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2022-05-14 3:44:01 AM  
I'm happy to keep letting them change names until it becomes the Fark.com UFIA Centre.
 
2022-05-14 4:56:42 AM  
I was actually late to a concert once because I went to the wrong stadium due to name changes.
 
2022-05-14 5:55:15 AM  
This deserves no response since freedom and mortgage are mutually exclusive.
 
2022-05-14 6:20:38 AM  
Need to get the payment for the sign upfront and separate from the sponsorship. Signage adds up in a hurry. There's the sign up front, but also all over the building.
 
2022-05-14 6:22:55 AM  
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\Boston area farkers will get it
\\I know we used to rename buildings when new owners came around (like Redland Field->Crosley Field, Navin->Briggs->Tiger, etc.) but corporate naming rights are just destroying the concept of an iconic name these days
 
2022-05-14 6:26:20 AM  

FriarReb98: [cdn.shopify.com image 500x500]
\Boston area farkers will get it
\\I know we used to rename buildings when new owners came around (like Redland Field->Crosley Field, Navin->Briggs->Tiger, etc.) but corporate naming rights are just destroying the concept of an iconic name these days


Yep, I still call it Great Woods too.
 
2022-05-14 6:53:19 AM  
We've got a place like that in Pittsburgh.
"Are you going to the concert at Corporation of the Week Ampitheater?"
"Where?"
"Used to be Star Lake?"
"Oh, yeah. No, I've got to work...."
 
2022-05-14 7:11:24 AM  
Yeah, in Roanoke we've got the Wells Fargo Tower (formerly Wachovia Tower, formerly First Union Tower, formerly Dominion Tower) which i still call Dominion Tower because a) it sounds cooler and b) I, too, can make lame DS9 jokes now.

Also just discovered that the thing was only completed six years before I got here and that there is no numbered 13th floor; I'd no idea people still did that silly "no 13th floor" thing.

/ seriously, what century is this?
 
2022-05-14 7:11:30 AM  
Just saw a concert in Kentucky at the KFC Yum! Center.

"Yum" apparently wasn't cringeworthy enough on its own, so they made the exclamation mark a part of it, too.
 
2022-05-14 7:19:16 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: Just saw a concert in Kentucky at the KFC Yum! Center.

"Yum" apparently wasn't cringeworthy enough on its own, so they made the exclamation mark a part of it, too.


The ! is part of their trademark.
 
2022-05-14 7:23:08 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Barricaded Gunman: Just saw a concert in Kentucky at the KFC Yum! Center.

"Yum" apparently wasn't cringeworthy enough on its own, so they made the exclamation mark a part of it, too.

The ! is part of their trademark.


Even still, "KFC Yum! Center" is an appalling name. There's no debating that.
 
2022-05-14 7:26:34 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: ArcadianRefugee: Barricaded Gunman: Just saw a concert in Kentucky at the KFC Yum! Center.

"Yum" apparently wasn't cringeworthy enough on its own, so they made the exclamation mark a part of it, too.

The ! is part of their trademark.

Even still, "KFC Yum! Center" is an appalling name. There's no debating that.


No argument there.
 
2022-05-14 7:33:11 AM  
The pavilion at Fair Park in Dallas will always be Starplex to me.

/currently Gexa Energy Pavilion
 
2022-05-14 7:37:40 AM  
There are examples of this all over the place. The most well-known that comes to mind is the Sears Tower, which hasn't officially gone by that name in 13 years.

There are numerous ones in KC, too: Sandstone, Sprint Center, Arrowhead, etc.
 
2022-05-14 7:44:45 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: There are examples of this all over the place. The most well-known that comes to mind is the Sears Tower, which hasn't officially gone by that name in 13 years.

There are numerous ones in KC, too: Sandstone, Sprint Center, Arrowhead, etc.


I've only ever called it Sandstone.

I guess the Sprint Center change makes sense. I guess I'll use the new name because Sprint sucked ass even in its home city.

Did they change Arrowhead? I am out of the loop on this one but I don't see anyone going along with that.
 
2022-05-14 7:57:10 AM  

InfoFreako: Incorrigible Astronaut: There are examples of this all over the place. The most well-known that comes to mind is the Sears Tower, which hasn't officially gone by that name in 13 years.

There are numerous ones in KC, too: Sandstone, Sprint Center, Arrowhead, etc.

I've only ever called it Sandstone.

I guess the Sprint Center change makes sense. I guess I'll use the new name because Sprint sucked ass even in its home city.

Did they change Arrowhead? I am out of the loop on this one but I don't see anyone going along with that.


It's technically GEHA Field at Arrowhead. Yeah, stupid and not unlike turning Mile High into Empower Field at Mile High.

I'm sticking with Sprint Center or The Fishbowl because those are a lot easier to say than T-Mobile Center.
 
2022-05-14 8:10:19 AM  
Enron Field laughs at these shenanigans.
 
