Southridge Sports & Events Complex renamed
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Kennewick’s Southridge Sports and Events Complex has been renamed the “Numerica Pavilion.”
The City of Kennewick and Numerica Credit Union entered an eight-year agreement worth $680,000 to change the name of the complex. The agreement was approved during a city council meeting on Tuesday.
Numerica president and CEO Carla Cicero says the partnership “exemplifies our commitment to helping communities live well by coming together and celebrating the events and people that make this an amazing place to live.”
Corporate partnerships help community assets to grow and thrive, said Kennewick Parks and Recreation Director Emily Estes-Cross. The partnership will allow the city to promote upcoming special events and programs on new signage, making it easier for patrons to find the building at its Highway 395 location. Currently, the building has no identifiable sign.
Cicero said Numerica will also be able to provide engagement opportunities for local nonprofits and members.
“It is important to us that we give to causes, charities and community partners who share our passion to foster well-being in the lives of our members, our neighbors and our visitors,” Cicero said.
Estes-Cross said the sponsorship will help the complex continue to be one of the Tri-Cities’ greatest assets — a place for families to enjoy for generations to come and a regional tourism driver.
“Sponsorship dollars are reinvested in the complex to maintain facilities that attract a wide audience of users, and provide better communication of our events and programs to ensure that everyone in our community can take part,” Estes-Cross said.