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#1 kipwinger

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:09 PM

A tiny bit of good news amidst all the trade day speculation.  Just came across this gem online....

 

"The Ilitches' development company gets naming rights in the complex deal to build the arena, but it could be months before a decision is made on what to call the building.  'We have not finalized that," [Christopher] Illitch told WJR's Paul W. Smith. "We refer to it just as we've been referring to it externally, which is the Detroit event center. That's our working name for now. Of course we'll be working through all those details within the coming months.'"

 

While it's no guarantee that this means the new arena won't get a corporate name, it's a really good start.


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


#2 wings87

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:15 PM

They should name it.

The house that Cleary Built.

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#3 T.Low

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:16 PM

Mike Ilitch Ice Arena. He deserves it.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:22 PM

Mike Ilitch Ice Arena. He deserves it.

 

I generally agree with most things you say, but no thanks on this.  I'm not a big fan of personality deification.  I'd prefer something that reflects the city/people of Detroit.  s***, I'd be happy with something like Hockeytown Arena, Motor City Center, etc.

 

If we absolutely have to name it after an individual then we should name it after a true Detroit hero...like Kid Rock or the Insane Clown Posse :tounge2:


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


#5 BottleOfSmoke

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:27 PM

Hampus Melen Arena

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:29 PM

Hampus Melen Arena

 

Foreshadowing a once in a lifetime career?

 

p.s. Hampus Melen sounds like the name of a totally wicked Scandinavian Metal band.


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:42 PM

If IKEA was smart, they would buy the naming rights.  



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:08 PM

Larry Aurie Arena



#9 DickieDunn

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:38 PM


Mike Ilitch Ice Arena. He deserves it.



I generally agree with most things you say, but no thanks on this. I'm not a big fan of personality deification. I'd prefer something that reflects the city/people of Detroit. s***, I'd be happy with something like Hockeytown Arena, Motor City Center, etc.

If we absolutely have to name it after an individual then we should name it after a true Detroit hero...like Kid Rock or the Insane Clown Posse :tounge2:


You mean like Briggs Stadium, Comiskey Park, Wrigley Field, Ebbets Field, and Joe Louis Arena?

And yes, those musicians did waaaaay more for Detroit than Mr. I. :blink:

Edited by DickieDunn, 01 March 2014 - 09:39 PM.

Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


#10 T.Low

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:55 PM

I generally agree with most things you say, but no thanks on this... :tounge2z:



That's it, dude, we are SO done!



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:19 PM

Gordie Howe Arena. Take the statue from inside the Joe and place it outside. Probably won't be a hockey player, but if it were no better choice then Mr Hockey.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:52 PM

Mike Illitch plaza Hockeytown place Gordie Howe Arena Yzerman dome Lidstrom capitol Just name it after the city or a famous Wing no corporate s*** please

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:57 PM

The Coliseum of course :w00t:



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:18 PM

I hope they come back with Olympia but it will be some corporate sponsor who will pay big bucks for the naming rights

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:32 PM

The Winged Wheel Center


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#16 F.Michael

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:05 AM

The Olympia.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:56 AM

I have been calling it the, "New Olympia Center" since I heard about this.  :ok:


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#18 kipwinger

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:43 AM

You mean like Briggs Stadium, Comiskey Park, Wrigley Field, Ebbets Field, and Joe Louis Arena? And yes, those musicians did waaaaay more for Detroit than Mr. I. :blink:

 

I understand that those stadiums where named after individuals.  Personally I don't like it because it deflects from the community.  You're welcome to disagree.

 

As far as the Kid Rock/ICP comment...I was being a smart ass.  Lighten up.


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:12 AM

The Money Pit, both after the movie, and what it is.


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:04 AM

The "We Like Our Team Arena"







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