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Florida Panthers Arena to Get Another Name

BACThe Panthers arena is due for another name change after it was announced North Carolina-based BB&T purchased Fort Lauderdale’s BankAtlantic for between $300-316 million.

The naming rights to the BankAtlantic Center were part of the deal.

It appears the BankAtlantic name will cease to exist, with the arena taking on the new name upon completion of the purchase.

This will be the arena’s fourth name since its opening in 1998. The arena is expected to be renamed BB&T Center.

Other names to the center (not counting Broward Civic Arena or The Billboard): National Car Rental Center; Office Depot Center and BankAtlantic Center.