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• In conjunction with the official grand opening of its Americas headquarters, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and the Nashville Predators unveiled an additional five-year extension for the naming rights agreement for Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators. Initially signed in March 2010, the extended terms now ensure Bridgestone naming rights through 2025. Financial terms were not shared.
• Research, marketing and consulting firm NewZoo, San Francisco, has increased its estimate of the market size for global games for 2016-20 “based on an even stronger performance than anticipated in the first three quarters of the year. NewZoo now says that the global games market would generate $116 billion in game software revenues, $7.1 billion higher than previously estimated and nearly 11% growth vs. 2016. The firm now estimates that the category will hit $143.5 billion in 2020.

• Univision Deportes said it would conclude the year as the “leading sports brand delivering the most soccer viewing in the country throughout 2017.” Univision Deportes said this past year it earned the highest share of soccer viewing in the U.S. among 29 networks broadcasting live soccer, claiming over 40% of all viewing across the networks of Univision. It also said it led the industry by “broadcasting 19 out of 20 top-rated club soccer matches in 2017, regardless of language.”
• The NBA has named Indianapolis as the site for the 2021 All-Star Game, to be played in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Feb. 14. The next three NBA All-Star Games are: Los Angeles (Staples Center, Feb. 18, 2018), Charlotte (Spectrum Center. Feb. 17, 2019) and Chicago (United Center, Feb. 16, 2020). Cleveland said it would seek to host the 2022 game, which would be the 70th All-Star Game in league history.

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Apr192010

KFC Plucks $13.5M Naming Rights Deal To New Louisville Arena

The KFC Yum! Center is scheduled to open in Louisville this fall.April 19, 2010: Yum! Brands, which oversees such food brands as KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, said it has secured the naming rights for the new arena scheduled to open in downtown Louisville, Ky., this fall.

The $13.5 million, ten-year agreement is between Yum! Brands and Team Services, a naming rights agency that was retained by the Louisville Arena Authority. The deal includes a "right of first negotiation to extend the agreement for five years beyond the ten-year agreement if both parties agree in the eighth year," according to Yum! Brands.

The KFC Yum! Center will be home to the University of Louisville men's and women's basketball and will play host a variety of top concerts and family events, per LAA. Already committed to the venue is the 2012 NCAA Women’s  Volleyball Championship, to be held Dec. 13-15, 2012.

Other KFC Yum! Center partners include Coca-Cola, Norton Healthcare and McDonald's Restaurants of Kentuckian Co-op.

Yum! Brands, headquartered in Louisville, will have "prominent exterior signage positions, including overlooking the Ohio River, as well as a position on the arena roof," according to Yum! Brands. Within the 721,000 square-foot arena there will be seven different restaurant concession areas where consumers can purchase KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut products, which will vary depending on the event being held at the Center. Yum! Brands also gets other perks, including a double center court suite, digital messaging rights, an interior signage package and premium hospitality options.

“Yum! Brands is extremely proud that Louisville’s newest and most spectacular venue will be named the KFC Yum! Center,” David Novak, chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, said in a statement, “As the world’s largest restaurant company based in Louisville, with 1,400 local employees, we have always been committed to investing in our own hometown . . . The KFC Yum! Center is another great way for us to give back to the community and make it a great place for our employees and their families."

According to Jim Host, chairman of the Louisville Arena Authority, We are absolutely thrilled to unveil our new arena name, KFC Yum! Center. We have been patient throughout this process, knowing the excitement was building for this particular day when we could announce which company would capitalize on this marquee naming rights partnership.”

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