JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CelebrityAccess) The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Florida is being renamed VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena after a naming rights agreement between the VyStar Credit Union and the City of Jacksonville.
This is the first naming rights agreement for the venue, which launched in 2003 with an Elton John concert and is home to several minor league teams such as the Jacksonville Sharks of the National Arena League.
“In coordination with veteran leaders, my staff and VyStar, we have an agreement that is good for taxpayers and at the same time creates new program funding for veterans in our City,” Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said. “This is a win for everyone involved, and I will work with the City Council to earn their approval.”
The agreement is still pending city council approval and includes initiatives like a veteran memorial, as well as discounts for veterans and VyStar members on concessions, tickets, and parking.