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Cardinals stadium will need a new name

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If there’s an actual college in Glendale or Tempe or Surprise or some other Arizona town with a little money to burn, now’s the time to strike.

According to Craig Harris of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals are in the market for a new naming-rights sponsor since the University of Phoenix wants to pull out of their deal with the team.

They’re 11 years into the 20-year deal which was worth $7.7 million per year. It comes at a time with UofP’s parent company, Apollo Education Group, has seen declining enrollment and other issues. The team said the University would keep the name on the stadium until a new sponsor is found.

“We will get the best deal, the right deal,” Cardinals executive vice president and chief operating officer Ron Minegar said. “We want to have the right brand affiliation.”

(In related news, the deal will be yuge.)

It’s possible the Cardinals could realize more revenue from a new deal, even though there are new stadiums coming in Las Vegas and Los Angeles looking to sell themselves as giant billboards in the near future.

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21 Responses to “Cardinals stadium will need a new name”
  1. skankmeat says: Apr 11, 2017 4:35 PM

    Surely, a bird feed manufacturer will step in?

  2. fthrvic says: Apr 11, 2017 4:38 PM

    Nobody in this town calls it “University of Phoenix Stadium”. Everyone calls it Cardinals Stadium.

  3. thatsrightmike says: Apr 11, 2017 4:41 PM stadium?

  4. reptar310 says: Apr 11, 2017 4:51 PM

    Knight-Swift Transportation Stadium… 2 Phoenix based trucking companies just merged yesterday to make a gigantic trucking company. Perfect.

  5. mrboado says: Apr 11, 2017 4:55 PM

    Avnet, InSight, and Freeport-McMoRan are pretty yuge in Phoenix, but so is PetSmart.

    I really hope PetSmart doesn’t make a play for it.

    “PetSmart Stadium home of the Arizona Cardinals”. How emasculating.

    Also, Republic Services is HQ’ed in Phoenix, but they’re a waste management company.

    “Waste Management Stadium home of the Arizona Cardinals”. Considering the shape and look of the stadium itself toilet jokes would abound aplenty.

    Let’s hope First Solar get’s the gig. Definitely reflects one of the state’s major resources.

  6. bassplucker says: Apr 11, 2017 5:05 PM

    “Cardinals Stadium” works for me.

  7. randomjoeblow says: Apr 11, 2017 5:06 PM

    GoDaddy stadium? The only college would be Grand Canyon University, which, hahaha..

    Just call it Municipal Maricopa Spaceship at/near Phoenix and call it a day..

  8. skankmeat says: Apr 11, 2017 5:08 PM

    “Barry Goldwater Field.”

    His estate his still has big bucks.

  9. edzo82270 says: Apr 11, 2017 5:11 PM

    Organizations that should be lining up, with tag lines:

    Purdue Field (Our team is made with no added hormones!)
    Chic-fil-A Dome (Don’t forget, the stadium is closed on Sundays!)
    Red Robin (Close enough!!)
    The Vatican (Our Cardinals throw perfect Hail Mary’s!!)

  10. kane337 says: Apr 11, 2017 5:15 PM

    Lake Havasu stadium

  11. jayhawk6 says: Apr 11, 2017 5:15 PM

    This is long overdue.

  12. 6250claimer says: Apr 11, 2017 5:19 PM

    Jiffy Pop Stadium. Looks just like it.

  13. seahawkboymike says: Apr 11, 2017 5:27 PM

    How about “6-10 Stadium?”

  14. Lightning Joe Armstrong says: Apr 11, 2017 5:34 PM

    Loser Field

  15. canetic says: Apr 11, 2017 5:43 PM

    Mexico will pay for it

  16. jag1959 says: Apr 11, 2017 6:06 PM

    Considering how the coach and GM treat the players Trailways Stadium seems like it would be a good fit, provided Also Ran Field doesn’t put in a bigger bid

  17. ndnation23 says: Apr 11, 2017 6:06 PM

    Discount Tire Stadium

  18. President Ackbar says: Apr 11, 2017 6:42 PM

    Seattle better hope they don’t name it CenturyLink, or they won’t be able to beat them there, either.

  19. bleedingfacemask says: Apr 11, 2017 8:57 PM

    “(In related news, the deal will be yuge.)”

    Yuge Stadium.

    Oddly enough, this actually sounds good to me.

    But then, somebody will think it’s funny to call it Yugo Stadium, and it just becomes one big joke again.

  20. arvinkp says: Apr 11, 2017 9:43 PM

    Trump University Stadium

  21. RegisHawk says: Apr 12, 2017 8:55 AM

    It will revert to its original sponsor…

    Pink Taco Stadium!

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