VICTORIA – Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell released the following statement on a naming rights agreement for BC Place:

“Government decided not to approve a naming rights agreement for BC Place following extensive discussions between the BC Pavilion Corporation and TELUS. This decision was made after determining that the proposed agreement did not provide best value for taxpayers. We also believe British Columbians have a strong attachment to the BC Place name.

“PavCo will negotiate a technology agreement with TELUS for the equipment that has been installed in BC Place. The revitalized stadium provides visitors with some of the most advanced technology in any stadium in North America and helps to create a truly unique experience for guests when they attend events at BC Place.”