Thomas M. Cooley Law School has invested $1.485 million into the City of Lansing and its minor league baseball team, the Lansing Lugnuts. On Feb. 22, president and dean of the Cooley Law School Don LeDuc and Lansing mayor Virg Bernero announced that the Downtown Lansing baseball stadium will officially be named the Cooley Law School Stadium.
“Lansing is where Cooley started and remains its home campus. Cooley and Lansing have a 38-year history of growth together,” says Don LeDuc. “Further associating Cooley, the Lugnuts, and the City of Lansing is to our mutual benefit, as well as of great benefit to our students.”
The Lansing Lugnuts and Cooley Law School signed an 11-year sponsorship agreement, which mirrors the stadium lease between the team and the City of Lansing. The new stadium name agreement allows the baseball club and the city to evenly split the sponsorship support.
“The portion going to the Lugnuts will help them provide one of the best sports and entertainment values in the country through low ticket prices,” LeDuc adds. “The City will benefit from added revenue in a tight financial time for government.”
Source: Don LeDuc, Cooley Law
Writer: Suban Nur Cooley