MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Legislature has renamed Alabama State University's arena in honor of longtime political leader Joe Reed of Montogmery.
The trustees of the Montgomery university originally named the Acadome after Reed in 1991 because of his many years of work on behalf of his alma mater. Then the trustees stripped his name off in 2008 after he criticized and sued the trustees.
The Legislature passed a resolution to name the building in Reed's honor last month and the governor let the resolution take effect without his signature.
Reed said that will supercede a vote by the trustees last month to name the arena after two former basketball coaches, Charles Johnson "C.J." Dunn and James V. Oliver.