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It's always kicked around these parts that wherever the Penguins play should be named for Mario, but I really liked The Igloo. Maybe CEC could be re-named Le Magnifique, although that might seem a little out of place for a building in uptown Pittsburgh.

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If you could rename every arena in sports, and get rid of the corporate branding, what names would you choose?

A few I'd choose

Honda Center - The Pond of Anaheim

HP Pavilion - San Jose Arena

AT&T Park - Willie Mays Park

Petco Park - Gaslamp Park

Staples Center - Great Western Arena

Made a few changes to yours. I'd not name Staples Center after a child molester. And HP Pavilion had a non-corporate name once that I'd rather see it back to since taxpayers did build the thing. Also Petco Park should still retain "Park" rather than "Stadium".

Great Western was a corporate name.

True, but it was the best corporate name ever put on an arena. And one that lasted years after the company ceased to exist because it's a good name in its own right.

Wrigley Field...kind of?

And this would all be moot if MetLife was actually JetBlue Stadium.

Nah. Wrigley was named after the man, not the company. Like many of its contemporaries (Shibe Park, Navin Field, etc...)

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I like China Basin Park for San Francisco Phone Park. Or maybe Pier [#] Park, if it was built on or near one of the numbered piers. I bristle at naming it for Willie Mays. Willie Mays was great, but was he name-a-major-league-ballpark-for-him great? especially considering there aren't any other major league parks named for greats?

IMO, there would be no better name for AT&T Park than China Basin (Ball)Park.

I've heard Embarcadero Field/Park, but that seems like a bit of a stretch and I don't think it's technically on the Embarcadero.

Really though, it's never had a better corporate name than Pacific Bell Park because of the strong association of the company with the city.

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Tropicana Field - Thunderdome

Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium - Howard Schnellenberger Stadium

KFC Yum! Center - New Freedom Hall

Louisville Slugger Field - Riverfront Park

Lucas Oil Stadium - Victory Stadium

Great American Ballpark - New Riverfront Stadium

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I like China Basin Park for San Francisco Phone Park. Or maybe Pier [#] Park, if it was built on or near one of the numbered piers. I bristle at naming it for Willie Mays. Willie Mays was great, but was he name-a-major-league-ballpark-for-him great? especially considering there aren't any other major league parks named for greats?

There aren't baseball stadiums named for greats because they're all named for Enron, Halliburton, Blackwater (now apparently "Academi"), et al.

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Miller Park (or Turner Field)--Hank Aaron Field

Not that I think it'd matter one way or the other, but there is a Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee County. UWM's baseball team and a few high schools play there.

Robin Yount Stadium or Meominee Valley Grounds would work too.

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Lucas Oil Stadium - Victory Stadium

Why? This makes absolutely no sense. Sure, there's Victory Field, but there was historical precedence for that name.

As far as Cleveland goes, I'd use the "Gateway" moniker on both Progressive Field and The Q, being the Gateway District after all.

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On the very top of my list, don't care if it's corporate:

EnergySolutions Arena--Delta Center (Salt Lake City is a major Delta Airlines hub)

Otherwise, EnergySolutions Arena--either Larry H. Miller Arena, Miller Arena, or The New Salt Palace*

Others off the top of my head:

NBA

Toyota Center--The Summit

Staples Center--The Downtown Forum

FedEx Forum--The Memphis Forum

Chesapeake Energy Arena--Bricktown Arena

AT&T Center--Alamo Arena

NHL

Honda Center--The Pond at Anaheim

HP Pavillion--The Shark Tank

Scotiabank Saddledome--The Saddledome

*Named after the owner's family. In "The New Salt Palace"'s case, I'd still call it that, even though it's one of the NBA's older arenas (~20 years in age).

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Lucas Oil Stadium - Victory Stadium

Why? This makes absolutely no sense. Sure, there's Victory Field, but there was historical precedence for that name.

As far as Cleveland goes, I'd use the "Gateway" moniker on both Progressive Field and The Q, being the Gateway District after all.

It doesn't have to make sense and this thread will probably devolve into The Pointless Realignment Outpost Concerning Stadiums eventually anyway.

Capital Diamond, as suggested by the admiral, isn't bad.

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AT&T Park: Steroid Bay

Palace at Auburn Hills: Detroit Basketball Barn: Home of the Fightin' Fans

Cleveland Browns Stadium: Depression Sinkhole Stadium

Rogers Arena: Riot Room

Lucas Oil Field: Austin Collie Concussion Memorial Field

Busch Stadium: Darryl Kile Josh Hancock Albert Pujols Rally Squirrel Memorial Stadium

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Busch Stadium: Darryl Kile Josh Hancock Albert Pujols Rally Squirrel Humorless Dopes Memorial Stadium

Stay classy, Cubs fans!

Fixed my OP for accuracy.

Also a bonus:

Wrigley Field: Viney Pit of Baseball Sluts

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Miller Park (or Turner Field)--Hank Aaron Field

Not that I think it'd matter one way or the other, but there is a Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee County. UWM's baseball team and a few high schools play there.

Robin Yount Stadium or Meominee Valley Grounds would work too.

I like Menomonee Valley Grounds/Park/Stadium (that edifice is certainly big enough for stadium designation), but Miller Park is locally/historically relevant enough not to chap my ass in any meaningful way.

Target Field is an interesting one, as I don't think they went with their best option there. I liked the proposed "Land O' Lakes Field" better. Hard to name it for Carl Pohlad, what with him being a miserly bastard who volunteered to end his own team.

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O.co Coliseum - Oakland Coliseum

University of Phoenix Stadium - University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale

Lambeau Field - Lambo Field (Lamborghini sponsorship)

Metrodome - (keep as is but add a hair gelled faux hawk to the roof)

FedEx Field - The Palace of Mediocrity

Edward Jones Dome - Gateway Dome

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FedEx Forum = Mid-South Forum

Reason: I always liked the sound of Mid-South Coliseum back when Memphis State basketball and wrestling took place there.

I like Menomonee Valley Grounds/Park/Stadium (that edifice is certainly big enough for stadium designation), but Miller Park is locally/historically relevant enough not to chap my ass in any meaningful way.

Well it definitely chaps my ass that when people hear "Milwaukee" and "beer," their minds automatically go to what is probably the worst beer that's brewed here (unless they think Beast... then it definitely IS the worst!).

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