UCCU Center

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UCCU Center
McKay Events Center (2404015904).jpg
Exterior of arena under former signage, c. 2004
Full name UCCU Center at Utah Valley University
Former names UVSC McKay Special Events Center (planning/construction)
McKay Events Center (1996-2010)
Address 800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058-6703
Location Utah Valley University
Owner Utah County
Capacity 8,500
Construction
Opened January 26, 1996 (1996-01-26)
Renovated 2007
Construction cost $27 million
($44.1 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect FFKR Architects
Structural engineer Reaveley Engineers + Associates
Services engineer Heath Engineering Company
Tenants
Utah Valley Wolverines (WAC) (1996-Present)
Utah Flash (NBADL) (2007-11)
Website
Venue Website

The UCCU Center (originally known as the McKay Events Center), is a multi-purpose arena in Orem, Utah. It was built in 1996 and is home to the Utah Valley University Wolverines basketball team. It is also the former home of Utah Jazz's now defunct NBA Development League affiliate team, the Utah Flash.

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On January 19, 2010, the Utah Valley University announced its plans to sell the naming rights to the arena at the request of the donor family, to help the university raise money.[2] At the same time, the university named its education building after David O. McKay. On August 30, 2010, Utah Community Credit Union announced it acquired the naming rights to the arena.[3]

The UCCU Center has grown to host many top touring shows such as ZZ Top, Boston, Lonestar, Styx, Maroon 5, Lifehouse, INXS, OneRepublic, Jimmy Eat World, Paramore, Kelly Clarkson and more recently The Killers and Phillip Phillips.

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Coordinates: 40°16′43″N 111°43′01″W / 40.278724°N 111.716956°W / 40.278724; -111.716956