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The UCCU Center (originally known as the McKay Events Center), is a multi-purpose arena on the campus of Utah Valley University of in southwest Orem, Utah, United States. It was built in 1996 and is home to the Utah Valley Wolverines basketball team. It is also the former home of Utah Jazz's now defunct NBA Development League affiliate team, the Utah Flash, the Utah Valley Thunder of the American Indoor Football Association and the Utah Catzz of the Professional Indoor Football League.

UCCU Center
McKay Events Center (2404015904).jpg
Exterior of arena under former signage,
January 2004
Former namesUVSC McKay Special Events Center (planning/construction)
McKay Events Center (1996-2010)
Address800 West University Parkway
Orem, Utah 84058-6703
United States
LocationUtah Valley University
Coordinates40°16′43″N 111°43′01″W / 40.278724°N 111.716956°W / 40.278724; -111.716956Coordinates: 40°16′43″N 111°43′01″W / 40.278724°N 111.716956°W / 40.278724; -111.716956
OwnerUtah Valley University
Capacity8,500
Construction
OpenedJanuary 26, 1996 (1996-01-26)
Renovated2007
Construction cost$27 million
($46.8 million in 2018 dollars[1])
ArchitectFFKR Architects
Structural engineerReaveley Engineers + Associates
Services engineerHeath Engineering Company
Tenants
Utah Valley Wolverines (WAC) (1996–present)
Utah Catzz (PIFL) (1998)
Utah Flash (NBA D-League) (2007–11)
Utah Valley Thunder (AIFA) (2009)
Website
www.uccucenter.com

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DescriptionEdit

On January 19, 2010, the Utah Valley University announced its plans to sell the naming rights to the arena at the request of the donor family, to help the university raise money.[2] At the same time, the university named its education building after David O. McKay. On August 30, 2010, Utah Community Credit Union (UCCU) announced it acquired the naming rights to the arena.[3]

The UCCU Center has grown to host many top touring shows such as ZZ Top, Boston, Lonestar, Styx, Maroon 5, Lifehouse, INXS, OneRepublic, Jimmy Eat World, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson and more recently The Killers, Phillip Phillips, Pentatonix, Panic! at the Disco and Bastille.

ConcertsEdit

Bastille brought their Bad Blood: The Last Stand Tour to the arena on November 11, 2014.

Fall Out Boy & Paramore brought their co-headlining tour, Monumentour, to the arena on August 13, 2014 with New Politics as the opening act.

Panic! at the Disco brought their Death of a Bachelor Tour to the arena on March 18, 2017 with MisterWives and Saint Motel as the opening acts.

Bastille brought their Wild, Wild World Tour to the arena on April 13, 2017 with Mondo Cozmo as the opening act.

Paramore brought their After Laughter tour to the arena on September 22, 2017 with Best Coast as the opening act.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ KSL.com, UVU selling naming rights to David O McKay Events Center
  3. ^ UCCU announces that it has acquired naming rights to the Event Center

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