Everett arena to get new name

Angel of the Winds Casino signs on for naming rights, replaces Xfinity

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 1:38pm
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The Everett arena has a new name. COURTESY PHOTO, The Herald

The Everett arena has a new name. COURTESY PHOTO, The Herald

The Everett Public Facilities District announced Wednesday that an agreement has been reached with Angel of the Winds Casino Resort on a 10-year naming rights partnership through 2028.

The value and terms of the naming rights deal are for $3.4 million over the life of the contract, according to a media release.

“We are thrilled to announce and formally welcome everyone to Angel of the Winds Arena,” said Rick Comeau, arena general manager. “Angel of the Winds Casino Resort has been an important sponsor, and supporter, of the building for well over the last five years. After a thorough, months-long search throughout the region, we can think of no one better to expand our partnership with, and come aboard long-term for the arena naming rights.”

Kent’s accesso ShoWare Center reached a similar $3 million over 10 years agreement earlier this year to add accesso to the arena’s name. England-based accesso (which uses the small letter a for its name, which is Italian for access or admission) bought in 2014 California-based VisionOne, Inc., which owned ShoWare.

Under the new deal, the arena will be rebranded immediately. New exterior signage will go up over the coming months, along with updates within the arena to reflect the name change.

“The arena at Everett is one of the Northwest’s leading sports and entertainment venues, which is why the Stillaguamish Tribe is proud to be entering into a sponsorship agreement to create the Angel of the Winds Arena,” said Travis O’Neil, general manager of the casino. “Our resort and casino provide the local community and greater Seattle market with an opportunity to experience the excitement of an award-winning gaming and leisure experience.”

Since the building opened in 2003, the multi-purpose arena has drawn more than five million guests to downtown Everett, hosted hundreds of Everett Silvertips hockey games, along with more than 1,500 events, covering all genres from monster trucks and sold-out concerts, to high school graduations and Disney On Ice.

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