The Lakeland Center Becomes RP Funding Center In Five-Year Renaming Deal
  • May 24, 2017
  • Lakeland, FL ― The Lakeland Center, home to the Lakeland Magic (NBA D-League), Florida Tropics (Major Arena Soccer League), the Florida High School Basketball Championships, as well as other entertainment, sporting, meeting, cultural and special events, will become the RP Funding Center.  The re-naming reflects a multi-year alliance formed by RP Funding, the City of Lakeland and the Lakeland Magic.

    RP Funding who was also recently announced as the Lakeland Magic’s Founding Partner is part of the Robert Palmer Companies, a direct lender to the real estate industry. RP Funding will receive exterior and interior building signage along with television, radio, print and social media promotion. The 5-year naming rights agreement will generate additional revenue toward the operation and maintenance of the facility.

    “We’re thrilled to forge this partnership with the City of Lakeland and the Lakeland Magic,” said RP Funding President/Owner Robert Palmer. “As a Lakeland native, I’m excited about making an impact in my hometown and the opportunities this partnership provides.”

    “We’re pleased to generate additional revenue sources, continuing our goal to operate a self-sustaining venue,” said RP Funding Center Executive Director Tony Camarillo.  “With more than 500 events per year, we are confident the RP Funding Center will continue to serve as a key venue for

    A multi-purpose entertainment complex featuring the 8,000 seat Jenkins Arena, 2,200 seat Youkey Theatre and 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space, RP Funding Center hosts a wide variety of events ranging from nationally renowned artists, family shows, athletic events, trade shows, conventions, weddings and ride-and-drive showcases.  More about the complex can be found in the recent issue of Facilities & Event Management magazine.