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The Worst Names for a Stadium

Posted by Sean Rowland on February 1, 2012

Welcome to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium! The New Hampshire Fisher Cats seem to have penchant for awful names as the stadium was called " Stadium" during my visit

As I have maintained The List for the last 15 years or so, there are tendencies I have picked up with stadium names. My favorites tend to be the simple two worded ones like Tiger Stadium or Haas Pavilion. Naming a facility after a person can be a good thing (especially when just the last name is used), but when facilities use the middle initial, the name gets a little excessive (Joseph P. Riley, Jr Park is a bit much). I also appreciate when the sponsor has a name that doesn’t sound too corporate, like Philips Arena. Then there are some corporate-sponsered stadium names that are just so downright atrocious, its laughable. And here are some of the worst:


  • KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY – Louisville Cardinals
  • Whataburger Field – Corpus Christi, TX – Corpus Christi Hooks
  • Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV – Huntington Hammers
  • University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, AZ – Arizona Cardinals
  • Cooley Law School Stadium – Lansing, MI – Lansing Lugnuts
    (Just like the University of Phoenix, a school that doesn’t even play in the stadium…but at least it has a real physical campus)
  • Time Warner Cable Arena – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Bobcats
  • Northeast Delta Dental Stadium – Manchester, NH – New Hampshire Fisher Cats
  • Coliseum – Oakland, CA – Oakland Raiders
  • Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre – Victoria, BC – Victoria Royals

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