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You're not nutty. That name is a disgrace. This is not a hockey arena, or a basketball gymnasium. This is a BASEBALL PARK. Name it as such.

Is anyone else sick and tired of all these corporately-named sporting arenas being called "XYZ Center/re"? Come up with something original!

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At least you can play MVP Baseball 2005 at the old SkyDome

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Is anyone else sick and tired of all these corporately-named sporting arenas being called "XYZ Center/re"? Come up with something original!

You just know some dumbass is gonna name there sporting venue the "XYZ Center" now.

--Rogers "Time?" Centre.

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Rogers Centre eh...i'll probably still refer it as SkyDome

i like the canadian feel with the global english centre in the name

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Rogers Centre eh...i'll probably still refer it as SkyDome

i like the canadian feel with the global english centre in the name

Funny, considering it is in Canada. :wacko:

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For those who have missed it before--

"Centre" is a building, a structure...

"center" is a the middle of something...

So Centre is indeed correct...

(and you could be in the center of the centre...)

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Was watching PTI this afternoon, and Kornheiser and Wilbon were ripping on the name too. Not on the "centre" part, mind you; they were wondering who "Rogers" was. One of their hypotheses was that the stadium was named after Mr. Rogers. I can take a joke as good as anyone else, but they need to do some research before they start in on something they don't know. Of course, it happened north of the 49th parallel, so it didn't really matter, right? <_<

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Was watching PTI this afternoon, and Kornheiser and Wilbon were ripping on the name too. Not on the "centre" part, mind you; they were wondering who "Rogers" was. One of their hypotheses was that the stadium was named after Mr. Rogers. I can take a joke as good as anyone else, but they need to do some research before they start in on something they don't know. Of course, it happened north of the 49th parallel, so it didn't really matter, right? <_<

I saw that. It was funny watching trying to figure out what the heck Rogers was. They said Mr. Rogers, and Roy Rogers. Considering the show is shown on TSN, a competitor of Rogers Sportsnet, I'll bet TSN employees got a good chuckle as well.

I don't think the name would resonate to Americans who are wondering what Rogers is so they would still refer to it as SkyDome. Unless of course Rogers decides to buy any American telecommunications firm.

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Is anyone else sick and tired of all these corporately-named sporting arenas being called "XYZ Center/re"? Come up with something original!

I wouldn't mind if someone named their staium the CZzyzx Centre!

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I agree completely Survival

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Logo is weak, just like the name. In reference to the XYZ Center, there is one arena named after a product...

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The joke when HP took over the naming rights was that the Shark Tank could freeze up and restart if the Sharks played poorly. :lol:

Also, anyone notice the Argos logo on the SKYDOME'S web site?

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I know they changed their look slightly but the wave is gone and its a more Carolina Panthers blue.

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Rogers Centre (or RC for short)  :)

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Or SkyDome, which is what everyone else will call it...

Speaking from experience, I know that when Winnipeg Stadium's naming rights were sold to CanadInns (a regional hotel chain), nobody thought the name would stick that well.

Turns out, thanks to the media outlets and media personalities calling it CanadInns Stadium, the name has somewhat caught on. Not to say there aren't people who still call it Winnipeg Stadium (or just "the stadium," seeing as it's unlikely to be confused with any other stadium in the city), but I was surprised to see how quickly the new name was integrated in the consciousness of the city.

In the case of SkyDome... well, SkyDome's clearly a more distinctive name and the "sky dome" is certainly more an integral part of the Toronto skyline than Winnipeg/CanadInns Stadium, so it will likely take a while longer to catch on. But I wouldn't be shocked to see it become fairly well known as "the RC" in a little while.

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Logo is weak, just like the name. In reference to the XYZ Center, there is one arena named after a product...

IMG_1241.JPG

The joke when HP took over the naming rights was that the Shark Tank could freeze up and restart if the Sharks played poorly. :lol:

Also, anyone notice the Argos logo on the SKYDOME'S web site?

logo_argos_big.gif

I know they changed their look slightly but the wave is gone and its a more Carolina Panthers blue.

And let me tell ya form personal expierence HP Pavillions Suck I got one in 2000 had problems consentially screen freezes, in the summer it would over heat, programs would crash without warning you name it.

Now I got a Dell and its grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat.

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Logo is weak, just like the name.  In reference to the XYZ Center, there is one arena named after a product...

IMG_1241.JPG

The joke when HP took over the naming rights was that the Shark Tank could freeze up and restart if the Sharks played poorly.  :lol:

I never realised that until I was looking for a computer. It's odd, but I think it's good corporate name for a building. Sure beats naming it the Compaq Presario

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Rogers Centre (or RC for short)  :)

splash_pic_topleft.jpg

Or SkyDome, which is what everyone else will call it...

Speaking from experience, I know that when Winnipeg Stadium's naming rights were sold to CanadInns (a regional hotel chain), nobody thought the name would stick that well.

Turns out, thanks to the media outlets and media personalities calling it CanadInns Stadium, the name has somewhat caught on. Not to say there aren't people who still call it Winnipeg Stadium (or just "the stadium," seeing as it's unlikely to be confused with any other stadium in the city), but I was surprised to see how quickly the new name was integrated in the consciousness of the city.

In the case of SkyDome... well, SkyDome's clearly a more distinctive name and the "sky dome" is certainly more an integral part of the Toronto skyline than Winnipeg/CanadInns Stadium, so it will likely take a while longer to catch on. But I wouldn't be shocked to see it become fairly well known as "the RC" in a little while.

I have a feeling it'll just become "The Dome" as that's what people seemed to call it anyways

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Rendering of new jumbotron and outfield scoreboards:

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