Crisler Arena Renamed Crisler Center

Reflecting an upgrade to facilities, the University of Michigan board of regents authorized changing the name of Crisler Arena to Crisler Center. The unanimous vote came at the board’s March 15, 2012 meeting.

According to a staff memo, the arena has become more of an all-purpose facility since it was built in 1967. It now includes the adjacent William Davidson player development center with practice courts for men’s and women’s basketball teams, locker rooms and offices and other specialized spaces. The player development center had been renamed in honor of Davidson at the regents’ Feb. 16, 2012 meeting, following a $7.5 million donation from the William Davidson Foundation to the University of Michigan athletics department.

This brief was filed from the Michigan Union’s Pendleton Room on UM’s Ann Arbor campus, where regents held their March meeting. A more detailed report will follow: [link]