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I just heard that Coastal Carolina University is playing at South Alabama this weekend at Stanky Field! 😄

Any other funny stadium names?

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Smoothie King Center

Sleep Train Arena

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Guaranteed Rate Field

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There’s soccer club Young Boys, who play at Wankdorf Stadium (now Stade de Suisse Wankdorf), leading to headlines like this:

 

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Look no further than Jobing.com Arena. Not only is it stupid that it's called .com but JOBING.COM? What the hell kind of URL is that?

 

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The WHL's Victoria Royals arena is the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena.

 

So it's the Memorial Arena sponsored by Save-On-Foods, but it just sounds like it's a memorial to a grocery store chain.

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The XL Center

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When Ralston Purina owned the St. Louis Arena, it was the Checkerdome

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Penn State > Beaver Stadium. 

 

It's named after a surname (James A. Beaver), but it sounds like the wrong team's mascot. 

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Before the played at the Saddledome, Calgary Flames played at the Stampede Corral.

 

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10 minutes ago, Wade Heidt said:

Before the played at the Saddledome, Calgary Flames played at the Stampede Corral.

 

 

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But like the Cow Palace, its original purpose was to house livestock. Don't think it's funny.

Rotterdam Ahoy...funnier.

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The Pit was great before corporate money.

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Giant Center, home to the AHL Hershey Bears is a good one:

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but my all time favorite is this:

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7 hours ago, dfwabel said:

 

But like the Cow Palace, its original purpose was to house livestock. 

 

 

No, not really about the Stampede Corral.  The Stampede Corral was built to replace old Victoria Arena as home of the minor pro Calgary Stampeders of the WHL.  Opened in 1950.  First hockey game there 11 days after opening.  Always a multi-purpose arena with main use at the start intended for hockey.  At time of construction, was the largest arena in Canada west of Toronto.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stampede_Corral

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My Lafayette Leopards officially play football in/on Fisher Field at Fisher Stadium. The field is named for the alumnus who solicited most of the money and donated a large sum when the stadium was built in 1926, which is why the name was just Fisher Field until 2006.  The stadium is named for a different person who was one of the donors supporting a major renovation in 2006 (and who may or may not be related to the original Fisher).

 

Post-renovation --

 

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In my high school, our principal was Dr. Payne, so we called our basketball arena the House of Payne. 

 

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