July 31, 2012

July 31, 2012

People's United Bank To Be Exclusive Banking/Financial Services Sponsor Of Chelsea Piers Connecticut

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Peoples United Bank announced today that it will be the exclusive financial services sponsor of Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) which opened in Stamford on July 9. As part of its sponsorship, the bank will offer visitors the convenience of a People's United-branded ATM centrally located near the main entrance of the facility. The bank will also benefit from additional on-site signage including in-house video screens, exclusive use of the venue for bank events, and other brand marketing opportunities.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut is a 400,000 square foot multi-sport sports complex patterned after the successful, proven formula of the original Chelsea Piers on the West Side of Manhattan which opened in 1995. Both locations combine state-of-the-art athletic facilities with high-level professional sports instruction to support the competitive and recreational sporting needs of its customers and members. Chelsea Piers Connecticut features athletic facilities for 26 different sports including 2 indoor NHL-sized ice rinks, a 100-yard indoor turf field, 12 squash courts, a 14,000 sq ft gymnastics center, an Olympic pool, seven tennis courts and five batting cages.

"We are very excited about the unique visibility and marketing opportunities that our association with Chelsea Piers Connecticut offers us," said Cindy Belak, First Vice President, Marketing, People's United Bank. "We are also pleased to have the opportunity to provide the convenience of a People's United Bank ATM at the facility for use by visitors at the sports complex, which draws from Fairfield and Westchester Counties, where we have a strong and growing presence".

"We are the market leader in Fairfield County where we have been serving customers since 1842 and are expanding in Westchester County where we added nine new, convenient seven-day Stop & Shop branches just last month" Belak added.

"We are proud to partner with People's United Bank," commented David A. Tewksbury, President of Chelsea Piers Connecticut. "Their sterling reputation at both the local and regional level, as well as their commitment to outstanding customer service, was very important to us. We're delighted that they will be part of the fabric of the Chelsea Piers Connecticut experience."

About People's United Bank
People's United Bank is a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with $28 billion in assets. People's United Bank, founded in 1842, is the largest independent bank headquartered in New England and provides commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of 416 retail locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire and Maine. Through its subsidiaries, People's United Financial provides equipment financing, brokerage and insurance services.

About Chelsea Piers Connecticut
Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) is a 400,000-sq-ft state-of-the-art sports and recreation facility located in Stamford, CT, just off I-95 at Exit 9. Slated to open July 9, 2012, Chelsea Piers Connecticut features several core sports facilities encompassing more than 20 sports.

  • Ice Rinks - Dual rink skating facility for ice hockey and figure skating
  • Aquatics Center – Olympic pool, warm water instructional and exercise pool, and 6,000 sq-ft water play area featuring three giant slides
  • Gymnastics Training Center – 14,000 sq-ft gymnastics training space and cheerleading program
  • Baseball and Softball Training Facility – Indoor turf infield and five batting cages
  • Field House – Indoor 100-yard turf field for soccer, lacrosse, and football; two hardwood courts for basketball and volleyball; and a 1/5-mile track.
  • SquashClub– 11 singles and one hardwood doubles court
  • Tennis Club - 7 indoor hard court tennis courts
  • Adventure Center – Trampolines, indoor rock wall, Little Athletes Gym, and five batting cages.


Like Chelsea Piers New York, CPCT combines athletic facilities with an extensive array of professional instructors and league programs for youths, teens and adults. Learn more at  www.chelseapiersct.com

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