The Phillies beloved spring training home down in Florida is likely to have a new name when the tiki bar denizens return to Clearwater come March.
Bright House Field has been a destination for Phillies fans every spring looking for a chance to ditch the cold Philadelphia weather and watch their baseball team tune things up before the real thing comes along in April.
But that sports complex could have a different name in 2017. That's because Bright House was acquired by another company recently.
Here's how the Tampa Bay Times described the deal last month: "Customers around Tampa Bay who subscribed to Bright House Networks cable TV, Internet or landline service are now being served by Charter Communications' Spectrum brand."
The Times' Jerome Stockfisch spoke with Charter's director of communications for Florida, Joe Durken, who declined to comment specifically about the name of the Phillies' spring training home, but did say that the Bright House name will be "changing across the footprint."
We were unable to confirm a new name but have heard that "Spectrum Field" is a real posibility and that crews are already working on changing signage down at the park.
It's been over seven years since the last event -- a Pearl Jam concert -- took place at the fabled Spectrum arena in Philadelphia. While this new name for the baseball field has no real relation to the old arena, it should help keep the memory alive when Philly dads putting sun tan lotion on their kids attempt to describe those weird basement bathrooms of the "old Spectrum."
UPDATE: As reader Steve Potter points out, a poster at the Stadium already says "Spectrum Field."
@The700Level the poster at the field showing schedule already says Spectrum Field— Steve potter (@JpoppaCool) December 19, 2016