Onondaga County and NBT Bank officials announced that the county's baseball stadium, Alliance Bank Stadium, will be renamed NBT Bank Stadium.
Norwich-based NBT Bank completed its merger with Syracuse-based Alliance Bank over the weekend, and the larger bank's name is surviving the merger.
The 11,117-seat stadium is home to the Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
County Executive Joanie Mahoney said the county is responsible under the stadium's naming rights agreement to pay for the estimated $60,000 cost of replacing the signs. However, NBT has agreed to pay half of the cost, she said.
Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney along with NBT Bank President and CEO Martin Dietrich and NBT Bank Executive VP Jack Webb announced that Alliance Bank Stadium will be renamed NBT Bank Stadium.
Alliance Bank acquired the naming rights to the stadium in 2005 when the P&C Foods supermarket chain, which had the naming rights since the stadium's opening in 1997, went bankrupt.