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Thomas M. Cooley Law School Buys Naming Rights to Ballpark

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The ballpark for a minor league baseball team called the Lansing Lugnuts will be renamed the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Stadium.

The law school bought the naming rights to the ballpark, which will sport the law school’s name in time for the season opener in April, the Lansing State Journal reports. The law school’s contract for the rights lasts at least 10 years.

The stadium had been called Oldsmobile Park since 1996, but General Motors gave up the naming rights in its bankruptcy reorganization. GM had a 15-year, $1.5 million contract for the naming rights, according to the article. The source for the Lansing State Journal story, Cooley board member James Butler, didn’t know the figure to be paid by Cooley.

“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,” Butler told the newspaper.

Above the Law noted the story. The Lugnuts are the Class A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, the blog says.

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