CSU finds an official name for their on-campus stadium

Luke Zahlmann

After months of anticipation, Colorado State University announced that the on-campus stadium, completed prior to last football season, will now be named Canvas Stadium.

Announced in April, Public Service Credit Union purchased the naming rights for the new on-campus stadium at a price tag of over $37 million. Now rebranded as Canvas Credit Union, the stadium will take the direct name of the company while also maintaining their famous head coaches’ influence with the field being named after Sonny Lubick by way of an anonymous donation.

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The naming rights altogether will bring in roughly $57 million for CSU athletics over the next decade, one of the most lucrative naming-rights packages in the nation.

The credit union and CSU Athletics Director Joe Parker also announced an event for friends and fans alike that will take place on June 15th. The naming celebration will take place from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Stadium Club on the west side of the stadium, followed by a Family and Friends Party from 3-6 p.m. at the New Belgium porch. The party will include an opportunity for young Rams’ faithful to hit the field for various events with the event being free and open to the public.

The now-rebranded Canvas Stadium will host its first official contest on August 25th as the Rams host the University of Hawaii in their season and home opener of the 2018-2019 football season. The Rams will look to improve on their 7-6 record from last season in which they made yet another bowl appearance.

Collegian sports reporter Luke Zahlmann can be reached at sports@collegian.com or on Twitter @lukezahlmann.