Ice Park Drops Mediacom Name

While there will still be plenty of slap shots and high sticking, exciting ice hockey action won’t be inside Mediacom Ice Park.

That’s because the park no longer bears the name of the local cable company.

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board announced that the ten-year agreement for naming the Jordan Valley Ice Park expired at the end of 2018. The park, previously called Jordan Valley Ice Park, is reverting to that name.

The tennis stadium at Cooper Tennis Complex, which had also bore the Mediacom name, will also be renamed.

“The Park Board would like to thank Mediacom for really stepping up with their financial support of these facilities over the past ten-year period,” Director of Parks Bob Belote stated in a media release. “Their sponsorship has been integral to the success of both the ice park and the tennis stadium. Mediacom also continues to professionally produce and televise a number of our parks sports activities, including Springfield Lasers matches, and that has greatly enhanced our overall level of service as well.”

The agreement between Mediacom and the Park Board generated $200,000 a year.

The Park Board says as of now there are no cuts to operations or staffing at the facilities.