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Mohegan Sun buys naming rights to Wilkes-Barre arena

Wachovia Arena will be known as Mohegan Sun Arena come January.

Luzerne County Commissioners approved a naming-rights deal with the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs arena for the Wilkes-Barre facility now known as Wachovia Arena. The new name: Mohegan Sun Arena, which goes into effect Jan. 20.

Terms of the deal were not released.

This is the fourth naming-rights deal in 10 years for the arena, home of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).

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