Salt Lake Bees stadium gets new name

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IMG_20140305_101029_058SALT LAKE CITY — Spring Mobile Ballpark, home of the Salt Lake Bees Triple-A baseball team, will now be known as Smith’s Ballpark.

Officials with Miller Sports Properties, Salt Lake City and Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, Inc. made the announcement about the multi-year partnership and naming rights agreement Wednesday.

Smith’s Food & Drug began as a single store in Brigham City, Utah in 1932. Smith’s is currently a division of the Kroger Co., and has 6,700 Utah associates serving customers throughout 47 stores.

The six-year naming rights agreement between the Bees and Smith’s will begin with the 2014 season. The Bees kick off the season on April 3 with eight home games against Sacramento and Fresno.