Rocket Mortgage Takes the Lead as Exclusive Detroit Tigers Mortgage Partner and Opening Day Presenting Sponsor
Rocket Mortgage, part of Rocket Companies, along with the Detroit Tigers, today announced a strong, multi-year partnership – making the nation’s largest real estate lender the Tigers’ exclusive mortgage partner. As part of the collaboration, Rocket Mortgage will also be the presenting sponsor of the Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day at Comerica Park on April 8. Fans will take part in unique on-site activities and tour the ballpark for the first day open at full capacity in two years.
This partnership, Rocket Mortgage’s first with a Major League Baseball team, includes signage throughout Comerica Park, including unique branding on both foul posts. The “Rocket” foul posts in left and right field will bear the company’s iconic branding and Gate B, located at the corner of Witherell Street and East Adams Avenue, will be renamed “Rocket Mortgage Entry”.
“As a company with deep roots in Detroit, Rocket Mortgage is honored to partner with the Tigers, a team synonymous with the city we love. The rich heritage of the Tigers is a source of pride for Detroiters around the world, and we are thrilled to now be a part of the ball club’s legacy,” said Casey Hurbis, Chief Marketing Officer of Rocket Mortgage. “Together, we will use our partnership to shine a light on our hometown by creating a dynamic environment for fans to cheer on the Tigers and help bring about meaningful change to close the digital divide in Detroit.”
To help end the digital divide in Detroit, Rocket Mortgage has announced a new promotion in conjunction with its Tigers partnership. Every time a Tigers player hits a home run on the “Rocket” foul posts, Rocket Mortgage will donate $5,000 to the Connect 313 fund. If the home run results in a grand slam, the company will contribute $20,000 to bring digital connectivity and literacy to Detroiters.
The Connect 313 Fund was established in 2020. It is the coordinating body for citywide efforts to bridge the digital divide and ensure all Detroit residents have equitable access to the internet and technology. . The fund is a collaboration between the City of Detroit, the Rocket Mortgage Classic, Rocket Companies, Microsoft, and United Way of Southeastern Michigan.
“We are proud to partner with Rocket Mortgage, another Detroit-based company that is incredibly dedicated to our community,” said Chris McGowan, President and CEO of Ilitch Sports + Entertainment. “We look forward to working together to create special moments and memories for Tigers fans for years to come.”
The partnership also includes branding opportunities for Rocket Pro TPO, the division of Rocket Mortgage that works with independent mortgage brokers; and Rocket Homes, the technology-driven real estate service provider. Both brands are part of the Rocket Companies platform.
Fans can purchase individual match tickets for the 2022 season, including Opening Day, at Tigers.com.
Detroit-based Rocket Mortgage, the nation’s largest mortgage lender and part of Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT), enables the American dream of homeownership and financial freedom through its obsession with customer experience industry-leading and digitally driven. In late 2015, it introduced the first fully digital, fully online mortgage experience. Rocket Mortgage closed $351 billion in mortgage volume across all 50 states in 2021.
Rocket Mortgage moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010. Today, Rocket Mortgage and Rocket Companies employ 26,000 full-time members nationwide. The company generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Phoenix. Rocket Mortgage has been ranked first in the nation for customer satisfaction with mortgage services by JD Power for the past eight consecutive years, from 2014 to 2021.
Rocket Companies, the parent company of Rocket Mortgage, ranked #5 on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list in 2021 and has ranked in the top third of the list for 18 consecutive years.
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The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a founding member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series pennants and 11 American League pennants. The Tigers play their home games at Comerica Park located in the Detroit District, one of the nation’s largest sports and entertainment developments. For more information about the Tigers and Ilitch Companies, visit Tigers.com, DistrictDetroit.com and IlitchCompanies.com.
About Ilitch Sports + Entertainment
Ilitch Sports + Entertainment (IS+E) reinvents the power and potential to deliver world-class sports and entertainment experiences to fans, guests and corporate partners. IS+E was created as the joint business arm of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Olympia Parking and The District Detroit, the region’s emerging entertainment epicenter in the heart of the city. Ilitch Sports + Entertainment operates the award-winning Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park and the iconic Fox Theater, all within a four-block radius in the Detroit District. It also maintains a joint venture interest in 313 Presents and provides facilities management services for the Pine Knob Music Theater, the Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill and the Meadowbrook Amphitheater.