HOUSTON, TX (CelebrityAccess) — The University of Houston has settled their legal dispute The family of the late Harris County Judge Roy Hofheinz over the naming rights for the venue that will replace historic Hofheinz Pavilion.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Hofheinz Pavilion will be rebuilt and get a new name, but the university will recognize the Hofheinz's contributions by other means, including a bronze statue and a road near the venue renamed for the late judge.
Descendants of the late Judge Roy Hofheinz had taken issue with the school's plan to rename the venue, which was originally named the Hofheinz Pavilion following his $1.5 million toward its construction in 1969.
Construction on the new 7,400-seat, $60 million arena will begin after the 2016-17 season, the Chronicle said. – staff Writers