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New for 2014: Smoothie King Center

Smoothie King Center

Boy, everything is changing in the Big Easy, as the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans have sold naming rights to New Orleans Arena to area firm Smoothie King, resulting in Smoothie King Center. Read More »

Fort Wayne: Naming rights for War Memorial Coliseum?

Allen County is considering a sale of naming rights to War Memorial Coliseum, home of the Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL) and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League). Read More »

Naming-rights deal for New Orleans Arena draws criticism

The decision by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board to purchase naming rights to New Orleans Arena is drawing criticism from state legislators. The arena is home to the New Orleans Hornets (NBA). The board is using money from a $30-million settlement account relating to the BP oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Some state legislators ... Read More »

Chesapeake Energy snares OKC naming rights

{jathumbnail off} The home of the Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) will have a new name and a new look for the 2011-2012 season (if it happens), as Chesapeake Energy buys naming rights to the arena. The deal for Chesapeake Energy Arena is an extension of an existing relationship between the pair, as Chesapeake is one of the Thunder’s five Founding ... Read More »

Dunkin’ Donuts extends Providence naming-rights deal

Dunkin’ Donuts Center will keep its name for another ten years, as the purveyor of sugary delights and the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority signed an extension to their naming-rights deal at the home of the Providence Bruins (AHL). Dunkin’ Donuts will pay $425,000 annually for naming rights, sponsorship and advertising at The Dunk. In addition, the firm will promote ... Read More »

Turning around the ship at JQH Arena

Despite some successful events and a main tenant that draws well, Missouri State University is struggling to avoid losses at JQH Arena. One solution: beer sales. The problem for MSU officials: the arena breaks even operationally, but there’s not enough revenue for debt service. The $67-million arena was built after John Q. Hammons stepped up with a $30-million gift, but ... Read More »

Big winner in NBA Finals? American Airlines

With American Airlines Arena and American Airlines Center hosting all games in the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks, there’s one big winner here: American Airlines. Of course, this isn’t the first time American Airlines pulled off the unlikely coup: the two teams met in the 2006 NBA Finals, giving the airline the same sort of exposure. ... Read More »

Quebecor commits real money to new Quebec City arena

{jathumbnail off} Canadian media giant Quebecor is making public its financial commitment to a new Quebec City arena, and it’s pretty substantial: between $110 million and $200 million, depending on whether the facility lands an NHL team. The funding commitment is in two areas and on two levels. First, there’s a baseline commitment of $33 million for arena naming rights; ... Read More »

City, province to split cost of new Quebec City arena

It’s a much simpler deal than many anticipated, as Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume and Quebec Premier Jean Charest today announced the city and the province would split the cost of a new NHL-level 18,000-seat arena, with the hard cost of the project capped at $400 million. The announce came after months of speculation about how a new arena would ... Read More »

Conseco name to stay on Pacers arena

The Conseco Fieldhouse name will live on despite the brand disappearing from the marketplace, as officials with CNO Financial Group — the new name for Conseco — decide to keep the old name for now. The firm is 12 years into a 20-year, $40-million naming-rights deal for the home of the Indiana Pacers (NBA). The firm went through the name ... Read More »

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