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Old 08-03-05, 01:49 PM
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Cities with no corporate sponsored stadiums

Recently Cleveland's "Gund Arena" was changed to "Quicken Loans Arena." My brother swears that Cleveland was the last major city in America to have three major sports venues without corporate sponsors in their name. (We had Gund Arena, Jacob's Field, and Cleveland Brown's Stadium) Is he wrong? What other cities have no corporate sponsors in their names of their stadiums?
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Old 08-03-05, 01:55 PM
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Green Bay. They only have one venue though.
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Quicken Loans Arena??? What an awful stadium name.
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Old 08-03-05, 02:11 PM
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What about New York?

(Yankee Stadium, madison square garden, shea stadium, meadowlands)
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RFK stadium where the Nationals (and DC United) play. When the Nats are bought, the name will certainly change. There should be a rule about not being able to change the name of a memorial stadium.
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
What about New York?

(Yankee Stadium, madison square garden, shea stadium, meadowlands)
The Meadowlands complex is in NJ and Continental Airlines Arena is part of it.
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Old 08-03-05, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
RFK stadium where the Nationals (and DC United) play. When the Nats are bought, the name will certainly change. There should be a rule about not being able to change the name of a memorial stadium.

MCI Center.
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Old 08-03-05, 02:16 PM
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What about New York?

(Yankee Stadium, madison square garden, shea stadium, meadowlands)

Besides what Obey says, what is Nassau Colieseum (where the Isles play) called now?
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Old 08-03-05, 02:19 PM
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Kansas City? kauffman stadium, arrowhead stadium
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Old 08-03-05, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
MCI Center.

Yeah, I didn't read the thread title completely, I guess.


I thought it said "Cities with stadiums w/o corporate sponsorship" and not "cities that have entirely no corporate sponsored stadiums." Either way, I don't really care.
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Old 08-03-05, 02:22 PM
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Portland also has the Rose Garden (then again, its our only stadium)
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
Besides what Obey says, what is Nassau Colieseum (where the Isles play) called now?
I believe it's still called Nassau Coliseum.
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Old 08-03-05, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
Kansas City? kauffman stadium, arrowhead stadium

Nice. That might be the only one (assuming we are talking metro areas) with more than 1 that qualifies.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
Nice. That might be the only one (assuming we are talking metro areas) with more than 1 that qualifies.
Not suprising, there's not businesses there to sponsor them.

I was their for a conference downtown at the convention center last year and it was easily the most dead downtown area I've ever been too. It was like a ghost town.

Though of course maybe everything has just moved out into the suburbs, I didn't get to explore beyond the downtown area.
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How about Chicago:
Wrigley Field, Comiskey Park, and Soldier Field are 3 major stadiums.

United Center for basketball is obviously sponsored. I don't think Wrigely counts as a sponsor in the modern sense, I don't think they give any money to keep the name there.
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The Titans used to play at the Adelphia Coliseum but a few years ago, thanks to Adelphia going bankrupt, they changed it to the Titans Coliseum.
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Cincinnati:
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Auburn Hills- The Palace of Auburn Hills.
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Originally Posted by Homer Simpson
How about Chicago:
Wrigley Field, Comiskey Park, and Soldier Field are 3 major stadiums.

United Center for basketball is obviously sponsored. I don't think Wrigely counts as a sponsor in the modern sense, I don't think they give any money to keep the name there.
Comiskey is now US Cellular Field.
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And Great American Insurance Company put the name on the ballyard in Cincy.
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
Kansas City? kauffman stadium, arrowhead stadium
Kemper Arena

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Kemper Arena

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No major league teams play there.
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Green Bay (Lambeau Field) and New Orleans (Superdome, New Orleans Arena) are the only ones that come to mind. Even the Canadian cities that only have one pro franchise (NHL) have all sold naming rights to their stadiums.

Calgary = Pengrowth Saddledome
Edmonton = Rexall Place
Montreal = Bell Center -oops- Centre
Ottawa = Corel Center -oops- Centre
Vancouver = General Motors Place -oops- Plaec
Toronto = Air Canada Center -oops- Centre (and they've got the Blue Jays at the Rogers Center -oops- Centre)
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Originally Posted by Obey The D
I believe it's still called Nassau Coliseum.

technically it is Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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Originally Posted by Homer Simpson
How about Chicago:
Wrigley Field, Comiskey Park, and Soldier Field are 3 major stadiums.

United Center for basketball is obviously sponsored. I don't think Wrigely counts as a sponsor in the modern sense, I don't think they give any money to keep the name there.
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