Closing Down Exchange Reportedly Won’t Affect Naming Rights To Los Angeles Arena

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In 2021, one of the world’s most famous sport venues underwent a significant name change.

Los Angeles’ legendary Staples Center was renamed to Arena on December 25, 2001, in what is believed to be the largest U.S. venue naming rights deal to date.

Many Lakers fans have always associated the franchise with their iconic home, since they had been playing at Staples ever since it opened its doors in 1999. This is also why the name changed led to plenty of criticism by aggravated fans.

While the contract with spans over a 20-year time period (worth $700 million), some fear that won’t be able to fulfill its obligations, as is reportedly set to suspend the offering of their exchange in the United States, and the company will halt operations on U.S. soil as of June 21 due to market constraints.

The closing of the exchange however will reportedly not affect the naming rights to the Lakers’ arena.


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