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Fenway
01-05-2006, 09:19 AM
The Giants will be playing in AT&T Park in 2006 and the SBC name has been eliminated

In Philadelphia Citizens Bank Park will become RBS Park as the bank after not being allowed to call itself Citizens in Illinois ( Charter One ) has decided to rebrand itself after the flagship bank that owns it.


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http://www.charterone.com/images/cob/logo.gif (http://www.rbs.co.uk/default.htm)http://www.citizensbank.com/images/ctz/logo.gif (http://www.citizensbank.com/home/)http://www.rbs.co.uk/images/header/logo_rbs_cbfm.gif
(notice the snowflake stays the same)

http://www.sbc.com/Common/att_rev1/images/sbc_att_combo_logo_home.gif[URL="http://www.rbs.co.uk/images/header/logo_rbs_cbfm.gif"]

Max Power
01-05-2006, 09:56 AM
I wonder what stadium has changed names the most number of times? My guess would be Candlestick>3com>Monster. Though I'm sure in 10 years there will be stadiums that will have gone through 4 or 5 names.

SOXintheBURGH
01-05-2006, 10:01 AM
Only the dirty, heartless White Sox have a stadium named after a Corporation. Thats the charm of Wrigley Field!

cheeses_h_rice
01-05-2006, 10:09 AM
RBS Park? Just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?

"Hey, you guys heading out to the Ribs? Rubs? Robs? this weekend?"

:rolleyes:

moochpuppy
01-05-2006, 10:20 AM
Has "The Cell" been renamed to JCP yet? (Joan Cusack Park)

Iwritecode
01-05-2006, 10:27 AM
Has "The Cell" been renamed to JCP yet? (Joan Cusack Park)

I've never seen a signature with so many moving parts.

moochpuppy
01-05-2006, 10:31 AM
I've never seen a signature with so many moving parts.

Um....thank you?

TheOldRoman
01-05-2006, 10:52 AM
I read an article about Citizens Bank Park last offseason.
Apparently, every cupholder has the Citizens Bank logo on it. The bank changed their logo during the last offseason, so, as part of the agreement, the Phils had to hire crews to replace 40,000 cupholders in the one year old park with the new logo.
Hopefully that crew is on the Phillies' speeddial.

Iwritecode
01-05-2006, 11:17 AM
Um....thank you?

Yea, it's pretty cool too. Did you make it?

It'd be interesting to see a Sox-related one in the same fashion.

Chicken Dinner
01-05-2006, 11:36 AM
And Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix will now be called Chase Field.

Lip Man 1
01-05-2006, 12:12 PM
Absolute insanity the way these parks change 'names' every year.

Lip

Fenway
01-05-2006, 12:18 PM
Absolute insanity the way these parks change 'names' every year.

Lip

Someday there will be ONE company the AtoZ Corp

I was bemused by the fact that when the Angels won the World Series it was Edison Park, now it is Angels Stadium :?:

ND_Sox_Fan
01-05-2006, 01:27 PM
I read an article about Citizens Bank Park last offseason.
Apparently, every cupholder has the Citizens Bank logo on it. The bank changed their logo during the last offseason, so, as part of the agreement, the Phils had to hire crews to replace 40,000 cupholders in the one year old park with the new logo.
Hopefully that crew is on the Phillies' speeddial.

I wonder how much these are selling for on Ticketmaster?

Foulke You
01-05-2006, 01:39 PM
I wonder what stadium has changed names the most number of times? My guess would be Candlestick>3com>Monster. Though I'm sure in 10 years there will be stadiums that will have gone through 4 or 5 names.
Two relatively new ballparks have had 3 names so far. In San Fran, their new ballpark started life as "Pac Bell Park" then was renamed to "SBC Park" when SBC bought Pac Bell. Now that AT&T swallowed up SBC, it is now "AT&T Park".

In Houston, their new ballpark started as "Enron Field" and after the Enron fiasco, the ballpark was renamed "Astros Field" until the naming rights were sold again and now it is known as "Minute Maid Park".

In the world of telecommunications mergers etc, it is probably a matter of time before U.S. Cellular is bought by someone else and our ballpark name will change again. Anyone still remember cell companies like Primeco or Cellular One? I predicted that the name U.S. Cellular Field would have a shelf life of about 5 years. We have three more years to see if I turn out to be correct.:cool:

moochpuppy
01-05-2006, 01:44 PM
Yea, it's pretty cool too. Did you make it?

It'd be interesting to see a Sox-related one in the same fashion.

No, can't take credit. I'll see if I can get him to do a Sox one.

