Shriners Sue Live Nation

The Shriners, which own the Murat Centre, have filed suit against Live Nation and Old National Bank over a title sponsorship deal at the Indianapolis venue.

Live Nation and Old National Bank recently announced the venue’s name had been changed to Old National Centre.

Although LN has contended the naming rights agreement is within its lease agreement, the Shriners contend the parties needed the organization’s consent to consummate the deal.

The Shriners, which have owned the building for more than 100 years, claim in the lawsuit that LN has breached its lease and, along with Old National, exercised “unauthorized control” over the Murat, according to WTHR-TV News.

“The Shriners are disappointed that it has become necessary to seek protection of their interest in court,” the organization’s president told WTHR.