EKU and CG Bank Announce Partnership for Roy Kidd Stadium Ground Naming Rights

EKU and CG Bank Announce Partnership for Roy Kidd Stadium Ground Naming Rights

Field to be named CG Bank Field at Roy Kidd Stadium

RICHMOND, Ky. – Citizens Guaranty Bank and Eastern Kentucky University today announced the signing of an 11-year naming rights partnership for the gaming surface at Roy Kidd Stadium. Effective now, EKU Football Team will now play at CG Bank Ground in Roy Kidd Stadium. The deal provides the university with $1.15 million.

“EKU is grateful for this opportunity to partner with CG Bank. This partnership will strengthen our athletic program, allowing us to invest in our student-athletes, athletic facilities, and ultimately the experience of our entire community. student body and our athletic community,” EKU said. President David McFaddin. “The excitement of collegiate athletics enriches the student experience and allows them to create lasting memories of their time at EKU. Sporting events connect our relationship between town and dress as Colonel fans fill stadiums to encourage our student-athletes. I believe this partnership is yet another step towards the university’s mission to be innovative as we transform the eastern experience.”

Roy Kidd The stadium has hosted the Colonel’s football team since 1969. In 2021, EKU ranked 10th nationally in total attendance and 14th in average attendance, attracting 11,539 fans per contest.

“CG Bank is honored to be partnering with Eastern Kentucky University today,” said Kathy Samples, president and CEO of CG Bank. “For 50 years, Citizens Guaranty Bank has strived to help grow with our customers, many of whom have been students, then parents and now grandparents of children at EKU. We are pleased to join Eastern in a partnership aiming to strive for excellence in the classroom, on the football field, in our communities and in the region at large.”

Under the agreement, the CG Bank Field name will appear in multiple locations across Roy Kidd Stadium and field.

“This transformational partnership with CG Bank is significant in helping propel the university and EKU Athletics to new heights,” said the Vice President and Athletic Director. Matt Rouan. “I am particularly impressed with the bold vision of the CG Bank leadership team, as well as their mission to help customers improve their lives and achieve their dreams while actively supporting our communities where they live and work. This vision and mission aligns with our own. We are incredibly grateful and proud to join this partnership to enhance the experience for our student-athletes and our fans.”

This is the first corporate naming rights partnership for an EKU athletics facility.