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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:32 PM

Do you like stadiums/arenas being named after corporations and businesses? Why/why not?

Personally I'm not crazy about the idea of stadiums and arenas being named after them. What happened to the time when more stadiums were named after teams or areas such as Candlestick Park, Tiger Stadium, Cleveland Stadium, Ebbets Field, and Chicago Stadium? Today we have mostly names like O.co Coliseum, Citi Field, Wells Fargo Arena, HP Pavillion, Busch Stadium, Staples Center, Target Field, and Safeco Field.
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Jamaal510 Dec 2012 OP
bemildred Dec 2012 #1
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #2
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2012 #3
99Forever Dec 2012 #4
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #5
XemaSab Dec 2012 #6
TheCowsCameHome Dec 2012 #7
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MrSlayer Dec 2012 #9
brewens Dec 2012 #10
RagAss Dec 2012 #11
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #12
customerserviceguy Dec 2012 #13
longship Dec 2012 #14
beveeheart Dec 2012 #15
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #17
Canuckistanian Dec 2012 #16
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #18
Initech Dec 2012 #19

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:36 PM

1. Well, it makes it clear who really owns things. nt

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:39 PM

2. I voted no, becasue I'm fed up with the corporatization of America and nothing but $$$$$ as

a #1 priority.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:42 PM

3. Damn that Wrigley Field!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:42 PM

4. The Corporate States of America.

Need I say more?

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:43 PM

5. If they paid for them...sure

They don't. So no...

In fact publicly funded stadiums should go the way of the dodo.

(And no choice in poll to explain this)

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:45 PM

6. Only when it's time to go deface Arco Arena after the oil spill

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:46 PM

7. America is for sale to the highest corporate bidder, apparently.

I find it repulsive.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:46 PM

8. I'm fine with it.

Building a stadium is expensive. Anything that makes that more affordable, I'm fine with. I realize a lot of times the team gets the money from naming rights and not the city, but if a contract was well written, then they could ask the team to pay more for the stadium and get the naming rights (so the team makes a bit of money, and the stadium makes a bit of money.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:47 PM

9. Not really but it gives teams more money to compete.

 

I prefer War Memorial Stadium or Veteran's Stadium over some corporate bullshit but things are what they are.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:03 PM

10. I'm not against that exactly. It's more the kind of blackmail that goes on involving

the franchises. These team owners threaten to move the cities team if they don't get their stadium built. I'd like to see two things done to prevent that and get more teams run like The Green Bay Packers.

Any owner that proposes to move a team must first offer to sell it to the city or county at fair market price. They are not allowed to keep the team name in any case.

The truth is that many of these owners could afford to build their own stadiums if they had to.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:17 PM

11. I don't care if they call it Shithouse, as long as I don't have to pay for it.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:20 PM

12. No. They didn't pay for them. With rare exception the taxpayers paid the bills, they just kick in a

 

tiny fraction to buy the sign.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:44 PM

13. If it keeps the price of tickets down

what's wrong with it? A brief mention of the whole name is made during the broadcast, if that's all that the corporation gets for its money, what's the harm?

Advertising only works on weak minds.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:19 AM

14. Before Tiger Stadium it was Briggs stadium.

And some time before that, it was Navin Field. People have been paying to get their name on stadiums for some time.

I attended more than one game at Briggs. Yes, it was the same park that was called Navin, and the same one called Tiger Stadium. BTW, it was a wonderful venue to watch baseball. I saw first baseman Norm Cash blast a homer over the roof in right field once. As soon as the ball left his bat everybody knew it was gone. The stadium rocked as we all stood to watch the ball sail literally out of the park. Cash did that feat four times, IIRC.

Many memories at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. Now, all in the past.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:05 AM

15. I loved Mile High Stadium.

And some of us still refer to new stadium by the old name.

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Response to beveeheart (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:02 AM

17. We even had to fight to fight to keep Bucky. n/t

 

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:23 AM

16. No, and here's another reason

Our local Ottawa NHL stadium has had THREE different names since it was built in 1996. The Palladium, The Corel Centre and now Scotiabank Place.

Once these facilities decide to sell out naming rights, there's a time-limited contract for each new name.

As a result, people don't even know what to call their local stadiums. Why does EVERYTHING need to have a price?

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:05 AM

18. They're going to tear down the Meadowlands and the taxpayers still owe $100M from it's construction.

 

These teams are owned by billionaires and generate more billions, yet the taxpayers are expected to pick up the check and than pay exorbitant ticket prices.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:28 AM

19. TD Bank North Garden, jobing.com Arena, Quicken Loans Arena, Edison Field...

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