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Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Place Naming Rights Extended

Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins

The home of hockey’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) will continue to be known as Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Place until 2030, under the terms of an extended naming-rights agreement. 

The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Place naming-rights deal was originally set to expire in 2020, but a new agreement to effectively lengthen it is in place. A 10-year deal was announced on Thursday, with the pact calling for the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority to receive $2.875 million over the duration of the agreement.

That will allow the two sides to continue a naming-rights partnership that first went into effect in 2010. More from Times Leader:

Ed Harry, chairman of the 11-member authority that oversees the arena, said the partnership has worked out well for the first 10 years.

“We are looking forward to continue another 10 years,” Harry said.

The authority will receive $275,000 for each of the first five years of the contract and $300,000 for each of the remaining five years. The term runs from January 2020 to January 2030.

Under the existing contract, the authority was paid $225,000 for the first half and $250,000 for the second half.

The Wilkes-Barre Township-based venue originally opened as the Northeastern Pennsylvania Civic Arena and Convention Center in 1999, and began hosting the Penguins that same year.

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