FTX Arena no more: Miami Heat’s home will get new name



The area the place the Miami Heat play will quickly have a new name, after the workforce and Miami-Dade County determined Friday to terminate their relationship with FTX on the identical day the cryptocurrency change filed for chapter.

The constructing had been referred to as FTX Arena since June 2021, and a 19-year, US$135 million sponsorship settlement between FTX and the county was simply getting began.

In a joint assertion Friday night time, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and the Heat stated the information relating to FTX was “extraordinarily disappointing.”

“Miami-Dade County and the Miami Heat are instantly taking motion to terminate our enterprise relationships with FTX, and we will be working collectively to discover a new naming rights associate for the sector,” the assertion learn.

FTX entered into quite a few sports-related offers, together with with Mercedes for Formula One racing and a sponsorship take care of Major League Baseball — whose umpires put on the corporate’s emblem. Earlier Friday, Mercedes stated it might instantly take away FTX logos from its Formula One automobiles.

Some of the highest athletes on this planet additionally had FTX offers, together with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.

Miami-Dade County, which owns the sector and negotiated the naming rights deal, struck the settlement with FTX in March 2021. The name of the constructing modified from AmericanAirlines Arena to FTX Arena three months later.

The Heat had been to obtain US$2 million a 12 months as a part of the deal. Most of the remaining — roughly US$90 million over the lifetime of the settlement — was to be paid to the county, the overwhelming majority of it earmarked towards preventing gun violence and poverty.

FTX filed for chapter safety on Friday, ending a disastrous few days for what had been the third-largest cryptocurrency change on this planet when the week started. The firm’s CEO and founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, has resigned.

The embattled cryptocurrency change, brief billions of {dollars}, sought chapter safety after the change skilled the crypto equal of a financial institution run.


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