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14 hours ago, neo_prankster said:

NBA

Boston Celtics - Boston Garden II

Chicago Bulls - Jordan Center

Charlotte Hornets - The Hive

Cleveland Cavaliers - Gund Arena

Minnesota Timberwolves - Flip Saunders Field house

New Orleans Pelicans - The Nest

Golden State Warriors - Mission District Arena

Sacramento Kings - The Castle

Philadelphia 76ers - Spectrum Jr

Denver Nuggets - Mile High Arena or McNichols II

 

NHL

Anaheim Ducks - The Pond

Philadelphia Flyers - see 76ers

Winnipeg Jets - The Hangar

Tampa Bay Lightning - Ice Palace

Ottawa Senators - Palladium

Nashville Predators - Music City Palace

 

Spectrum II was the original name. 

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Angels - Angel Stadium of Anaheim

 

*Ducks - The Pond of Anaheim

 

Rams - Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

 

*Lakers - The Great Western Forum (I don’t care that that was actually a bank. No one knew/knows that.)

 

Arizona State - Frank Kush Field at Sun Devil Stadium

 

Long Beach State - The Walter Pyramid

 

*LAFC - El Colosseo de California

 

Manchester United - Old Trafford

 

*Only stadiums at actually require a change for this. We do pretty well otherwise.

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Pittsburgh Steelers - Three Rivers Stadium II (I can't see the Rooney's naming it after themselves or even doing something like Art Rooney Sr. Memorial Field)

Pittsburgh Pirates - Roberto Clemente Park (A no brainer and would have been the name of a stadium proposed in the early 1990's)

Pittsburgh Penguins - Fifth Avenue Arena (Like the Steelers can't see Mario Lemieux naming it after himself, went with Fifth Avenue Arena since it sounded cool)

Pitt Basketball - "Doc" Carlson Center (Named after Pitt's most successful basketball coach, he lead the Panthers from 1922 to 1953)

 

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Minnesota Vikings- Bud Grant Stadium (Memorial when he passes, and probably nicknamed the Bud)

Minnesota Wild- St. Paul Civic-Center/Auditorium or Herb Brooks Center or Arena (Although there's already 2 with names like that, One in St. Cloud, one in Lake Placid, NY)

Minnesota Twins- Killebrew Field

Minnesota Timberwolves- *New* Met Center

Minnesota United- Loons Stadium

Golden Gopher Football- Bronko Stadium named after Bronko Nagurski

St. Paul Saints- St. Paul Stadium (Used to be Midway, when it was midway between Minneapolis and St. Paul, now it's just downtown StP)

 

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Green Bay Packers: Lambeau Field (no change)

Milwaukee Brewers: Milwaukee County Stadium II

Milwaukee Bucks/Marquette Golden Eagles basketball: Good Land Events Center (city's name comes from an Algonquian word meaning "good land")

Milwaukee Admirals/Wave/Panthers: The MECCA (back to its old name)

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I remember seeing some press clippings that said a heavily remodeled Met Center would be renamed "The Arena of the Stars." I would have been down with a new barn being named North Star Stadium as a Twin Cities answer to the Chicago Stadium and also a hockey answer to Yankee Stadium. I believe I've also proposed "The Polaris" as a backdoor naming-rights scenario for a North Stars arena.

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I'd add to that list of New York arenas for the B Squads of the town:

 

Nets: Ebbets Center (IIRC the site where Barclays Center is was allegedly going to be the site of the Brooklyn Dodgers's Domed Stadium). Plus, I want the memory of Ebbets to live on.

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3 hours ago, Red Comet said:

Nets: Ebbets Center (IIRC the site where Barclays Center is was allegedly going to be the site of the Brooklyn Dodgers's Domed Stadium). 

 

Nope, the dome was gonna be where Shea Stadium was eventually built.

