Even the historic gym where the movie "Hoosiers" was filmed is susceptible to corporate influence.
Butler announced Wednesday that Zotec Partners, a medical billing and practice management services firm, will be the lead sponsor of Hinkle Fieldhouse's upcoming $25 million facelift. As part of that agreement, Zotec Partners will become the first company to have its logo on the Hinkle Fieldhouse floor.
The idea of a corporate logo gracing the floor of the 83-year-old gym has sparked a healthy debate among Butler fans. Some acknowledge that the $25 million won't just raise itself. Others are wary that this could be the first step toward the place one day being renamed "Steak and Shake Hinkle Fieldhouse."
Butler director of corporate sponsorships Joe Gentry said Friday that "there's absolutely no chance" of Hinkle Fieldhouse being renamed. He did not disclose the terms of the agreement with Zotec Partners but said Butler will make sure the logos are tasteful.
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