Home of The Jets Gets New Name
WINNIPEG, MB. – After being known as the MTS Centre for the past 13-years, the home of the Winnipeg Jets is getting a new name, Bell MTS Place.
“MTS built a great relationship with True North Sports + Entertainment and the Winnipeg Jets, and the Bell MTS team is excited to take this successful partnership forward,” says George Cope, president and CEO of Bell Canada and BCE in a release. “We’re proud to have our name on a place that’s recognized for delivering one of the best sports and entertainment experiences in Canada for fans, and a community facility that serves as a hub of Manitoba hockey development.”
The community facility that is a hub for hockey development being used by thousands of kids each hockey season and is the training facility for the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose, it will now be known as “Bell MTS Iceplex”.
The announcement today strengthens the relationship between Bell Media and True North. Bell Media owns the regional broadcast rights on TSN for the Winnipeg Jets in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwestern Ontario.
“Bell has made a strong commitment to Manitoba with the launch of Bell MTS and its significant investment plan for the province,” says Mark Chipman, executive chairman True North Sports + Entertainment in a release. “We’re excited to work with Bell to explore an enhanced partnership to the benefit of Manitobans and both companies in the months ahead.”
The name change is effective today, however, it will take a few weeks before new signs are up on the buildings.
Kevin Klein, MyToba News
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