Leading pop culture consumer products company, Funko, and Everett-based Seattle Mariners Class A affiliate, the Everett AquaSox, recently announced a six-year partnership that will change the name of Everett Memorial Field to Funko Field.
Funko was originally founded in Snohomish County in 1998, but it wasn’t until 2017 that the company began setting down roots in downtown Everett. That’s when it debuted its new corporate headquarters and its 17,000-square-foot flagship store on Wetmore Avenue.
“Funko has been a prominent fixture in the community since moving to downtown Everett,” Funko Chief Executive Officer Brian Mariotti said in a statement. “Our commitment to the community and our employees has never wavered. This partnership is a terrific opportunity to further engage with our fans and neighbors by cheering on the home team together.”
AquaSox General Manager Danny Tetzlaff echoed Mariotti’s statement regarding community. “We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Funko,” he said in a statement. “With a shared commitment to the local community, this will be a homerun for everyone for years to come. Partnering with the iconic Funko brand will make a night at the ballpark even more memorable.”
In addition to field naming rights, the partnership includes Funko branded stadium décor, promotional giveaways, and special events. These events, known as Funko Fridays, will offer fans Funko related items and promotions at every Friday home game starting on opening night, June 21 against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.
For more information and tickets (on sale May 14), visit the Everett AquaSox online.