San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos speaks at press conference


By Michel Nolan, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/28/2012 06:40:49 PM PDT

San Manuel Stadium is ready for the Inland Empire 66ers to host their California League matchups.

Ready to serve hot dogs.

Ready for screaming fans.

Home of the city’s minor league baseball team, the 16-year-old stadium has been renamed to honor the longstanding parnership with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, it was announced on Wednesday.

“This is an evolution of our partnership that we are unveiling naming rights,” said Donna Tuttle, 66ers co-owner.

“Visually, we have the new signs of an important collaboration that has been going on for years,” she said.

The name change does not affect the Inland Empire 66ers ownership. The team is still owned by Elmore Sports Group and is affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

“The people of the San Manuel are not new to coming to this stadium,” said Tribal Chairman James Ramos. “We used to go to Fiscalini Field, now we have a beautiful stadium we can come to and share – root people on, eat the hot dogs and yell at the ump when he makes a bad call.”

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