Sunday, April 23, 2006

What Will Be The Name Of The New Mets Ballpark?

The Mets will open a new stadium in 2009, which leaves us less than three years to speculate on which corporation will pick up the tab for the naming rights for the new park. For some clues, we can look at the 29 other ballfields in the majors and how they got their names, as well as the major companies are that currently have a relationship with the Mets in terms of sponsorships (click chart for larger image):

Banks/Insurance (6): Comerica Park (Detroit), Ameriquest Field in Arlington (Texas), Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia), Bank One Ballpark (Arizona), Safeco Field (Seattle), Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati) - Telecommunications/Computers (4): U.S Cellular Field (Chicago), Rogers Centre (Toronto), AT&T Park (San Francisco), McAfee Coliseum (Oakland) - Food/Beverage (6): Wrigley Field (Chicago), Tropicana Field (Tampa), Minute Maid Park (Houston), Miller Park (Milwaukee), Coors Field (Colorado), Busch Stadium (St. Louis) - Team Owner (3): Jacobs Field (Cleveland), Turner Field (Atlanta), Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City) - Retail Store (1): PETCO Park (San Diego) - Politicians (2): Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Minnesota), RFK Stadium (Washington, D.C.) - Eponymous (4): Oriole Park, Yankee Stadium, Angel Stadium, Dodger Stadium - Neighborhood (1): Fenway Park (Boston) - Completely Insulting(1): Dolphins Stadium (Florida)


Blogger Tubby said...

FWIW, I think Met Life would be the best corporate name...

12:17 PM  
Blogger Mike V said...

mee too, but is Met Life even sposoring the Mets anymore?

4:45 PM  
Blogger Mike V said...

UPDATE: A press release on says that Champion Mortgage "announced a ground-breaking integrated business relationship with the New York Mets."

'Champion Field' wouldn't be so awful, now would it?

8:57 PM  

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