UCCU to Become Naming Rights Sponsor of New UVU Soccer Stadium
OREM, Utah (Oct. 25, 2022) — Utah Community Credit Union (UCCU) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to be the naming rights sponsor for Utah Valley University’s (UVU) new soccer stadium. The long-term deal is UCCU’s latest investment in its far-reaching partnership with UVU.
The facility, which will be built on the west side of the current soccer field, will be known as UCCU Stadium. It will serve both the men’s and women’s soccer teams. When completed, UCCU will shift its naming rights from the ballpark at UVU to the soccer stadium, which will be one of the top facilities in NCAA Division I soccer.
“This is more than a sponsorship. It’s another aspect of a comprehensive partnership that encompasses supporting academic programs, campus experiences, and facilities,” said Bret VanAusdal, UCCU President and CEO. “We strive to have a meaningful impact on students, our communities and the state of Utah.”
UCCU has been rooted in higher education since it was founded in 1956, and has been working with UVU in various capacities for over 25 years. The naming rights agreement is part of a $28.5 million commitment over the next 28 years that will extend UCCU’s long-term partnership with UVU through 2050.
“UCCU’s commitment to UVU transcends how most credit unions work with institutions of higher education both locally and throughout the country,” said UVU President, Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez. “They truly care and are constantly working with us to find innovative ways to support our students and enhance their experience.”
In recent years the credit union’s partnership with UVU has included many collaborative efforts to enhance student academic success and the community:
- UVU’s Money Success Center helps ensure students receive personal one-on-one money management training, support and planning as part of their education experience
- A robust on-campus credit union branch for easy access for on-campus students
- UVU alumni credit card options; and naming rights sponsorships (UCCU Ballpark and UCCU Center).
“An investment in UVU is an investment in the future,” said VanAusdal. “It provides tremendous benefits for our children, families, and the entire state. The majority of UVU students are from Utah, and most settle here after graduation contributing to our local workforce, industries, and communities.”
Utah Community Credit Union (UCCU) was founded in 1956 as a not-for-profit, member-owned Built on the traditional values of organization dedicated to the ideal of “People Helping People.”
outstanding service, community support, and fiscal responsibility, UCCU offers products, services and advanced digital tools that make banking easier, safer, and more convenient. Today, UCCU assets total over $2.6 billion and serves over 240,000 members throughout Utah and across the world. For more information about UCCU, visit uccu.com or follow us on Facebook.
About Utah Valley University
At Utah Valley University, we believe everyone deserves the transforming benefits of high- quality education — and it needs to be affordable, accessible, and flexible. With opportunities to earn everything from certificates to master’s degrees, our students succeed by gaining real- world experience and developing career-ready skills. We invite people to come as they are — and leave ready and prepared to make a difference in the world. For more, visit uvu.edu or follow us on Instagram or Facebook.
About UVU Athletics
Utah Valley University Athletics is an NCAA Division I member with 16 NCAA DI sports. The Wolverines compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) for all sports except for wrestling, which is part of the Big 12 Conference. UVU athletics has been competing at the Division I level since 2003-04 and prior to that was a member of the NJCAA. Women’s soccer has been a sponsored sport at Utah Valley since the jump to NCAA DI and men’s soccer was added and began competing in 2014. The women’s program has earned three WAC Tournament titles and three NCAA Tournament berths, including a win in the Spring 2021 Tournament. The men have one WAC Championship and one NCAA Tournament berth in their short history.
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