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New for 2016-17: KeyBank Center

The home of the Buffalo Sabres has undergone a name change, as it is now known as the KeyBank Center. Prior to this week’s announcement, the arena–which first opened in 1996–was branded as the First Niagara Center.  (more…)

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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 […]

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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 […]

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