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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 4/5/2019 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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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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