Boeing has agreed a seven-year deal with ASM Global to give its name to the Tech Port Center + Arena in San Antonio, Texas.

The 130,000ft2 multipurpose exhibition centre, which opened in May, will now be known as the Boeing Center at Tech Port.

Tech Port is an expansive community project combining a sports arena, food hall and museum/conference/special event space in equal parts as part of the Tech Port enterprise zone, a hub for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). 

ASM Global CEO and President Ron Bension said:

The newly anointed Boeing Center at Tech Port is the only place on earth where entertainment and education intersect in such a bold fashion. Innovators of all ages will connect and create the technologies of the future in dedicated ideation labs and coworking spaces, among other offerings in the facility. And thrill-seekers will light up the Boeing Center at Tech Port, which will host premier esports and live entertainment events.

A second new partnership between Boeing and the Kelly Heritage Foundation—an educational non-profit organisation affiliated with Port San Antonio, on whose behalf ASM Global manages Tech Port Center + Arena—will expand STEM learning and workforce development across South Texas.

The seven-year partnership and $2.3 million investment will strengthen the region’s STEM talent and enhance programming supported by the foundation, including those developed by the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT), headquartered at the Port’s tech campus. 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said:

Developing a highly skilled, diverse workforce for tomorrow requires an investment in one of Texas’ most valuable assets—students throughout our communities. I’m thankful for Boeing’s commitment to our state and can’t wait to see the next generation benefit from STEM educational experiences that will result from this partnership.