The new arena in downtown Evansville, home to the CHL's IceMen franchise, will be called the Ford Center. The Tri-State Ford Dealers agreed to pay the city more than $4.2 million over a 10-year period for the naming rights. The Evansville Redevelopment Commission must approve the deal Sept. 7.
If you would like to see the lease agreement between the IceMen and the arena, click here. (It was the impasse in putting that deal together that held up the CHL schedule for so long.) Thanks to the folks at www.icemenmaniacs.com for finding that, and you should check out their blog there.