Negotiations continue as naming rights set to expire at Dunkin’ Donuts Center

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The Convention Center Authority Board met Thursday to discuss the naming rights for the Dunkin' Donuts Center, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Convention Center Authority met Thursday to discuss the naming rights for the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

The authority issued a Request For Proposals in April. Executive director Daniel McConaghy told ABC 6 News that the naming rights agreement with Dunkin’ would extend through June.

The downtown arena has been called the Dunkin’ Donuts Center for the past 21 years. An agreement was reached in 2001, and renewed in 2011.

Negotiations with the coffee shop chain are ongoing, but between 45 to 60 other bids have been made, according to McConaghy.

“We are discussing the opportunity with Dunkin’ Donuts and we are also looking at other options that will best serve the state of Rhode Island,” McConaghy said.

No formal announcement will be made until Sept. 1.



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