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

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  1. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    Our new indoor arena (for Hockey probably and maybe NBA eventually) is going to be the Sprint Center. Which, as far as corporate sponsorships go, isn't *too* bad. It envokes the image of, you know, sprinting :p


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  2. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    I miss the old days before corporate sponsorship names on the stadiums. I grew up with Memorial Stadium and Camden Yards. Now it's named after banks and Internet sites.
     
  3. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    The JC needs to sponsor a stadium.

    That's it.

    Best. Idea. Ever.
     
  4. EMPEROR_WINDU

    EMPEROR_WINDU Jedi Master star 5

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    Kaufman is indeed a fine place to watch a baseball game.


    I know I'm biased, but I've always liked the Cleveland Indians stadium name: Jacobs Field.


    It can never be changed and I just think it fits with the atmoshphere around that area.
     
  5. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    PetCo Park and US Cellular Field are the worst
     
  6. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    [image=http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~hiroshin/pictures/usa/los_angeles_dodgers1.jpg]




    I can comfortably say that Dodger Stadium will never be renamed by a corporate sponsor, and will always be Dodger Stadium.:cool:
     
  7. Baron-Soontir-Fel

    Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Knight star 5

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    That's why so many people (including myself) just call it Comiskey. :p
     
  8. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm proud of my hometown in this regard. The Jake and Cleveland Browns Stadium have, thus far, avoided corporate sponsorships, and that makes me happy. Too bad they changed the name of Gund Arena to Quicken Loans Arena (which I refuse to cal "The Q", as I hate self-gloss).
     
  9. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    I think you can safely say that. It's a lot easier when you have a team that's got tons of money. Unfortunately the Royals definitely don't, so it's amazing Kaufman has stayed Kaufman.


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  10. Baron-Soontir-Fel

    Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Knight star 5

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    Isn't the Royals owner fairly wealthy as it is? And the team receives plenty of money from revenue sharing. It's not the Yankees fault teams like the Royals and Pirates love signing old retreads.
     
  11. darthdrago

    darthdrago Jedi Master star 4

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    That's McAfee Coliseum to you!
     
  12. shinjo_jedi

    shinjo_jedi Jedi Master star 5

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    Seeing all the corporate names on stadiums and arenas is honestly disgusting, and is rather pathetic. I mean, come on: Taco Bell Arena, Pepsi Center, Credit Union Center, General Motors Place, Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre.
     
  13. shinjo_jedi

    shinjo_jedi Jedi Master star 5

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    Agreed, although Taco Bell Arena gives it a run for it's money.
     
  14. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    The owner just appears to have common sense to respect the name of the stadium, since Kauffman was the man who won the bidding to buy the Royals in 1968. Saro makes a good point on this matter as well.
     
  15. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    Yeah, I think there's enough sense to respect the tradition.

    No, it's teams like the Yankees and Red Sox fault that any time the Royals develop a good player, they get bought off by a team with salaries the Royals could never match. You're welcome for Carlos Beltran and Johnny Damon [face_plain] The Royals basically function as a professional farm team.

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  16. Darth Mace

    Darth Mace Jedi Master star 4

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    Beaver Stadium o_O
     
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