Noblesville Schools announced today that Noblesville-based Beaver Materials has secured the naming rights to their football field, which will now be called Beaver Field. The field was previously named for Hare Chevrolet, who in 2006 struck one of the earliest high school naming rights agreements of its kind.
The agreement, worth $83,000 over five years, provides Beaver Materials with four signage opportunities at the facility in addition to the name. Signage will begin changing from Hare to Beaver immediately and the Beaver Field name will be officially dedicated at the August 24 home game against Carmel.
“The Beaver family has been part of Noblesville for five generations and giving back is important to us,” said Chris Beaver, Beaver Materials owner. “Multiple generations of my family have a personal connection to this field and we could not be more excited to have this opportunity to highlight our love and commitment for the Noblesville community. This is an honor not just for Beaver Materials, but for all Beaver family members.”
“Chris has been a long-time supporter of Noblesville Schools and the Noblesville community as a business leader, coach and philanthropist,” said Dr. Beth Niedermeyer, superintendent of Noblesville Schools. “We appreciate his support of Noblesville Schools and look forward to enjoying some great events at Beaver Field.”
Beaver Materials constructed parts of the facility including the ticket booth, concessions and bathrooms.
The Beaver agreement is for the current field specifically. The district has indicated previously that they are exploring the construction of a new multi-purpose stadium that could provide more space and flexible-use options than the current facility. If built, the new facility would be funded through a municipal bond (loan) and would not impact property taxes or use any referendum dollars.