So, whenever I think of professional sports stadiums, or even some well-known and high-class college sports stadiums, I think of names that have meaning or that sound intimidating or are just plain normal. However, there are some stadiums out there that tend to go overboard when picking a name. Maybe they choose it because of the sweet endorsement deal they get from it or maybe they just love being the butt of the joke, who knows?
Now the National Football League has been pretty consistent with having normal or acceptable names if you don’t count the short career of Land Shark Stadium. However, all that is about to change thanks to the lackluster Oakland Raiders out of Oakland, California as the stadium in which the Raiders, as well as the MLB’s Oakland A’s, play all their home games is about to change its name.
That’s right, the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Authority has just announced that the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum shall hence forth be known as the Overstock.com Coliseum. That’s right, the Overstock.com Coliseum. This new agreement with the internet retailer will run for a total of 6 years and costs $7.2 million.
However, even this name might not be permanent as Overstock.com is considering changing their name from Overstock.com to simply O.co. Overstock.com also has the right to change the name of the stadium to O.co Coliseum at any time they wish. I can hear the Sports Center commentators now.
This name is not the most absurd stadium name ever created, I mean it could be worse, it could have a name like the KFC Yum! Center. What do you think? Yay or nay on the new stadium name?
Source: Yahoo! Sports – The Oakland Raiders get a new, ridiculous stadium name