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Shaknb8k
09-26-2006, 10:12 PM
I was listening to ESPN Radio tonight and they were making fun of the new Arizona Cardinals stadium being named University of Phoenix Stadium which is an online college. And that got me thinking. What do you all think is the best name for a stadium that sold its naming rights?

I seriously believe that Great American Ballpark is by far the best and thatís not just cause Iím a Reds fan. When my dad and I first heard the name years ago he went crazy cause he thought they were going to name the stadium without selling the rights. We had no idea it was an insurance company at the time. We just thought it sounded awesome. I also love how they used Ballpark instead of Field or Stadium.

So what do you think is the best name for a sports stadium that sold out?

You can give me the worst name if you want.

Best: Great American Ballpark
Worst: Quicken Loans Arena (Gund Arena in Cleveland)

paintmered
09-26-2006, 10:24 PM
University of Phoenix Stadium? Wow, that's a new level of awful.

I think U.S. Cellular Field is attrocious as is Minute Maid Park and Tropicana Field.

TOBTTReds
09-26-2006, 11:14 PM
The Arizona stadium was supposed to be called "Pink Taco Stadium."
I AM NOT LYING. There is a restaurant called that there. THAT would be the worst by far.

Shaknb8k
09-26-2006, 11:15 PM
The Arizone stadium was supposed to be called "Pink Taco Stadium."
I AM NOT LYING. There is a restaurant called that there. THAT would be the worst by far.

Yeah they talked about it on the ESPN show. That would have been awful.

paintmered
09-26-2006, 11:16 PM
The Arizone stadium was supposed to be called "Pink Taco Stadium."
I AM NOT LYING. There is a restaurant called that there. THAT would be the worst by far.

I stand corrected. THAT, is the new level of awful.

However, that does have some serious nickname potential. hmm.....

Topcat
09-26-2006, 11:16 PM
The Arizone stadium was supposed to be called "Pink Taco Stadium."
I AM NOT LYING. There is a restaurant called that there. THAT would be the worst by far.

:eek:

Ltlabner
09-27-2006, 06:20 AM
Generally speaking I hate all of the corporate named parks. I understand that it's an amazing source of revenue but baseball stadiums should have names like Riverfront, 3-Rivers, Fulton County, Candlestick, The Polo Grounds, Ebets Field, etc etc. Not names like "Celluar One" or "Tropicanna". One is a phone company the other a casino. Neither are baseball stadium names.

Of all the corporate names, I'd say I hate "Comerica Park" the least.

RedsBaron
09-27-2006, 06:40 AM
In retrospect it would be hard to have a worse name than Enron Field.

MrCinatit
09-27-2006, 07:14 AM
In retrospect it would be hard to have a worse name than Enron Field.

Beat me to it.

I also thought The Great American Ballpark was a great name myself - even think so, now that I know it is attached to a corporate name.

terminator
09-27-2006, 08:38 AM
There's no competition for the best. GAB is the hands-down winner among those sold to corporate names.

Good: Miller Park, Coors Field

Bad: Comerica Park

Ugly: Petco Park, McAfee Colesium, AT&T Park

oneupper
09-27-2006, 08:42 AM
I thought Pro Player Stadium was acceptable, maybe even pretty good.
(now Dolphin stadium)

Eric in IL
09-27-2006, 09:35 AM
I thought about Wrigley Field. I guess it really doesn't count since there weren't naming rights sold back in the day.

Isn't the 49ers football stadium called Monster Park?

Blimpie
09-27-2006, 10:04 AM
The Arizona stadium was supposed to be called "Pink Taco Stadium."
I AM NOT LYING. There is a restaurant called that there. THAT would be the worst by far.I guess that "Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwich Stadium" was never a serious contender.

Danny Serafini
09-27-2006, 10:17 AM
The Arizona stadium was supposed to be called "Pink Taco Stadium."
I AM NOT LYING. There is a restaurant called that there. THAT would be the worst by far.

Are you sure that wasn't King Taco?

I just find it funny that there's a U. of Phoenix football stadium when the U. of Phoenix doesn't even have a football team.

Reverend Doo-Rag
09-27-2006, 11:22 AM
Good: Miller Park, Coors Field


From what I understand, old Busch Stadium was almost "Budweiser Stadium"

15fan
09-27-2006, 11:32 AM
The worst is wherever the Boston Celtics call home these days.

westofyou
09-27-2006, 11:57 AM
Candlestick - A.K.A. 3Com Park & Monster Park

BCubb2003
09-27-2006, 12:06 PM
The best of the corporate names sound like a real person's name, like Miller Park and Coors Field. The worst are those made-up generic high-tech names like Comerica, Pac Bell or Petco.

sig
09-27-2006, 12:49 PM
Wasn't the first stadium to recently use Ballpark where the Rangers play. "The Ballpark in Arlington". The "in Arlington" was pretty hokey. It should have just been Arlington Ballpark. Now it is Ameriquest Field. I like Ballpark too.

I think Camden Yards is pretty cool name.

Bank One Ballpark! THE BOB sounds good. What is now called? Chase Field.

Didn't Louisville try to recently get the Vancouver Griz to move there and want to bring back the Kentucky Colonels? Didn't they want to build a stadium that was shaped like an old KFC Bucket of Chicken or something? what would they have called it? The Bucket!!! Guess it fits for basketball.

RBA
09-27-2006, 01:00 PM
Soldier Field, now New Soldier Field. The "New" sounds tacky.

RBA
09-27-2006, 01:04 PM
I also like the name, "Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum"

Not just a park or field, but a COLISEUM!

vaticanplum
09-27-2006, 04:24 PM
Soldier Field, now New Soldier Field. The "New" sounds tacky.

I didn't even know that :laugh: I've never heard anybody call it that. It's always just Soldier Field.

BuckWoody
09-27-2006, 04:33 PM
FWIW, I never ever liked the name Cynergy Field. :thumbdown

As far as current names go, the Great American Ball Park is about as good as it gets when considering the competition.

blumj
09-27-2006, 05:02 PM
The worst is wherever the Boston Celtics call home these days.
What, you're not fond of the name TD Banknorth Garden? Anything that involves banking related terms at all is pretty hideous. I actually like Tropicana, though, because you can call it the Trop, which just sounds cool. Pretend the team is good and the stadium is nice, why wouldn't you want to say, "Hey, let's go check out the Rays at the Trop!"?

And it's not a sold name, so it doesn't really count, but Oriole Park at Camden Yards is the best name ever. It's such a perfect fake-old sounding name for a perfect fake-old looking ballpark, that I'm totally willing to buy into it.

Newman4
09-27-2006, 05:19 PM
The Arizona stadium was supposed to be called "Pink Taco Stadium."
I AM NOT LYING. There is a restaurant called that there. THAT would be the worst by far.

Boys, where I come from a "pink taco" doesn't have anything to do with football if you get what I'm sayin' :evil:

BoomerSoonerRed
09-27-2006, 11:16 PM
Wasn't the first stadium to recently use Ballpark where the Rangers play. "The Ballpark in Arlington". The "in Arlington" was pretty hokey. It should have just been Arlington Ballpark. Now it is Ameriquest Field. I like Ballpark too.
Actually, the official name is Ameriquest Field in Arlington. But like many other longtime Ranger fans like myself, we still refer to it as "The Ballpark."