SIU Arena renamed Banterra Center under multi-million dollar agreement

SIU Arena now Banterra Center

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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Posted by KFVS-TV on Thursday, May 16, 2019

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