UD Trucks lends name to Ageo baseball stadium, helping support sports in the city

UD Trucks Press release | February 08, 2022

On February 7, 2022, UD Trucks announced that it has acquired the naming rights for the Ageo Municipal Baseball Stadium in the first-ever tender of public facilities by Ageo City. The venue will be renamed UD Trucks Ageo Stadium.

The naming rights contract will run for three years, from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2025. Under the agreement, UD Trucks will pay 3 million yen annually to Ageo City for the naming rights. These funds will go to supporting the Ageo City "Sports Promotion Plan", which works to improve the access and opportunities to participate in sports. UD Trucks will work closely with the city to develop action plans to effectively use the stadium for the benefit of all residents.

At the signing ceremony in Ageo City, Takamitsu Sakamaki, President of UD Trucks said, “We are honored to have become the naming rights partner for the stadium. We want to contribute to the Ageo community by supporting the various public initiatives and hope the citizens of Ageo can become more familiar with us by seeing our name on the stadium".

Minoru Hatakeyama, Mayor of Ageo City, commented, “We are very happy to have UD Trucks put its name on this facility. From April it will be known as the UD Trucks Ageo Stadium - a place loved by baseball enthusiasts. Together with UD Trucks, we will continue our valuable partnership to make Ageo City an even better place to live".

Better Life for communities

Through its Better Life purpose, UD Trucks seeks to make life better for people and planet through its business activities.

Ageo City, where UD Trucks headquarters is located, is deeply involved in the community. UD Trucks has sponsored the Ageo City Marathon since 2013, and the company has been holding traffic safety seminars for Ageo City elementary school children since 2016. In addition to these ongoing activities, UD Trucks donated masks to Ageo City nursery and elementary schools during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

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