Just more reasons for advertising. I know it's worth a lot of money to arena owners to sponsor out their buildings, but I seriously miss the days when arenas and stadiums were named for the cities they were located in, or after a local historical figure.
Long may we remember the days of "Winnipeg Arena" and "Winnipeg Stadium". I shiver at the thought of lame-name sponsors winning the right to name out arena because of the size of their wallets. Just look at the senseless arena names throughout the league already:
TD Ameritrade Center (What's Toronto Dominion doing naming an arena in Boston, anyways?) jobing.com Arena (OK, that one's obvious) Pepsi Center (sellout central!) etc, etc, etc.
Long live arena names like "Joe Louis Arena", and may one day our arena have the privilege of not being named to the highest bidder's liking.
How about "Mark Chipman Arena"... lol, anything but sponsorship-ruled naming.
Just my humble, yet severely staunch opinion. Think of it what you will...
Does this really help the team make money though?Wouldnt you want someones other buisness to pay for ones cost of owning a team.Almost everyone knows what Reuters is,so I wouldnt see a need to advertise.Does Thomson just write a cheque to himself if he did that? ;D
kenas10: Go Jets Go! Here we are 7 years later starting the Conference Finals against the Las Vegas Knights! I'm still a season ticket holder, have been since day 1. I was KennyS and was on the forum the whole time!! Blast reading all of this. Go Jets Go!
May 11, 2018 19:46:11 GMT -5