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4 hours ago, kimball said:

 

But, what's worse ... PowerBalance Pavilion or SleepTrain Arena?

when you’re a basketball team the LAST thing you want is sleeping fans. However PowerBalance was a fraud from the start so idk

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6 hours ago, TaylorMade said:

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Sad that I had to look it up to see that was from a movie.

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50 minutes ago, Denver_The_Sinaloa said:

when you’re a basketball team the LAST thing you want is sleeping fans. However PowerBalance was a fraud from the start so idk

SleepTrain Arena also looks like SleepTrain Apnea. 

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On 4/6/2019 at 6:06 PM, Magic Dynasty said:

Walt Disney Field at ESPN Wide World of Sports Stadium. What a mouthful.

Its still Champion Stadium...not sure where you got your info from...

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1 hour ago, RichO said:

 

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Once this Arena adopts the new rebranded name of "Dunkin' Arena," its going to be a pretty cool sounding Basketball arena. 

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Nissan Stadium. 

The Titans play there. 

Nissan builds a pickup truck named Titan. 

 

Did they purposely not name it Nissan Titan Stadium? 

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19 hours ago, alecgoff said:

Once this Arena adopts the new rebranded name of "Dunkin' Arena," its going to be a pretty cool sounding Basketball arena. 

Dunkin' Center sounds a lot better to me

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On 4/9/2019 at 4:15 PM, AstroBull21 said:

Its still Champion Stadium...not sure where you got your info from...

I remember hearing about a name change on local news, with them saying that name.

 

Maybe it was about something else.

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On 4/5/2019 at 8:00 PM, Quillz said:

Smoothie King Center

Since the name change, local sportscasters have been referring to it as "The Blender" in hopes that it would catch on. 

 

It hasn't.

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New football stadium in Inglewood, home to the Rams and Chargers...must be named Dodge Stadium. spacer.pngspacer.png

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I'm partial to the newly-named home of the Galaxy, Dignity Health Sports Park.  Looking forward to calling it Health Sports Park in July when LAFC comes to Carson and leaves with four goals, three points and Galaxy's dignity.

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On 4/7/2019 at 9:42 PM, pianoknight said:

Busch Stadium (all of them) with the Cardinals is similar. Yes, it's corporate, but Anheiser-Busch has been a community staple in STL for generations. At this point, it feels less like a sponsored name and more like Fenway or Yankee Stadium. 

 

When the Busch family first bought the stadium from the Browns, they tried to rename it Budweiser Stadium.   Then-Commissioner Ford Frick shot that down, so they named it after themselves instead. 

 

But yeah.  This is why so many Brewers fans are pissed off at re-naming Miller Park. 

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4 hours ago, Gothamite said:

 

When the Busch family first bought the stadium from the Browns, they tried to rename it Budweiser Stadium.   Then-Commissioner Ford Frick shot that down, so they named it after themselves instead. 

 

But yeah.  This is why so many Brewers fans are pissed off at re-naming Miller Park. 

 

And back in the day, the naming rights was just a one-and-done deal.  You helped pay for the stadium, you got the name.  Today, it's become much more contract-y with companies getting rights for a specific period of time.  It's like the sponsor creep in college bowl games.  You wind up with something like:

 

Samsung presents the State Farm showing of the 12th annual Uber Doritos Bowl, brought to you by Coke Zero.

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29 minutes ago, pianoknight said:

And back in the day, the naming rights was just a one-and-done deal.  You helped pay for the stadium, you got the name.  Today, it's become much more contract-y with companies getting rights for a specific period of time.

 

It’s not as though re-namings were unheard of before, though.  The original Busch Stadium came when the Busch family bought and re-named Sportsman’s Park, after all. 

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I'm glad college football is largely immune to this. If Nebraska ever renames Memorial Stadium, heads will roll. 

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