HotelWhiteSox
01-05-2006, 01:51 PM
I wonder if the Cell will be changing anytime soon. It's a shame because I like the Cell nickname, but I keep hearing the rumors (I think I read one here) of US Cellular being bought out or them having financial problems

Blob
01-05-2006, 03:27 PM
The Royal Bank of Scotland Park? No one has any reason to complain about US Cellular anymore!

GregoryEtc
01-05-2006, 03:36 PM
We should sell the naming rights to Armour Hot Dogs next and then it will be called Armour Park... as it should have been in the first place.

TomBradley72
01-05-2006, 04:15 PM
Only the dirty, heartless White Sox have a stadium named after a Corporation. Thats the charm of Wrigley Field!

Wrigley Field = named to promote a chewing gum company....in case any Cubs fans start to spew their b.s....

Baby Fisk
01-05-2006, 04:19 PM
Wrigley Field = named to promote a chewing gum company....in case any Cubs fans start to spew their b.s....
Even Fenway Park was a corporate name way back when. Promoting a local real estate company or developer, IIRC.

Iwritecode
01-05-2006, 04:30 PM
Anyone still remember cell companies like Primeco or Cellular One?

When I got my first cell phone it was Cellular One. I've been with them ever since.

Iwritecode
01-05-2006, 04:30 PM
No, can't take credit. I'll see if I can get him to do a Sox one.

:D:

Fenway
01-05-2006, 04:32 PM
Even Fenway Park was a corporate name way back when. Promoting a local real estate company or developer, IIRC.

Part of the reason the park was built in the Fenway was to intice the Boston Elevated Company to extend the streetcar lines to the area to service both the park and the new apartment buildings the Taylors were building.


Boston Globe owner General Charles Henry Taylor, a Civil War veteran, bought the team for his son John I. Taylor in 1904. In 1907, owner Taylor changed the club's name from the Pilgrims to the Red Sox. In 1910, tired of the leasing arrangement for the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Taylor made a big announcement: he would build a new ballpark for his Red Sox. Taylor dubbed the new ballpark Fenway Park because of its location in the Fenway section of Boston.

Ol' No. 2
01-05-2006, 05:09 PM
Um....thank you?Who, exactly, is in the NFC "Norris" division?:?:

dcb56
01-05-2006, 05:13 PM
Who, exactly, is in the NFC "Norris" division?:?:

It's Berman-slang for the good ol' Black and Blue division.

TornLabrum
01-05-2006, 06:05 PM
RBS Park? Just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?

"Hey, you guys heading out to the Ribs? Rubs? Robs? this weekend?"

:rolleyes:

Knowing Philadelphia fans, they may just call it, "Our BS Park."

soxinem1
01-05-2006, 06:06 PM
I never considered it Comiskey, Taxpayer Funded Stadium is too sarcastic, so I will stick to the moniker of Reinsdorf Field.

TornLabrum
01-05-2006, 06:08 PM
Wrigley Field = named to promote a chewing gum company....in case any Cubs fans start to spew their b.s....

No, actually William Wrigley named the place after himself, just as Charles Comiskey named his ballpark after himself.

Chicken Dinner
01-05-2006, 06:13 PM
No, actually William Wrigley named the place after himself, just as Charles Comiskey named his ballpark after himself.

Sure about that?

http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/wrigle.htm

Fenway
01-05-2006, 06:17 PM
Knowing Philadelphia fans, they may just call it, "Our BS Park."

http://photos5.flickr.com/7893484_19366a90bc_m.jpg

The Critic
01-05-2006, 07:14 PM
The Royal Bank of Scotland Park? No one has any reason to complain about US Cellular anymore!

"HEY, wanna go to The Kilt to see the Phillies tonight?"
:?:

And the Blackhawks used to play in the Norris Division with the North Stars, Maple Leafs, Blues and Red Wings, with fights a'plenty.

Dibbs
01-05-2006, 07:18 PM
Two relatively new ballparks have had 3 names so far. In San Fran, their new ballpark started life as "Pac Bell Park" then was renamed to "SBC Park" when SBC bought Pac Bell. Now that AT&T swallowed up SBC, it is now "AT&T Park".

The strange thing about this is that SBC actually bought AT&T, but SBC is using the AT&T brand. They feel consumers like the AT&T brand better than SBC.

Fenway
01-05-2006, 07:23 PM
"HEY, wanna go to The Kilt to see the Phillies tonight?"
:?:




http://www.coolbeansmusic.com/web%20Album%20Art/web%20dezn%20product%20art/band-and-phanatic.jpg
Phanatic would look good in a kilt

lumpyspun
01-05-2006, 09:03 PM
In 1907, owner Taylor changed the club's name from the Pilgrims to the Red Sox

As much as I hate that we aren't the only "Sox" team in baseball....I can't even imagine if I had to turn on ESPN and listen to them talk about the Patriots and the Pilgrims....that would make me sick.

