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20 hours ago, TenaciousG said:

Safeco got such a sweet deal on their original sponsorship, I want to say it was just a couple mil for 20 years. That was before the big boom in stadium sponsorship dollars.

 

Its pretty insulting to the taxpayers who paid for much of the stadium to deck it out in T Mobile magenta... but then again the Mariners have never hesitated to sell out the community for a few bucks. 

 

To be fair, the marketing job does one heck of a job polishing this turd of a franchise. The ‘95 Mariners are more revered than probably either of the Marlins actual world championship teams.

 

 

How is the color of the sign offensive to tax payers?

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31 minutes ago, njdevs7 said:

People said they wouldn't call "Giants Stadium" Metlife Stadium

I mean I still just call Metlife the Meadowlands

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"Safeco" is nice and pleasant to say. "T-Mobile Park" is not. They're going to need to come up with some kind of nickname.

 

As a local taxpayer, I don't care. The team is garbage now and will be for the next few years. So while I'm sure the stadium will be rebranded and everything, I won't be at any of the games until there's a team worth paying for.

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2 hours ago, njdevs7 said:

People said they wouldn't call "Giants Stadium" Metlife Stadium

 

Giants Stadium and MetLife Stadium are two different stadiums. Not the same as one stadium with multiple names.

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Despite being a corporate name, Safeco Field never sounded like a corporate name, unlike T-Mobile Park.

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Maybe because you weren’t familiar with Safeco? Since I used to deal with the company on the reg, I always thought of it as corporate. 

 

Also as time goes on and you get used to it (sadly) some of the names sound less corporate though if you step back, they clearly are. 

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23 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Maybe because you weren’t familiar with Safeco? Since I used to deal with the company on the reg, I always thought of it as corporate. 

 

Also as time goes on and you get used to it (sadly) some of the names sound less corporate though if you step back, they clearly are.  

 

I think the Carrier Dome is the best example of this, or Rich Stadium before it. Others say Wrigley Field, but it's not the same Wrigley, right?

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25 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Maybe because you weren’t familiar with Safeco? Since I used to deal with the company on the reg, I always thought of it as corporate. 

 

Also as time goes on and you get used to it (sadly) some of the names sound less corporate though if you step back, they clearly are. 

 

I knew it was a corporate name from the beginning, but you are correct that I didn't know much about the company behind it.  It's possible that might be the reason.  It's kinda of hard to explain.  It's like some names flow better, while others don't, not just with stadium names, but with other stuff, as well.  

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9 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

 

I think the Carrier Dome is the best example of this, or Rich Stadium before it. Others say Wrigley Field, but it's not the same Wrigley, right?

Wow! I've never connected the Carrier some to the company! My mind is blown!

After a little visit to wikipedia, the company paid a 2.75 million dollar naming gift.  (The whole dome cost around 28 million).

A bit further down the rabbit hole lead me to find out there's a coast in Antartica said The Walgreen Coast, because the company sponsored Byrd's expedition in 1927.

So maybe there's a Washington Nationals logo somewhere on the bottom of the earth! Lol

 

But as a Kansas City resident,  the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint (based in KC) had me nervous,  as all that pink fuschia replacing all the Sprint below would be less than aesthetically pleasing.

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For fun, this is what T-Mobile's HQ looks like in Bellevue:

 

t-mobile-2.jpg

 

They really go for it with the pink.

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I still call NRG Stadium Reliant. I cut off the BBVA part of Compass Stadium. I try not to catch myself referring to Lakewood Church's past as Compaq when it will always be the Summit. 

 

And no corporate names preceding the Astrodome please. Or even the Arena.

 

1 hour ago, DG_Now said:

 

I think the Carrier Dome is the best example of this, or Rich Stadium before it. Others say Wrigley Field, but it's not the same Wrigley, right?

 

The Great Western Forum. Never knew it was named after a bank.

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4 minutes ago, Ashes of Astroworld said:

The Great Western Forum. Never knew it was named after a bank.

 

That's a great one!

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30 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

For fun, this is what T-Mobile's HQ looks like in Bellevue:

 

t-mobile-2.jpg

 

They really go for it with the pink.

 

"Magenta." Apparently Legere is very persnickety about that.

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1 hour ago, Ashes of Astroworld said:

The Great Western Forum. Never knew it was named after a bank.

And Great American Ball Park. I just thought it was a really good place to catch a game.

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10 minutes ago, Cosmic said:

And Great American Ball Park. I just thought it was a really good place to catch a game.

I thought it was named after the supermarket chain from NY. Thought they might have been a bigger chain or something.

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11 hours ago, Ashes of Astroworld said:

The Great Western Forum. Never knew it was named after a bank.

 

I didn't realise that it was a corporate name at first, either. I thought the name was a way to distinguish that arena from the more famous Forum in Montreal.

 

On the Mariners' ballpark: I hate the name, but I dig the colour.

 

Ah! And there's the workaround right there: call it "the Mariners' ballpark".  I think I have said the words "Barclays Center" only a handful of times; in ordinary conversation it is simply "the Nets' arena". 

 

 

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15 hours ago, M4One said:

 

I knew it was a corporate name from the beginning, but you are correct that I didn't know much about the company behind it.  It's possible that might be the reason.  It's kinda of hard to explain.  It's like some names flow better, while others don't, not just with stadium names, but with other stuff, as well.  

 

This is absolutely true.  Some corporate names (even infamous ones) flow well as stadium names . . . even where the sponsor is so well known that the name is obviously corporate.

 

Carrier Dome

Enron Field

Safeco Field

Wrigley Field

Heinz Field

Ford Field

Miller Park

Coors Field

United Center

Target Field

Target Center

Ericsson Stadium

 

13 hours ago, Cosmic said:

And Great American Ball Park. I just thought it was a really good place to catch a game.

 

Same.

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