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On 4/10/2019 at 9:48 AM, chcarlson23 said:

Minnesota Vikings- Bud Grant Stadium (Memorial when he passes, and probably nicknamed the Bud)

Minnesota Wild- St. Paul Civic-Center/Auditorium or Herb Brooks Center or Arena (Although there's already 2 with names like that, One in St. Cloud, one in Lake Placid, NY)

Minnesota Twins- Killebrew Field

Minnesota Timberwolves- *New* Met Center

Minnesota United- Loons Stadium

Golden Gopher Football- Bronko Stadium named after Bronko Nagurski

St. Paul Saints- St. Paul Stadium (Used to be Midway, when it was midway between Minneapolis and St. Paul, now it's just downtown StP)

 

I agree on Vikings, Twins, Wild, and United.

 

The T-Wolves don't really have any connection to the Met Center.  If anything, New Met Center would work for the Wild.  For the T-Wolves, maybe the Mikan Center or just Minneapolis Stadium (and then informally referred to as "the Den")

 

Saints might try something quirkier.  I can't really think of what that might be though.

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St. Louis Cardinals: Musial Stadium. Hands down, the greatest Cardinal that ever lived.

St. Louis Blues: l dunno, the Arena. Nothing pops with this depressing organization😠

Pittsburgh Steelers: Rooney Stadium. This family has simply built a class organization😊

Atlanta Hawks: Bring back the Omni moniker!

Mizzou: Football, just keep Faurot. Basketball, expand Stewart name to the entire arena.

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2 hours ago, verno said:

St. Louis Cardinals: Musial Stadium. Hands down, the greatest Cardinal that ever lived.

 

I won't argue on Musial, but I've always like the Sportsman Park moniker. Sportsman's Park V?

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MLB
 

Braves - Cobb County Stadium

Marlins - Bobby Maduro Stadium II

Mets - Ebbets Field II

Nationals - Navy Yard Park

Phillies - Carpenter Field

 

Cardinals - Sportsmans Park

Cubs - Wrigley Field

Pirates - Wagner Park

Brewers - County Stadium II

Reds - Crosley Field II

 

Diamondbacks - Colangelo Field

Dodgers - Dodger Stadium

Giants - McCovey Cove Park

Padres - Gaslamp Park or Lane Field II

Rockies - Rockies Park

 

Yankees - Yankee Stadium II

Red Sox - Fenway Park

Orioles - Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Blue Jays - Skydome

Rays - Florida Suncoast Dome

 

Twins - Twin Cities Field

White Sox - Comiskey Park II

Indians - Jacobs Field

Royals - Kauffman Stadium

Tigers - Illitch Park

 

Angels - Anaheim Stadium

Mariners - Emerald Diamond

Atheltics - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum or Finley Field

Rangers - The Ballpark in Arlington

Astros - Union Station Ballpark

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Packers
Lambeau Field (no change, obviously)

Brewers 
Bob Uecker Stadium ("The Uke")

Bucks
The WESC...  Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Complex was the venue's brief, but original name.
Milwaukee Forum... I just refer to it as "The Forum" as it is.
Great Midwest Forum... there's even a Great Midwest Bank in Wisconsin who could buy naming rights that wouldn't suck.

Admirals/UWM
UWM MECCA Arena... it still baffles and frustrates me that UWM botched the chance to directly associate itself with the history of that building.

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NBA

Kings - The Castle
Lakers & Clippers - Buss Fieldhouse

Suns - Colangelo Coliseum

Dubs - Mission District Arena

 

T-Wolves - Flip Saunders Arena

Blazers - Rose Garden

Jazz - Larry H Miller Arena

Nuggets - McNichols Arena II

Thunder - Oklahoma City Coliseum

 

Pelicans - Benson Fieldhouse

Mavericks - Reunion Arena II

Rockets - The Summit II

Spurs - Alamo Arena

Grizzlies - Memphis Events Center

 

Bucks - Bradley Center II

Bulls - Reinsdorf Arena

Pistons - Joe Louis Arena II

Pacers - Hoosier Fieldhouse

Cavs - Gund Arena

 

Celtics - Boston Garden II

Knicks - Madison Square Garden

Sixers - Spectrum II

Raptors - Maple Leaf Gardens II

Nets - Brooklyn Civic Center

 

Hornets - The Hive

Heat - Miami Arena II

Magic - O-Rena II

Wizards - Cap Centre II

Hawks - Omni Coliseum II

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