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Prescott Valley Event Center to be renamed Findlay Toyota Center
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This photo taken Aug. 14, 2015, shows the Prescott Valley Event Center. The Town of Prescott Valley and Spectra announced Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, that they reached a multi-year agreement with Findlay Automotive Group to the naming rights of the 6,000-seat venue, which will now be known as the Findlay Toyota Center. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

This photo taken Aug. 14, 2015, shows the Prescott Valley Event Center. The Town of Prescott Valley and Spectra announced Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, that they reached a multi-year agreement with Findlay Automotive Group to the naming rights of the 6,000-seat venue, which will now be known as the Findlay Toyota Center. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

Ribbon cutting ceremony event set for noon on Jan. 5

PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Town of Prescott Valley and Spectra, which manages the Prescott Valley Event Center, announced Thursday afternoon a multi-year agreement with Findlay Automotive Group for the naming rights to the 6,000-seat multipurpose facility.

The Prescott Valley Event Center, home of the NBA G League’s Northern Arizona Suns and many community events throughout the year, will now be known as the Findlay Toyota Center.

“We are excited to have Findlay Toyota as our naming rights partner,” Spectra General Manager Scott Norton said in a press release. “Spectra, the Northern Arizona Suns, and Findlay share core values of giving back to the community and providing value for our customers. We look forward to continuing the strong partnership and appreciate the support Findlay provides in helping us attract great entertainment and community events to the facility.”

Spectra, which manages Findlay Toyota Center, in conjunction with the Town of Prescott Valley, will host a community celebration and ribbon cutting from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the arena.

The ribbon cutting ceremony itself begins at 1 p.m.

The event is free to the public and will feature live music by the Scandalous Hands and free kids activities, including jump house, rock wall, face painting and a balloon artist.

In addition, select Suns players and team’s mascot, Buckets the Ball Hog, will be on hand. Attendees can enter to win a free Findlay Toyota Center event tickets.

Along with new signs and branding throughout the interior and exterior of the facility, the venue’s website will change to findlaytoyotacenter.com.

“Findlay Toyota of Prescott prides itself on giving back to the community and being a strong local partner in the markets we serve,” Findlay Automotive Group market area manager Jamaal McCoy said in a press release. “We believe this partnership with the arena and the Northern Arizona Suns reinforces our commitment to the greater Prescott area.”

Brian M. Bergner Jr. is news/sports editor for The Daily Courier of Prescott News Network. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and SoundCloud at @TheEditorDesk. Email bbergner@prescottaz.com or call 928-445-3333, ext. 1106.

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