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    Default Re: Cubs owner says he could sell naming rights to Wrigley Field

    Naming rights are a great example of in your face commercialism.
    Eventually coporations will figure out that there is negative backlash for plastering their names were they don't belong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therick View Post
    Speaking of San Fran....I remember one sports commentator refering to Candlestick Park as "Commerical stick park", after they sold the naming rights.

    Around here and in Michigan, people went nuts when the schools considered selling the naming rights to the OSU v. Michigan game. Sorta like Texas and Oklahoma did with the red river shootout, which changed names in 2005 to the SBC Red River Rivalry, and is now the At&t........... About a week after the announcement, there was a second announcement that the deal was off. Boosters and alumni from both schools threatened to pull funding if the deal happened.

    Professional sports are souless for the most part anyway, but Wrigley is on the same level as Fenway park, or even Soldier field. They're American icons as much as the teams that play in them. For people like me, they're even more important than the team. I've been to a game at Wrigley, just because it's Wrigley. I don't even like the cubs, but their stadium as a national landmark and something any baseball fan should experience. I hate the red sox, but I'd love to see a game at Fenway because of the history.

    No one goes to Petco park because of the amazing history.
    I been going to games at Fenway since I can remember and it is a rgeat experience and holds a lot of memories, but it is really not a good ballpark. It is showing its age, the bathrooms are too samll, the seats are uncomfortable and most that I have sat you have to turn your body to see home plate. They will not replace in the near future because of all the people who get sentimental over it. Probably they same people who filled up newspaper with the "curse of the Bambino" and other trollope about the Red Sox being tragically doomed. I start thinking that it would be great to take my kids to the same ballpark that I saw my first game and then I start thinking it would be great to take them to any game and the stadium would play a minor part. Unfortunately the cost to bring a family to a pro ballgame is ridiculous.
    I would not mind seeing them build a new stadium.

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    I grew up a White Sox fan -- a true, good guys wear black, southsider. I must confess that I HATED it when they named Comiskey Park "US Celluar Field." I don't mind the black paint scheme on the stadium (though I thought the blue looked better), but I hated the thought of changing the name to something so bland as US Cellular Field when Comiskey Park had become so well known.

    But, I suppose the guys who own the place can do whatever they want, if I like it or not.

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    Default Re: Cubs owner says he could sell naming rights to Wrigley Field

    If they changed the name of Wrigley I might consider becoming a Cardinals fan. As a life long cub fan it has been a dream to go to a game in Wrigley. Beyond my own affection for the stadium it is a historic landmark not only for baseball but for the city of Chicago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    I been going to games at Fenway since I can remember and it is a rgeat experience and holds a lot of memories, but it is really not a good ballpark. It is showing its age, the bathrooms are too samll, the seats are uncomfortable and most that I have sat you have to turn your body to see home plate. They will not replace in the near future because of all the people who get sentimental over it. Probably they same people who filled up newspaper with the "curse of the Bambino" and other trollope about the Red Sox being tragically doomed. I start thinking that it would be great to take my kids to the same ballpark that I saw my first game and then I start thinking it would be great to take them to any game and the stadium would play a minor part. Unfortunately the cost to bring a family to a pro ballgame is ridiculous.
    I would not mind seeing them build a new stadium.
    I've heard all of that before about how bad the stadium actually is. The same could be said for Yankee Stadium. I just hope to get to Boston for a game before they tear it down.

    I wonder if they'll do what the Yankees did and build a new stadium with field dimensions exactly like the old stadium? I think that's kinda cool.

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