Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Geelong new stadium named

The new stadiuim in Geelong will be called GMHBA which is a local insurance, but what a mouthful. but as I am not much interested in professional football I am not involved at all. The new stadium cost millions and I would rather the money be spent on non-professional sports in the Geelong region.
from Addie:
GMHBA Stadium is not a name that will readily roll off the tongue when the Geelong health insurance company takes over as the naming rights sponsor of the famous Kardinia Park ground next year.
But we can assure Cats fans and footy commentators that it could be a lot worse.
Below is a list of 10 sporting stadiums and fields from around the world where selling off the names of home stadiums has come at some cost.
1. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (home of the Colorado Rapids MLS team)
2. Sportsdirect.com Park (Newcastle United EPL club)
3. Overstock.Com Coliseum (Oakland Raiders NFL team)
4. 1300Smiles Stadium (North Queensland Cowboys NRL clubs)
5. KFC Yum! Center (Louisville Cardinals US College Basketball)
6. SaveOnFoods Memorial Centre (British Columbia Canadian Ice Hockey)
7. Mitsubish Forklift Stadium (Almere City, Netherlands soccer club)
The KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The Cowboys’ Gavin Cooper all smiles at 1300SMILES Stadium.
8. Whataburger Field (Corpus Christi Baseball Club - Houston Astros affliates)
9. Sleep Train Arena (Sacramento Kings NBA team)
10. Hunky Dorys Park (Drogheda United Irish premier soccer)


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