Mets Reach Naming Rights Agreement, Champions Club Is Now The Hyundai Club

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FLUSHING, N.Y., March 18, 2013 – The New York Mets today announced a multi-year partnership with Hyundai for naming rights to the Hyundai Club, the only all-inclusive premium seating area at Citi Field.

The Hyundai Club, formerly known as the Champions Club, is located on the field level behind home plate with its 660 seats spanning to the dugouts. The all-inclusive gourmet buffet includes a daily chef selection of carved meats and pasta and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. A selection of peanuts, popcorn, fresh baked cookies and ice cream are also available.

Hyundai will have the exclusive right to showcase one of its vehicles on the Field Level concourse in front of the club for all 81 games.

The multi-year agreement is an expansion of a partnership that began last year with an outfield sign.

“We are proud to grow our relationship with Hyundai to including branding rights for one of the premiere seating locations at Citi Field,” said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President Business Operations. “Hyundai is the latest partner to join us for what will be an exciting All-Star season for Mets fans.”

“Citi Field provides a great venue to showcase an award-winning Hyundai line-up that continues to get even stronger,” said Ken Bloech, General Manager for Hyundai Motor America’s Eastern Region. “Over the course of the season, we look forward to having Mets’ fans enjoy games from the comfort of the Hyundai Club. We’ll also be displaying a range of vehicles from an all-new, three-row Santa Fe that’s perfect for families to a redesigned Equus sedan that delivers a higher level of refinement for the luxury segment.”

Other Corporate Partners of the Mets with naming rights for premium hospitality spaces at Citi Field include Delta Air Lines with the Delta Sky360 Club, Caesars Atlantic City with the Caesars Club, Amtrak with the Acela Club, Modell’s with the Modell’s Clubhouse and Party City with the Party City Deck.

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Thoughts from Joe D. – Initially the new Hyundai Club was slated to have 666 seats. But then word suddenly came down from the owners last month, to bring capacity down to 660 seats. Apparently there were some major concerns that Howard Megdal was going to expose the Satanic connection between Hyundai and the team, and start referring to birthday parties and corporate affairs as diabolical cult gatherings. Good thinking… 🙂

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