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Jjav829
01-31-2003, 06:19 PM
ESPN Radio is reporting that an announcement will be coming at 5:20 (minutes from now) about the Sox stadium naming rights.

Pete_SSAC
01-31-2003, 06:32 PM
*sits back, looks at watch 5:31, noo news grumbles and folds arms*

- Pete, waiting.

NewyorkSoxFan
01-31-2003, 06:32 PM
I guess that's our big surprise for this year. :)

NYSF

joecrede
01-31-2003, 06:36 PM
20 Years $68M, US Cellular Field

Pete_SSAC
01-31-2003, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by joecrede
20 Years $68M, US Cellular Field

I'll just call it Wicca Park from now on since US Celluar's logo is basicly a Pentagram.

Not that that's a bad thing, mind you....

- Pete

NewyorkSoxFan
01-31-2003, 07:02 PM
JR was just on ESPN 1000, and once again you can never get a straight answer out of him. He has a much media savvy as Mike Tyson. What a waste of air time. Here is his chance to really talk positively about his team, and he found a way to foul that up.

Of course they could ask better questions, about team payroll, the direction of the team after the allstar game is over and next year, etc. Instead peppering him with tough questions about whether Rowand can play center.


NYSF

hose
01-31-2003, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by joecrede
20 Years $68M, US Cellular Field


Did you also catch that the White Sox extended their lease with the Illinois Sports Authurity? I thought I heard another 25 years.

Monday is the official press conference, can't wait to hear what the improvements will be at the park

joecrede
01-31-2003, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by hose
Did you also catch that the White Sox extended their lease with the Illinois Sports Authurity? I thought I heard another 25 years.

I think the lease was extended 15 years through 2025.

Anyone remember how much money the state earmarked for Comiskey improvements in the new Soldier Field bill?

hose
01-31-2003, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by joecrede
I think the lease was extended 15 years through 2025.

Anyone remember how much money the state earmarked for Comiskey improvements in the new Soldier Field bill?


Ahhh shoot, I think I might have mixed it up somehow.

Something was mentioned about the lease during a ESPN update

Maggliosfan09
01-31-2003, 07:37 PM
it's 15 years now i'm not sure as i replay it in my head i think he said 15 year extension until the year 2027 so i'm not sure that's what i remember

34 Inch Stick
02-01-2003, 10:56 AM
Can someone tell me, if the stadium is owned by the state, why do the Sox negotiate naming rights and get the money?

Dadawg_77
02-01-2003, 11:37 AM
Originally posted by 34 Inch Stick
Can someone tell me, if the stadium is owned by the state, why do the Sox negotiate naming rights and get the money?

It is in the lease the Sox can sell the naming rights but there are restrictions on what could be done with the money.