The facility formerly known as the David O. McKay Events Center is now the UCCU CENTER.
Eight months ago, at the request of the donor family, the McKay name connected with the Events Center since the facility was constructed in 1996, was moved to UVU’s Education Building. This was done, in part, to free up a naming sponsorship opportunity as an additional revenue source for the University. UCCU officials explored this naming opportunity and viewed this as a natural extension of their current partnership with UVU to support education, job training, economic development and families.
The UCCU Center will continue to serve as the hub of cultural, entertainment and business events along the southern Wasatch Front. The facility averages over 500,000 visitors per year, and is a preferred site for some of the top sporting events, headline concerts, and other high-profile events in Utah. The 8,500-seat UCCU CENTER is also home to Utah Valley University’s Division I athletic and culinary arts programs (including Greg’s Restaurant), Utah Flash of the NBA’s Development League, and Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League rookie team of Major League Baseball’s Anaheim Angels.
The UCCU-UVU relationship is not new, but rather an ongoing partnership that has brought the two institutions, and the residents of Utah Valley, together. Since 2003 UCCU has operated a full-service branch in UVU’s Sorensen Student Center, providing students, faculty and staff with a convenient resource for all their banking needs. In 2008 UVU and UCCU partnered on the One Card campus ID card that allows door access, library services, Bookstore purchases, a UTA bus pass, and an option to upgrade to a Visa Debit and ATM card, all at their fingertips.
“This naming opportunity visibly strengthens our presence in our community and underscores our continued commitment to providing valuable financial services and promoting education among our members,” says Brad Norton, Senior VP of Marketing and Development. “We’re proud to be partners with a class organization like UVU that contributes so much to our community and the education of our children.”