PHOENIX – America West Arena, home of the ECHL RoadRunners, will be renamed US Airways Center in January.
The new 10-year agreement follows the successful merger between America West Airlines and US Airways.
The naming conversion is scheduled to take place over the next few months and is expected to be completed and unveiled shortly after the first of the year. Until then, the arena will continue to operate as America West Arena.
“Because of the comprehensive and dramatic enhancements completed over the past few years, today we really have a state-of-the-art building again compared to the one that opened in 1992,” said Suns Chairman and CEO Jerry Colangelo. “It is the sports and entertainment facility of the future, so it is most appropriate that it be identified with the airline of the future in name and spirit.”