CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A press conference was held at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at SIU Arena for a historic announcement.
It was announced that SIU Arena is now named Banterra Center. It’s a multi-million dollar agreement according to SIU Athletics.
The arena opened in 1964, 55-years-ago.
According to SIU, the partnership is the largest corporate naming-rights agreement in the univerisity’s 150-year history, the first corporate naming-rights agreement for a SIU athletic facility and the first naming right.
Several southern Illinois mayors were on hand for the announcement.
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