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Flint Firebirds home gets new name, agreement reached with sponsor

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

An agreement has been reached and the home of the Flint Firebirds now has a name.

The IMS Arena and Hockey Corps. and Dort Federal Credit Union reached a 10-year agreement for the naming rights of the Perani Arena and Event Center.

The arena will be called Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center.

“Dort Federal Credit Union understands the vision and the magnitude of this community project. They have stepped up to ensure a long-term success story for Flint, Genesee County and the region.  We are thrilled to have this 10-year partnership with Dort Federal Credit Union and their 70,000 plus members,” said Costa Papista, president of IMS Hockey Corp.

As a result of the agreement, the credit union receives all naming rights and the associated signage in the facility.

The event center is home to the Flint Firebirds, a team in the Ontario Hockey League, and several entertainment and community events.

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