2022-05-14 8:21:30 AM  

McGrits: The Building The Dolphins Play In laughs at these shenanigans.


FTFY. Pretty sure that is the sports stadium that holds the record. I've avoided giving it its current name in the realization that it might not be the same name tomorrow.
 
2022-05-14 8:34:22 AM  
We've had a few of those in NYC which keep changing names- I think the one that stands out the most is the Nokia, then Best Buy, then Sony, and now Paladium Theater in Times Square.

Changes names every two-three years
 
2022-05-14 8:59:09 AM  

JustMatt: FriarReb98: [cdn.shopify.com image 500x500]
\Boston area farkers will get it
\\I know we used to rename buildings when new owners came around (like Redland Field->Crosley Field, Navin->Briggs->Tiger, etc.) but corporate naming rights are just destroying the concept of an iconic name these days

Yep, I still call it Great Woods too.


Same.

And I moved away from New England 10 years ago, but if I have conversation s with friends or family back in Mass they all know what I mean by saying Great Woods
 
2022-05-14 9:05:11 AM  
At least they can't change the name of the USS New Jersey each time there's a new sponsor to the nonprofit that maintains the battleship.
 
2022-05-14 9:30:18 AM  
"The Broncos have eight home games this year at Empower Field," says nobody ever.
 
2022-05-14 10:05:55 AM  
I think the last time I was there (and my last concert) it was still the E Center and Y100 had their Feztivals. System Of A Down was the closer. Best show I've ever seen. I'm still not a fan but they put on a hell of a show.
 
2022-05-14 10:07:56 AM  

doctorguilty: We've got a place like that in Pittsburgh.
"Are you going to the concert at Corporation of the Week Ampitheater?"
"Where?"
"Used to be Star Lake?"
"Oh, yeah. No, I've got to work...."


They finally gave up and now call it "Star Lake sponsored by" or somesuch.
 
2022-05-14 10:19:17 AM  

FriarReb98: [cdn.shopify.com image 500x500]
\Boston area farkers will get it
\\I know we used to rename buildings when new owners came around (like Redland Field->Crosley Field, Navin->Briggs->Tiger, etc.) but corporate naming rights are just destroying the concept of an iconic name these days


And the New John Hancock.
 
2022-05-14 10:23:32 AM  
Should probably just use one of those changeable signs like gas stations use.
 
2022-05-14 10:59:02 AM  
I've always had the mindset that if you are a business that can afford to put your name on a venue then they are charging too much for their product or services.

Where I live we have the KeyBank Center and Highmark BlueCross BlueShield Stadium. Most people don't or can't afford to do business with either company.
 
2022-05-14 11:00:40 AM  

phed: I think the last time I was there (and my last concert) it was still the E Center and Y100 had their Feztivals. System Of A Down was the closer. Best show I've ever seen. I'm still not a fan but they put on a hell of a show.


Now I've got that video of those high school kids miming to "chop suey" from the early days of YouTube stuck in my head
 
2022-05-14 12:30:55 PM  
Once The Garden State Arts Center started with the corporate names it became known simply as The Arts Center everywhere except in advertisements and announcements.
 
2022-05-14 12:43:04 PM  
In Austin we have a weird naming problem.  We have the Moody Theatre, where ACL is filmed and mid-sized acts perform regularly.  Last fall, the Moody Amphitheater opened a few blocks away for mid-sized acts.  And just about a month ago, the Moody Center opened for UT basketball games and arena-sized acts.  Very confusing.
 
2022-05-14 1:44:59 PM  
I'm hoping that, with the crryptocurrency market cratering, we can go back to calling our place Staples Center again. I know that's still a corporate name, but it's much less cringey.
 
2022-05-14 1:51:36 PM  

wrenchboy: I've always had the mindset that if you are a business that can afford to put your name on a venue then they are charging too much for their product or services.


Buying naming rights is like taking out television ads for your company saying "All our execs drive Ferraris."
 
2022-05-14 2:29:34 PM  

tmyk: Once The Garden State Arts Center started with the corporate names it became known simply as The Arts Center everywhere except in advertisements and announcements.


Fun fact: a lot of the road signs for the arena and minor league ballpark in Manchester, New Hampshire leave off the branding specifically because they've told what is now ASM (the arena's operators) and whomever sponsors the ballpark that they would have to pay not only to put the signage up, but take it down if they ever give up the rights. So there's still a ton of signs for "Civic Arena" and "Fisher Cats Ballpark" around town.
 
2022-05-14 2:32:14 PM  
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2022-05-14 6:39:02 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: ArcadianRefugee: Barricaded Gunman: Just saw a concert in Kentucky at the KFC Yum! Center.

"Yum" apparently wasn't cringeworthy enough on its own, so they made the exclamation mark a part of it, too.

The ! is part of their trademark.

Even still, "KFC Yum! Center" is an appalling name. There's no debating that.


It sounds like a second-tier sexual eupnemism.
 
2022-05-15 4:01:06 PM  
hail to the king

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