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With the influx of new stadiums and sponsor naming rights of old buildings as well. I thought it'd be interesting to imagine what these stadiums names should be if ... say ... sponsorship naming rights weren't allowed. I know this isn't allowed in the Olympics and FIFA-sponsored events.

So what would your team's home field/arena/stadium be called with a sponsor?

This could be fun and get creative.

Here are a few off the top of my head ...

NFL

Mile High Stadium II (Denver Broncos) ... okay that was a gimme. ;)

Carolinas Stadium (Carolina Panthers) ... used for FIFA matches

Ravens Stadium at Camden Yards (Baltimore Ravens) ... original name, love the continuity with the Orioles' Park.

Kraft Stadium (New England Patriots)

Rooney Field (Pittsburgh Steelers)

MLB

South Beach Ballpark (San Francisco Giants)

Shea Field (New York Mets)

The Ballpark at Union Station (Houston Astros) ... original name

King County Ballpark (Seattle Mariners)

The Ballpark at Mile High (Colorado Rockies)

NBA

Larry H. Miller Arena (Utah Jazz)

LA Live Arena (Los Angeles Lakers/Clippers)

Biscayne Bay Arena (Miami Heat)

Madison Street Arena (Chicago Bulls)

The Spectrum II (Philadelphia 76ers)

NHL

Sunrise Arena (Florida Panthers)

Bay Street Gardens (Toronto Maple Leafs)

Newark Arena (New Jersey Devils)

Boston Garden II (Boston Bruins)

Twin Cities Sports Arena (Minnesota Wild)

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Rogers Centre: 250px-SkyDomeLogo.png

BMO Field: Canadian National Soccer Stadium

Air Canada Centre: Maple Leaf Centre


Kraft Stadium (New England Patriots)

I'm a Patriots fan & I'd still say no thank you. Maybe once he's deceased.

Gillette Stadium: Foxborough Stadium

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For the Indians, I would revert back to Jacobs Field. Most people still call it the Jake, so this change would go under the radar. For the Browns, I would go with North Coast Harbor Stadium or Cleveland Municipal Stadium (I'm a sucker for classics). For the Cavs, I would have to go with Cleveland Coliseum, playing off the old Richfield Coliseum. I'd probably revert MAPFRE Stadium back to Crew Stadium, or somthing to do with the Hunt's like Lamar Hunt Stadium. Can't really change Tottenham's, and for Dortmund, I would just change it back to Westfalenstadion.

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For Pittsburgh

Three Rivers Stadium II (Steelers), I can't see the Rooney's naming the stadium after themselves.

Clemente Field (Pirates), that was the proposed name when new stadium talks started in the early 90's.

Steel Plaza (Penguins), it's the name of the T stop closest to the arena and I always thought it would be a cool name for a arena.

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Edmonton Oilers: Gretzky Coliseum. Honours the greatest player in hockey history and an Oilers legend, as well as brings back memories of Northlands Coliseum, which is the current Rexall Place. I believe the LRT station at Rexall is still called Coliseum Station.

The Eskimos already have one (Commonwealth Stadium)

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For the Indians, I would revert back to Jacobs Field. Most people still call it the Jake, so this change would go under the radar.

"Jacobs Field" was a sponsored name. If memory serves, if the Jacobs folks hadn't bought the naming rights, I think the name was going to be something along the lines of Gateway Park.

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Busch Stadium: Cardinal Field or Musial Field

FedEx Forum: Beale Street Forum

Bakers Life Fieldhouse: Indiana Fieldhouse

Lucas Oil Stadium: Hoosier Stadium

Philips Arena: The New Omni

AT&T Park: China Basin Ballpark

Toyota Park (Chicago Fire): Bridgeview Stadium

Target Center: Warehouse District Arena

US Bank Stadium (new Vikings): Minnesota Stadium

TCF Bank Stadium: Gophers Stadium

NRG Stadium (Texans): Rodeo Stadium

Target Field: Kirby Puckett Field

Citizens Bank Ballpark: Sports Complex Ballpark

Lincoln Financial Field: Sports Complex Stadium

American Airlines Center: Victory Arena (arena located in Victory Park development)

many would revert to their original or pre construction names:

Amalie Arena: Tampa Bay Ice Palace

Scottrade Center: Kiel Center (original name, named after former mayor and previous building on site)

Tropicana Field: Florida Suncoast Dome

MetLife Stadium: New Meadowlands Stadium

Amway Center: Orlando Events Center

I think many would be named after the entity that helped pay for them (i.e. the Spurs might play in the Bexar County Arena).

I've watched some Aussie rules football the last few months and I notice some Australian media outlets never use sponsored names, especially the public ABC. Also, many Australian stadiums Wikipedia pages start something like this... "Docklands Stadium (also known by its former sponsored names of Colonial Stadium and Telstra Dome as well as its current sponsorship name of Etihad Stadium)..."

