New era at Billings’ MetraPark as arena officially changes name

Posted at 2:17 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 16:17:30-04

BILLINGS – A new era begins this month at MetraPark in Billings as the new naming contract for the building goes into effect.

The arena will now be known as First Interstate Arena, but it will be a couple of months before the building’s signs change.

Ray Massie, director of marketing and sales at MetraPark, said the goal is to have the new signs up by MontanaFair, which begins August 9.

In the meantime, people will see changes when buying tickets as seats will now be at the First Interstate Arena and not Rimrock Auto Arena. That change is already noticeable on online ticket buying sites.

In January, Yellowstone County Commissioners accepted the bid from First Interstate Bank to replace the expiring deal with the Rimrock Auto Group.

The new deal is worth $875,000 over five years.

-Reported by Samantha Sullivan/MTN News