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Randall County naming rights of multi-purpose building

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Amarillo, TX - Randall County is looking for a company to claim naming rights for the former "Courts of Amarillo" building they recently purchased.

Randall county bought the land just off east loop 335 to serve as a multi-purpose facility.

Now they are hoping naming rights will help offset the cost of renovations.

The property cost the county about 2.5 million dollars and will cost an additional 2-point-6 million for renovations.

We spoke with The Randall County judge, Ernie Houdashell, about some of the advantages to naming the building.

"Resources it helps to maintain the building and the electricity and the utilities. It is just an income for the building that would help us take care of it, that we could rely on every year and that is basically it."

Part of the building will be used for emergency services and police and fire training.

Chief James Amerson with The Randall County Fire Department says this building will be a big asset for them

"This structure really enhances our training capabilities and this entire facility and the land around it. But the addition of a professional classroom that is large enough for us to occupy all of our members and have a class and to invite area member to come, it will greatly enhance our training."

Another part of the building will be used for 4-H projects and stock shows. Randall county says this will be a big attraction for businesses buying naming rights.

"We will have a better chance of naming it because of 4-H. We have a lot of support for 4-H in Randall County. It is just amazing how many people support 4-H with the young people and buying their animals. So we think it will be successful because of 4-H we just have a good county and a good program. 

Randall County will open bidding for naming rights in June.

They hope to have a name by the end of summer and the building should be complete by December.