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#2674307 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kickazz on 28 April 2016 - 06:49 PM

This is what I thought I would be seeing....

 

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#2674302 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2016 - 06:42 PM

I agree with this perspective to a point and John Oliver did a solid episode on publicly funded arenas. I've heard arguments on the other side that also sway. I've seen that the arena is estimated to cost $627M and could go higher. Even though Ilitch is personally worth 5 billion+, I doubt his company has that amount of free cash to spend at one time so I understand if a certain amount coming from government funding.
 
One thing to consider on the naming issue, is that the Ilitches have essentially turned away a huge amount of money by not selling the naming rights to another company. Maybe it's their interest to have the advertising (although I don't think it's that much extra exposure - we all knew the new arena would be lined with Little Ceasars venders, signage, and they would give free pizzas at the games just like they do at the Joe). But think of the alternative of them taking a huge amount of public money and then using the arena to bring in an extra money to cover part of their end (Blues got 70 million for 20 years naming rights for the Savvis center for a random example)  Probably everyone would prefer Howe arena or honoring some local hero, but I think Little Ceasars is the best option for corporate naming.


I get WHY public funding is often necessary, I'm not even against public funding. I just think that if you're going to accept public funding for your teams new arena you should probably make an effort to represent and validate their contribution rather than be wholly greedy and promote your brand to their exclusion.


#2674298 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kickazz on 28 April 2016 - 06:31 PM

Ok this is getting annoying as hell.

 

Really? You chose a terrible name and now you want to put the giant ugly Little Caesar guy on top. Where's the Red and White?




#2674275 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2016 - 05:36 PM

My only issues is the public funding aspect. The MASSIVE public funding. If the illitches had paid for it themselves they could name it whatever they want and I wouldn't have much to say.


#2674267 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by dirtydangles on 28 April 2016 - 05:15 PM

Okay - so after reading some more THIS ugly logo will be the one on top of the arena and not the red wings logo - that is disgusting - I'm sorry.




#2674265 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2016 - 05:09 PM

What a benevolent act by our patrons the Illitch family. They used millions of dollars of public funds to erect the world's biggest advertisement to themselves. Thank god for our glorious leaders!


#2674242 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 April 2016 - 03:38 PM

Other than Jobing.Com Arena (which sounded like "jobber" to me), this may be the worst name of an arena in league history.  




#2674226 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by jfranzen on 28 April 2016 - 01:48 PM

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#2674216 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by amato on 28 April 2016 - 12:55 PM

If you can't handle the heat, get out of the oven....


....and head on down to Little Caesars for a tasty deep deep dish pizza!

Little Caesars Arena: serving up deep deep dish family fun since 2017!


#2674213 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by plopster on 28 April 2016 - 12:35 PM

I hate to say it. But it seems as though the wings are going to be just another hockey team after this. The nostalgia and tradition will be gone into corpatism and salary caps


#2674211 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by F.Michael on 28 April 2016 - 12:31 PM

I understand but ppl had to of known that it wasn't going to be,named the way they wanted it to be.

True - just that we expect more is all.

 

Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI might be the only pro sports facility not whored out once the Joe is demolished.....To me - that says alot.




#2674205 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by F.Michael on 28 April 2016 - 12:25 PM

The complaining on fb is ridiculous. It could have been named after a bank or something worse but it was named after the owners business who'd have thought smh

I personally believe that many fans hold the Ilitch family in higher regard, and naming it after one of their businesses only shows that they're like any other owner - $$$ talks.

 

Not that I can blame them - it's their business - just that I too would've preferred something more nostalgic.


Worst name ever ... with all the heritage and legends that put on a Wings jersey, they decide to go with that ... ahhhhhhh!   And for 20 years ??!!

Agreed.

 

I would've accepted 'Caesars Olympia', or 'Caesars Auditorium'.




#2674197 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by F.Michael on 28 April 2016 - 12:11 PM



I can't believe all of the complaining on here. I like it!!!

It's just...CHEESY.

 




#2674176 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 April 2016 - 11:12 AM

How do you go from the best arena name in the country to *that*?

 

That's what I was thinking.  Would there be any issue with calling the new arena "Joe Louis Arena" also?  

 

The Yankees didn't rename Yankee Stadium despite tearing it down.  Is there a distance requirement to how far the new arena must be to keep the same name?  I never heard of that.  




#2674172 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 28 April 2016 - 11:06 AM

How do you go from the best arena name in the country to *that*?