Thursday, October 20, 2011

You Can Name Me Now

Tonight is the night that the University of Miami basketball teams get together to have a fun scrimmage so that their coach can introduce the players to the fans. De facto-ly (does this word exist? But you know what I mean, I hope,) the fans are all UM's students, faculties, UM's employees and families. It's all show and tell and fun and game inside. This event took place at the BankUnited Center which is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. The arena opened in 2003 as the University of Miami Convocation Center, and is home to the Miami Hurricanes Men's and Women's basketball teams. This venue hosts concerts, family shows, trade shows, lecture series, university events and sporting events, including all University of Miami men's and women's basketball games.

In 2005, BankUnited, the largest bank headquartered in Florida, entered into an agreement with University of Miami to name the building in honor of the company. Currently the fate of the arena's naming rights, which are held by the failed BankUnited, is in question because it was sold by the FDIC to a private equity group after seizure on May 21, 2009. If they ask me, I would give them the name I have in mind that is just perfect for this arena, but they have to ask nicely.

No comments: