Sunday, April 4, 2010

Houston Sports Venue Naming Rights 101

This one is probably just a product of too much time on my hands, but I couldn't help but think that maybe our local sports venues first shots at licensing their stadiums as far as naming rights, left a little to be desired.......well, since after the Astrodome anyway. It's not exactly like the Astros had anything to do with the demise of Enron, in allowing their beautiful ballpark at Union Station to be renamed "Enron Field", but history speaks for itself.........

Now we have the Rockets' new home........The Toyota Center. That does seem a fitting name for a building housing a sports franchise that obviously is in serious need of a recall though, doesn't it? While "Come see the home team floor it at the Toyota Center" would have been a cool promo it does appear that that this year's cagers apparently had their accelerator stuck on "idle".


Truth Ferret said...

Maybe we can the pharmaceutical companies sponsor sports venues...they have all the money and think about the possibilities.

VIAGRA VENUE...more crowds than expected? No problem, expansion will occur as needed. (Just hope those games don't last more than four hours, as there could be permanent damage with the structure.)

I could think of many other prescriptions that could lend their names and reputations to sports' centers. Just consider them and have a smile.

Sugar Magnolia said...

Ferret - that is hilarious!


Legion said...

It looks like the Astros bats could use a little Viagra so far this year.