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That's pretty cool. Just drove past that the other day and it's coming along nicely. Golden1 has a sponsorship with the Rivercats as well, who play just on the other side of the bridge, and there was talk a few years ago that they were going to take over the naming rights to the stadium from Raleys (who eventually reupped).

As for my pick:

AT&T Park (SF Giants): China Basin Ballpark.

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Before any naming rights, Honda Center was originally just Anaheim Arena. Although, if I had my way, obviously, it'd be the Pond of Anaheim or Anaheim Pond. (Even if the Pond came and went with the Arrowhead water sponsorship.)

And Angel Stadium of Anaheim would be... Angel Stadium of Anaheim haha. It's only had one sponsorship in it's history (as Edison International Field of Anaheim) and before that it was just Anaheim Stadium.

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Some name suggestions

KFC Yum! Center (Louisville Basketball): Freedom Hall II or Crum Center (named after Denny Crum)

Papa John's Cardinal Stadium (Louisville Football) : Cardinal Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium (Colts): Brickyard Stadium (for all the bricks in the stadium's exterior)

Tropicana Field (Rays): Suncoast Dome

Great American Ball Park (Reds): Riverfront II

Louisville Slugger Field (Louisville Bats): Bat Cave

Chesapeake Energy Arena (OKC Thunder): THUNDERDOME! :lol: (just had to)

Consol Energy Center (Penguins): The Igloo

AT&T Stadium: Cowboys Stadium II

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AT&T Stadium was originally named Cowboy Stadium until the team sold the naming rights. The Cowboys previously played at Texas Stadium in Irving, TX. Therefore the current stadium would not be name Cowboy Stadium II.

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For the Indians, I would revert back to Jacobs Field. Most people still call it the Jake, so this change would go under the radar. For the Browns, I would go with North Coast Harbor Stadium or Cleveland Municipal Stadium (I'm a sucker for classics). For the Cavs, I would have to go with Cleveland Coliseum, playing off the old Richfield Coliseum. I'd probably revert MAPFRE Stadium back to Crew Stadium, or somthing to do with the Hunt's like Lamar Hunt Stadium. Can't really change Tottenham's, and for Dortmund, I would just change it back to Westfalenstadion.

Remember that Jacobs Field was a sponsored name, though.

Prior to Dick Jacobs paying for the naming rights, it was provisionally Indians Ballpark at Gateway.

I can’t find anything for the Cavs, though.

(And psh, Dortmund’s stadium is the Westfalenstadion. It’s your fault if you call it the Signal Iduna Park. ;))

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Mmm.............interesting.....

NFL:

Colts:Irsay Dome,Peyton Manning Memorial Domed Stadium

Seahawks:King County Field

Chiefs:Kansas City Stadium,Lamar Hunt Stadium

Jets,Giants:Queens Metroplotian Stadium

NBA:

Pacers:Miller Courthouse

Clippers,Lakers:LA Basketball House

Knicks:Center of Broadway Arena

Kings:Some Californian Basketball Thing,Capital Arena

Bulls:23 Arena,Air Jordan Arena

Heat:Big Three Arena

MLB:

Mets:Queens Baseball Park

White Sox:South Side Park,Cominskey II

St Louis:Jefferson Arch Park

Indians:Lake Erie Park

Twins:Twin Cities Stadium

NHL:

Blackhawks:2010's Dynasty Arena

Oilers:Gretkzy Arena

Carlonia:North and South Arena

Penguins:Black and Yellow Arena

Ducks:Beaches Arena

Canadiens:La Chambre des champions (The House of Champions)

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Philips Arena: The New Omni

While the arena was being built and before Philips paid for the naming rights, the arena had an unofficial name of Turner Arena.

There are a couple of places (far from where the fans can get access to) that still have "Turner Arena" or "TAO" either written with permanent marker or spray-painted with stenciled letters.

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For the Indians, I would revert back to Jacobs Field. Most people still call it the Jake, so this change would go under the radar. For the Browns, I would go with North Coast Harbor Stadium or Cleveland Municipal Stadium (I'm a sucker for classics). For the Cavs, I would have to go with Cleveland Coliseum, playing off the old Richfield Coliseum. I'd probably revert MAPFRE Stadium back to Crew Stadium, or somthing to do with the Hunt's like Lamar Hunt Stadium. Can't really change Tottenham's, and for Dortmund, I would just change it back to Westfalenstadion.

Remember that Jacobs Field was a sponsored name, though.

Prior to Dick Jacobs paying for the naming rights, it was provisionally Indians Ballpark at Gateway.

I can’t find anything for the Cavs, though.

(And psh, Dortmund’s stadium is the Westfalenstadion. It’s your fault if you call it the Signal Iduna Park. ;))

Jacobs Field never felt like a sponsered-stadium to me, though, due to the Jacobs' owning the team at the time.

And I included Dortmund because techincally the name isn't Westfalenstadion. Everyone just calls it that, lol.

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