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#41 Kmahrle83

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:58 PM

 

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:

Eminem (M&M) Arena, or Slim Shadium.  Lmfao


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:26 PM

I'm shocked nobody came up with Little Ceasars Palace yet. :P


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 06:20 PM

Veteran Presence Arena :baby:



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:57 PM

Call it Windsor.  Then ask people for directions.


It would be fitting since the red wings originated in Windsor. Confusing as he'll though lol

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:51 PM

When is the new arena scheduled to open? 201?

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 03:22 AM

I dislike corporate named places as much as the next guy.  It would be great if they named it in line with the historical lineage of the team, but seeing as how the othe sports team Illitch owns went from Tiger Stadium to Comerica Park I don't have much hope.  Stadium naming rights can be a nice cash cow for ownership for pretty much doing nothing, highest bidder usually wins.

 

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:13 AM

Second Olympia.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:14 AM

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"What about me?"

 

I've "Googled" for an image of the shovels-in-the-dirt ceremony for the arena; came up empty.

Until that happens, this is a moot point.

 

Would this be a roundabout way to get money for naming rights?  

 

EDIT: OK, I wasn't going to but I have to...  The King Arthur on Ice Arena anyone?  Anyone?  What, no Yes fans around here?


Edited by ogreslayer, 03 March 2014 - 11:24 AM.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 05:05 PM

Delta Centre...

 

and in an absolute ironic twist, Compuware Arena.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 05:17 PM

FYI, Deadspin did a hit-piece on the Wings and the Ilitch family this afternoon: 

 

Detroit Scam City: How The Red Wings Took Hockeytown For All It Had

 

 

Nonetheless, the Ilitch family—with its estimated $3.2 billion net worth—will get a new stadium, slated to open for the 2016-2017 season, built off the backs of taxpayers.Not that this is a particularly new tactic. Mr. I, as supporters fondly call him, also owns the Detroit Tigers. When the Tigers, most recently valued at $643 million, wanted a new stadium, Ilitch—who made his fortune off the Little Caesar's pizza chain—went to City Hall, as would any sports owner in the country. And, as lawmakers are wont to do, they obliged, covering $115 million of the $300 million ballpark's costs.


Edited by evilmrt, 03 March 2014 - 09:18 PM.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 05:22 PM

Hot-N'-Ready Arena, haha.


I really wouldn't be surprised at all though if they don't take the corporate sponsor cash and call the arena something Olympia related.

"New Olympia Center" or something classy.

Then of course make back some of that money with tons of advertising inside of the complex and also having corporate sponsors for goal announcements, power plays, etc. Probably ads in front of the urinals too. The abundant supply of urinals we've all been dreaming of. 
 



#52 LeftWinger

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 05:31 PM

Whatever the name, it has to be Arena or CentRE with the RE not ER...


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:03 PM

Whatever the name, it has to be Arena or CentRE with the RE not ER...

 

You keep yer weird "re" crap on the other side of the border you royalty loving canuck!  This is MURICA!


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:07 PM

FYI, Deadspin did a hit-piece on the Wings and the Illitch family this afternoon: 

 

Detroit Scam City: How The Red Wings Took Hockeytown For All It Had

 

Some article, but I'm not on his bandwagon.


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#55 wings87

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

How about: The Five Hole

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

Maybe if we all chip in they can call it letsgowings.com arena.

Instead of a statue of Howe or Yzerman they can rotate monthly a statue of which ever Wing we hate at the moment for vandalism purposes. Satisfies a lot of needs for Detroit.

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I also really like the Hampus Melon Arena.  

 

Other ideas:  Hockeytown House, Howe Pavillion, The Grind Factory (in honour of the grind line of course), Tinky Winky's Playhouse, and of course my favourite, plain old "Arena" where the sign looks like it was written on cardboard with a really big sharpie marker.  I still like Joe Louis.  Something historic to the city.  I hate the names of arenas these days.  I get advertisement, but keep it to the boards.  Make the name of the arena mean something or it's no better than the cardboard arena sign.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:06 PM

I just want the Senators to be sponsored by Trojan condoms.  I realize that there's a difference but that guy could easily pass for Trojan Man. 



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:10 PM

Sorry DD, I am American as they come, but the RE just looks more like Hockey.

 

Cadillac Centre looks like a Hockey Arena....Cadillac Center looks like an Auto Mall.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:20 PM

The coney center
The dan Cleary domination dome

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:39 PM

I don't know what they should call it but they should have a giant Swedish flag in front of it.


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