Law Schools

Right to Name Minor League Stadium Will Cost Cooley Law School $1.48M

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The Thomas M. Cooley Law School is paying $1.48 million over 11 years for naming rights to the stadium for a minor league baseball team called the Lansing Lugnuts.

The Lansing State Journal had the story. The Lansing-based Cooley is the nation’s largest law school with about 3,600 students at four campuses in Michigan, the newspaper says.

Cooley board member James Butler previously told the Lansing State Journal why the school bought the naming rights. “We thought it was a good opportunity for us, in reference to being very much a part of the community, and also it would be very good for attraction of new students,” he said. At the time, Butler said he didn’t have the financial details of the deal.

General Motors gave up the naming rights in its bankruptcy reorganization. The ballpark will now be called the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Stadium. The Lugnuts are the Class A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

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