What’s in a Name? When it comes to Sports Stadiums it’s usually money. But there are still some big houses that have stood the test of capitalistic times and have held onto their namesakes. A handful have maintained a name that has something to do with sports–In Seattle where Longshot Apparel is based our Seahawks stadium has been Seahawk Stadium, Qwest Field and now after the Qwest acquisition Century Link field. Besides being a mouthful it doesn’t really conjure up football or fandom instead it screams corporate sponsorship gone mad.
Here are a few of those stadiums that are holding out for the name that says something.
1.) Jacobs Field for the Cleveland Indians after the former owner Richard Jacobs.
2.) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome for the MN Twins and Vikings after said president.
3.) Kauffman Stadium for Kansas City Royals after Former owner Ewing Kauffman.
4.) Madison Square Garden for the Knicks and Rangers after the park (real original NY).
5.) Joe Louis Arena for Detroit Red Wings after the famous boxing champion.
6.) Soldier Field for Chicago Bears in honor of the veterans of WWI.
7.) Wrigley Field for the Chicago Cubs after William Wrigley (the one time club owner).
8.) Rose Garden Arena for the Portland Trailblazers after the city of roses herself.
9.) RFK Stadium for D.C. United after Robert F. Kennedy.
10.) Paul Brown Stadium for Cincinnati Bengals after the team founder.
11.) Lambeau Field for Green Bay Packers after the founder.
12.) Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox after the area in which it resides in Boston.
13.) Yankee Stadium.