The CenturyLink Center in Omaha is undergoing a naming rights change to CHI Health Center Omaha that becomes effective on September 1. The deal is a 20-year agreement worth $23.6 million and was unanimously approved by the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority.
CHI Health is part of Catholic Health Initiatives, a national nonprofit health system based in the Denver area. CHI Health has its home headquarters in Omaha and operates the Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan mercy and other hospitals in the area.
The current agreement was initiated as a 15-year, $14.05 million contract that expires in August.
As with most naming rights deals, CHI Health will enjoy additional perks including the use of a corporate suite and four club level seats to all events at the venue, as well as the convention center for company events twice a year.
The name change marks the third for the downtown arena and convention center. The facility opened in 2003 as Qwest Center until 2011 when CenturyLink acquired Qwest.