"With this name change, Quebecor is renewing its original commitment to make the Quebec City Arena - now to be known as the Videotron Centre - a resounding success that will benefit the entire Quebec City community," said Benoit Robert. "Quebecor committed to this project from the very outset because we believe in the exceptional dynamism of Quebec City's people, the leadership of its business community, the verve of its population. The Videotron Centre belongs to all Quebecers and I can assure you that people will come from all parts of Quebec to watch the sporting and cultural events that will be held there."
"Videotron is very proud to associate its name and all its brands with what will be an iconic building for Quebec City," said Manon Brouillette. "We have built strong relationships with Quebec City residents; we have 600,000 users of our services in the Quebec City area and we are part and parcel of their daily lives. So the partnership with the Quebec City Arena that we are announcing today is a natural extension of that relationship. Bear in mind that Videotron has been ranked the most respected telecommunications provider in Quebec by a Leger survey for the tenth year in a row."
As manager of the Videotron Centre for the next 25 years, Quebecor will pay the City of Quebec $33,000,000, payable in full upon the opening of the Videotron Centre, planned for September 15, 2015. Should Quebecor become the holder of a National Hockey League (NHL) franchise, it will pay the City of Quebec a total of $63,500,000.
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