UIC unveils marquee with arena's new name

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School officials say the 15-year naming rights deal for the arena on the UIC campus will benefit students.

While some may always call it the Pavilion, the arena at the University of Illinois at Chicago has a new name.

A marquee was unveiled Friday with the facility's new name, the Credit Union 1 Arena.

Last month, the credit union agreed to enter into a 15-year, $9.3 million naming rights deal with the university. Credit Union 1 will also contribute $750,000 toward various scholarships at the school.

"Credit Union 1 has served the UIC community for many years and we are proud to have the Credit Union 1 Arena on our university campus as a visible symbol of our shared commitment," UIC chancellor Michael Amiridis said in a statement.

The Flames (3-4) take on the Loyola Ramblers (4-3) on Saturday at the newly named arena.
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