After one year with the new and improved Governors Stadium, APSU agreed to a 25-year $2.5 million contract with Fortera Credit Union which will see the home of APSU football renamed to Fortera Stadium on April 23.
“The people of this community, people and businesses like Fortera, are what provides us the great opportunity we have to be a highly successful and competitive athletics department,” APSU Athletic Director Ryan Ivey said to letsgopeay.com. “Without their support and generosity, we couldn’t do what we do.”
On April 23, APSU will have a day full of festivities to commemorate the renaming including a softball game, a baseball game and a spring football game.
The softball game against Jacksonville State at Cheryl Holt Field begins at noon. At 1 p.m., the Govs baseball team will take on Eastern Kentucky at Raymond C. Hand Park.
Tailgate Alley will open at 3 p.m.
for all tailgaters eager for the highly anticipated football season.
The spring football game begins at 4 p.m.
After the game, at approximately 5:45 p.m., a naming ceremony will take place with Tom Kane, president and CEO of Fortera Credit Union, and APSU President Alisa White. Afterward, there will be a concert and fireworks show.
At the end of the 2013 season, APSU demolished the home side of the stadium and completely renovated it for the start of the 2014 season.
“First and foremost, thank you to Fortera Credit Union for entering into this new and exciting partnership with APSU,” APSU President Alisa White said to letsgopeay.com. “Fortera has been a part of this community for more than 60 years, and many of its leaders and employees have earned their degrees from the University. We are proud of their accomplishments and are celebrating our partnership and our shared values and goals. We are honored that Fortera Credit Union wants to be part of APSU’s future.”