By Mike Sunnucks
The Rattlers field at US Airways Center in Phoenix will be called Ak-Chin Field and the tribe’s seal will be displayed on the field and around the arena. Financial terms of the sponsorship were not disclosed.
California-based UltraStar Cinemas—which has movie theater, bowling alley and entertainment complex at a new development on Ak-Chin land in Maricopa—is also part of the sponsorship deal.
The 937-member tribe owns Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino in Maricopa and also has some industrial and commercial enterprises on its Pinal County reservation. The deal does not involve the casino, which is about 60 miles south of Phoenix.