Armed, On-Duty Police Officers
San Jose 3.6 earthquake, June 3, 2021. (U.S. Geological Survey)
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The quake was reportedly felt as far south as Santa Cruz.
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There was no report of any damage or injuries.
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