The South Bend Cubs announced Tuesday that naming rights have been sold for the rooftop deck atop an apartment complex being built adjacent to Four Winds Field. Here is the press release from the team:
Andrew T. Berlin, owner of the South Bend Cubs, announced this afternoon that United Federal Credit Union is the naming rights sponsor for the new Rooftop Apartment Deck at Four Winds Field.
“United Federal Credit Union is excited to expand our successful relationship with the South Bend Cubs, an organization that knows, like we do, how special the South Bend community is,” said Terry O’Rourke, President/CEO of United Federal Credit Union. “Forging this partnership with the team is just one example of our continued commitment to this community and improving the lives of those who live here.”
Opening in June, the United Federal Credit Union Rooftop is a distinctive feature of the new Ivy at Berlin Place apartment building #2. Positioned just over the leftfield wall at Four Winds Field, it will feature space for 300 fans with a full bar, food service and grandstand.
“We’ve designed this to give South Bend Cubs fans the same type of rooftop experience that you can have at Wrigley in Chicago,” Berlin added. “It’s exactly 435 feet from home plate. And, it’s great to have a partner like United Federal Credit Union be a big part of the baseball experience in South Bend.”
An illuminated United Federal Credit Union sign will be displayed on the south face of the building and other United Federal Credit Union branding will be featured throughout the stadium.
“The rooftop space is going to be amazing and we are very much looking forward to sharing it with the community. This space will be used for both game nights and private parties,” said Joe Hart, president of the South Bend Cubs. “Typically, most of our hospitality areas are only available for corporate rentals, but with the partnership of United Federal Credit Union we will set aside two games per month in which the public will be able to buy tickets and experience this first-class space.”
Berlin, who is investing $23 million in the Ivy at Berlin Place apartments, will now have his own apartment at Four Winds Field.
Set to open in mid-summer, the Ivy at Berlin Place features sound-proofing throughout and shatterproof glass. “We’re even removing the fog horn that’s typically used when someone hits a homerun,” Hart added. “This will be the place to be, but we do understand that people who live here will sometimes want a little quiet in their apartments.”