The Worst Names for a Stadium

Welcome to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium! The New Hampshire Fisher Cats seem to have penchant for awful names as the stadium was called "Merchantsauto.com 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:

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  • KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY – Louisville Cardinals
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  • Whataburger Field – Corpus Christi, TX – Corpus Christi Hooks
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  • Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV – Huntington Hammers
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  • University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, AZ – Arizona Cardinals
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  • 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)
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  • Time Warner Cable Arena – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Bobcats
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  • Northeast Delta Dental Stadium – Manchester, NH – New Hampshire Fisher Cats
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  • O.co Coliseum – Oakland, CA – Oakland Raiders
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  • Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre – Victoria, BC – Victoria Royals

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