Mercy Health Arena in Muskegon will change names again

MUSKEGON, MI – Two many years right after Muskegon’s downtown arena acquired a new identify, its moniker is altering again – to Trinity Well being Arena.

The change from Mercy Health and fitness Arena is the consequence of a company conclusion to rename Mercy Health facilities Trinity Wellness. The conclusion was produced to unify “branding” of the big Catholic healthcare method.

The arena’s identify adjust was verified Friday by Trinity Health in a statement to MLive.

“Changes to signage will choose spot in the coming months and months, at no cost to the town or its taxpayers,” the assertion reads.

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The 15-yr, $1.6 million arena naming legal rights offer was authorised by the Muskegon Metropolis Commission in late 2019.

The arena beforehand was named for L.C. Walker, a founder of Shaw-Walker Home furnishings Co. and local community philanthropist who gifted the arena to the town in 1960.

The naming rights deal required the town to shell out for Mercy Health and fitness signage at the arena, which induced some controversy since the Mercy Well being logo – as does Trinity Health’s – consists of a Christian cross.

The new signs pay back homage to Walker with the phrase “Honoring L.C. Walker.”

Whilst the offer also will allow for the arena identify to alter if Mercy Health’s identify variations, it calls for Mercy to fork out for any new indications and “all charges of effectuating the title improve.” It states that the city’s approval of the identify transform and new brand was required but “shall not be unreasonably withheld.”

The naming offer calls for Mercy Health to pay out the town $125,000 in 2020 and 2021 $225,000 in 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026 and $100,000 in 2027.

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Signage demands in the offer contain massive backlit marquee symptoms on the Western Avenue and Shoreline Generate sides of the arena as effectively as other exterior symptoms “to guarantee that it is apparent to customers of the general public they are moving into the Mercy Well being Arena.”

These additional exterior indications ended up subject matter to acceptance by the city which “shall not be unreasonably withheld.”

Interior signs include a significant backlit indication inside of the Western Avenue entrance, a dasher board ad and a large brand around the box business office.

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