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Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by PRENNTACULAR, Nov 23, 2006.

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  1. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Recently, I have noticed the lack of interesting stadium names, for most major sports.

    I mean come on...

    Staples Arena?

    SBC Park?

    Lincoln Financial Feild?

    So we are going to solve this issue...

    In this thread, we are going to come up with the most creative/funny Stadium names we can...

    Or, you can make it serious and post a name you would like your team's stadium to pick up!

    Have at it.
     
  2. RealMadrid

    RealMadrid Jedi Youngling star 3

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    You have no idea how corporate sponsorship works do you?
     
  3. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No, I do...Really, I get it.

    BUT, I still think this is a fun idea for a thread, and it really has bummed me out that it has come to this.
     
  4. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Kyle Field where Texas A&M plays hasn't sold out (yet)!!! WHOOP!
     
  5. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Theres a difference between understanding corporate sponsorship, and liking the stupid sounding names that result from it.

    But if you couldn't tell from that phrasing, I agree that there is a dearth of good stadium names these days. The best, IMO, are those named after the greats from that sport at that school, etc.
     
  6. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    every now and then, a corporate-named stadium becomes part of the local landscape. America West Arena was like that here. It was often just called "AWA", and i certainly didn't think of it as anything corporate. it was, of course, and still is (as U.S. Airways Center), but it just sounded right.

    Rare, unfortunately.
     
  7. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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    [image=http://www.slayage.tv/siteimages/Nashville/Gaylord2.JPG]

    Best. Name. Ever.
     
  8. Saper

    Saper Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Fenway Pahk.


    Oriole Park at Camden Yards.



    Two of the best stadium names ever.
     
  9. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yankee Stadium. We have our own TV network, who needs a stadium sponsor.
     
  10. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yankee Stadium. We have our own TV network, who needs a stadium sponsor.


    depending on what happens with the new stadium, maybe you.
     
  11. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I habven't heard anything in thtat direction yet, though with Steinbrenner anything that brings in more money can't be ruled out. In the end, though, I think he'll bow to the importance of history and not give it a sponsor name.
     
  12. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://www.lunargifts.co.uk/wallrug%20pics/160%20OLD%20TRAFFORD.jpg]

    ^will never have a corporate sponsor
     
  13. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I would hope not. But can you be so certain the Glazers won't do it?
     
  14. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    It won't be long before the American's unstable grasp of the English language sees Old Trafford renamed at the whim of a local Glazier.

    And lol @ Boba_Fett_2001.
     
  15. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    And let' not forget, the Galazers are responsible for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, the stadium with a pirta eship

    [image=http://www.nassal.com/images/buccaneers_ship_lg.jpg]

    Ho long until they do a riff on the Red Devils nickname And put up some Disney verison of hades in Old Trafford?
     
  16. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    they won't do it. they know the necessary differences between the NFL and the Premier League and between their two teams.
     
  17. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Yeah I'd be inclined to agree actually. It's about what makes money to them, and retaining the traditional names of the stadium (and clubs) makes good financial sense.
     
  18. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Unless selling out to big corporations makes them more money...;)


     
  19. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    In the UK, I think even big corporations would baulk at upsetting what (in many cases) is over a hundred years of history. The lengthy history of many of the Premiership's top sides is a huge thing here.
     
  20. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    I really, really dislike corportate names for stadiums. Mile High becomes Invesco? Lame.

    Thankfully, our sports stadiums in KC are lovely venues with good names.

    [image=http://graphics.fansonly.com/confs/big12/graphics/arrowhead-430.jpg]
    Arrowhead [face_love] Best NFL stadium, period.

    [image=http://www.superseriesbaseball.com/NC/KCRoyalsKaufmanStadium.gif]
    Kaufman. The K. One of the best MLB stadiums, though unfortunately without a good team to fill it.


    I will be very angry if either of these ever sells out. Especially Arrowhead.

    [hl=darkred]-sj loves kevin spacey[/hl]
     
  21. darthdrago

    darthdrago Jedi Master star 4

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    I can't stand the 49ers, but I still chuckle at the fact that they play in Monster Park.
     
  22. imperial_dork

    imperial_dork Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It will always be Candlestick Park. :p

    I still think the worst of the bunch was Network Associates Coliseum. Wow. That one screams, 'excitement'. [face_plain]
     
  23. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Staples Arena?





    [image=http://www.geocities.com/los_angeles_coast/Staples_Center_Los_Angeles.jpg]






    Don't see Arena on it anywhere.
    ;) :p
     
  24. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yea, I typed it up in a hurry, and didn't really do that much research...

    Either way, it is a sucky name for a great sporting venue.
     
  25. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I don't think it is: all the teams that play in there are staples of the L.A. sports scene. See, it makes sense. :p
     
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