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TOPEKA, Kan. — Stormont Vail Health has agreed to spend $2.575 million to acquire naming rights for the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that Shawnee County commissioners approved the contract Thursday.

County counselor Jim Crowl said the health system will pay the county $325,000 in the first year of the 10-year deal, and $250,000 in each of the next nine.

The event center’s website domain immediately changed to reflect its new name, www.StormontVailEventsCenter.com.

The center is currently undergoing a $48 million makeover. Plans call for the work to be completed by May 2021.