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SIU Board approves renaming Arena

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UPDATED: MAY 16, 2019 4:20 p.m.

CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- The SIU Arena is now the Banterra Center. 

Banterra Bank and SIU have reached a ten year agreement with a ten year extension option that could be worth up to $10 million to the university.


CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- The SIU Board of Trustees has approved a plan to sell naming rights to the SIU Arena.

The vote was unanimous, with trustee Roger Tedrick recusing himself from the decision. 

SIU interim chancellor John Dunn says the deal will bring in $10 million for the university. The new name is being kept private until an event later Thursday afternoon.

Look for updates on News 3 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

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