Iwritecode
01-05-2006, 09:15 PM
Sure about that?

http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/wrigle.htm

It was named after the man.

The Cubs are the only team that have a corporate name on their stadium and get no money from it.

I'm sure the people at the Wrigley Gum Company love it. :)

TornLabrum
01-05-2006, 09:48 PM
Sure about that?

http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/wrigle.htm
Yes, I am. In fact the place was called "Cubs Park" (after the Cubs occupied the place) until Wrigley bought the club and named the park after himself.

batmanZoSo
01-05-2006, 09:53 PM
I'm probably in the minority here, but I really don't give a crap what they call any of these parks, including our own. I'll gladly take the improvements they've made to the Cell over the retention of the Comiskey name. Any team would be stupid not to sell their stadium's naming right save for maybe the Yankees and Red Sox.

Fenway
01-05-2006, 10:35 PM
As much as I hate that we aren't the only "Sox" team in baseball....I can't even imagine if I had to turn on ESPN and listen to them talk about the Patriots and the Pilgrims....that would make me sick.

The team was usually called the "Americans" in the papers and that was the popular name until at least 1934. Pilgrims did not sit well with the teams Irish-Catholic fanbase.

In 1916 Joseph J. Lannin was selling the team and he choose to sell the team to the second highest bidder, Harry Frazee. The high bidder was Joseph Kennedy. ( you may have heard of some of his children )

PKalltheway
01-05-2006, 10:39 PM
I'll gladly take the improvements they've made to the Cell over the retention of the Comiskey name. Any team would be stupid not to sell their stadium's naming right save for maybe the Yankees and Red Sox.

I second you on that one!:cool: The Royal Bank of Scotland Park in Philadelphia will be weird to hear next year on t.v. though.

Fenway
01-05-2006, 10:46 PM
I second you on that one!:cool: The Royal Bank of Scotland Park in Philadelphia will be weird to hear next year on t.v. though.

It would be called RBS
http://www.rbs.com/about03.asp?id=ABOUT_US/GROUP_STRUCTURE

In the NHL Royal Bank of Canada has the naming rights in Carolina (RBC)

The Red Sox to their credit turned down megabucks from Verizon to rename Fenway

Stroker Ace
01-06-2006, 11:02 PM
[teal] Royal Bank of Scotland Park. Ain't that what baseball's all about.[\teal]

C-Dawg
01-06-2006, 11:16 PM
In the world of telecommunications mergers etc, it is probably a matter of time before U.S. Cellular is bought by someone else and our ballpark name will change again. Anyone still remember cell companies like Primeco or Cellular One?

Its too hard to keep them straight - US Cellular is the old Primeco, right? I'm only assuming that because we used to have the Primeco sign on the scoreboard prior to the naming by US Cellular.

Hey maybe if the name had stayed as Primeco, their little pink alien could have been the Sox' mascot instead of Southpaw!

Fenway
01-06-2006, 11:22 PM
Primeco was divided up by Verizon, ATT (now Cingular) and US Cellular

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PrimeCo


if US Cellular is taken over it will most likely be Sprint as they share the same CDMA system ( Verizon maybe too big to buy them )

TomBradley72
01-07-2006, 12:27 AM
It was named after the man.

The Cubs are the only team that have a corporate name on their stadium and get no money from it.

I'm sure the people at the Wrigley Gum Company love it. :)
But didn't the man own a chewing gum company? Seems like a technicality.

Nellie_Fox
01-07-2006, 12:44 AM
I wonder what stadium has changed names the most number of times? My guess would be Candlestick>3com>Monster. Though I'm sure in 10 years there will be stadiums that will have gone through 4 or 5 names.Well, this thread points to one that's well on its way. PacBell -> SBC -> AT&T.

rmusacch
01-07-2006, 05:52 PM
The strange thing about this is that SBC actually bought AT&T, but SBC is using the AT&T brand. They feel consumers like the AT&T brand better than SBC.

I thought it was because the AT&T name is more recognized around the world.

dropkick371
01-07-2006, 06:07 PM
But didn't the man own a chewing gum company? Seems like a technicality.
He did. But it's named for him because he liked putting his name on things (as evidenced by the fact that he named two separate parks 'Wrigley Field' in addition to his business), not by the corporation to advertise a product (as with other corporate parks, i.e. U.S. Cellular, PNC, SBC, Minute Maid and so forth).

And nostalgia not only keeps that place from being bulldozed, but the Cubs front office from threatening to withdraw the name if Wrigley Co., doesn't pay up for its advertising. How else would the fans know where to stand around with cell phones if they changed the name?