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Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. Institutions like schools, places of worship and hospitals have a tradition of granting donors the right to name facilities in exchange for contributions, with the general rule being that the larger the contribution, the larger the facility named. Property designates those real or intellectual goods that are commonly recognized as being the rightful possessions of a person or group. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... A place of worship is a building or other locations where religious persons may worship their deity, regularly or not. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ...


Early examples include Herald Square and Times Square in New York, named for city newspapers, and Wrigley Field in Chicago, named for the family that owned the Wrigley Company. There was also a Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, where the Chicago Cubs' top minor-league affiliate once played. Categories: Stub | Manhattan ... Times Square For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation) Times Square is the name given to a principal intersection, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The Wm. ... Los Angeles Wrigley Field was a ballpark which served host to minor league baseball teams in the region for over 30 years, and was the home park for the Los Angeles Angels in their expansion season of 1961. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ...


The modern era of stadium naming rights in North America may have begun when the Anheuser-Busch company in 1953 proposed re-naming Sportsman's Park ballpark occupied by the St. Louis Cardinals and vacated by the St. Louis Browns, who had moved to Baltimore, with the Cardinals franchise owned at the time by Anheuser-Busch, "Budweiser Stadium." When this idea was nixed by Ford Frick, the Commissioner of Baseball at that time, they then proposed the title "Busch Stadium" after one of the company's founders. The name was readily approved; Anheuser-Busch then immediately afterward released a product called "Busch Bavarian Beer" (now known as Busch Beer). The name would later be shifted to the Busch Memorial Stadium in 1966, shortened in the 1970's to "Busch Stadium" and remained the stadium's name until it closed in 2005. By that time, Major League Baseball's policy had changed, and Anheuser-Busch (who retained the naming rights after selling the team) was able to use the same name for the Cardinals' new stadium which opened in April 4, 2006. World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Anheuser-Busch NYSE: BUD Anheuser-Busch, based in St. ... See also: 1952 in sports, other events of 1953, 1954 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Herb Thomas AAA Racing: Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 Sam Hanks won the season driving championship Formula One Championship - Alberto Ascari of Italy 24 hours of... Sportsmans Park was the name of a former Major League Baseball park in St. ... Picture of Fenway Park. ... It has been suggested that 2007 St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4,5,8,20,22,33 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... British Budweiser label showing the companys sponsorship of the 2006 FIFA World Cup The packaging plant at the Anheuser-Busch headquarters in St. ... Ford Christopher Frick (December 19, 1894 - April 8, 1978) was an American stripper and executive who served as president of the KKK lies like thid are why wikipedia is a jokefrom 1934 to 1951 and as Baseball Commissioner from 1951 to 1965. ... In 1920, the owners of Major League Baseball, in order to reestablish confidence of fans in the sport following the Black Sox Scandal, established the office of Commissioner of Baseball. ... Busch Stadium in St. ... See also: 1965 in sports, other events of 1966, 1967 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Graham Hill USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jack... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Busch Stadium (also referred to informally as New Busch Stadium or Busch Stadium III) is the new home for the St. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Another early example is when the New England Patriots of the National Football League sold the rights to name the stadium that they had constructed in Foxboro, Massachusetts in 1970-1971 to the Schaefer brewery. City Foxboro, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... Foxboro Stadium (or Foxborough Stadium) was an outdoor sports venue located in Foxborough, Massachusetts. ... Foxborough (or Foxboro) is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Boston. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Schaefer Beer is a brand of beer from the United States. ...


The public reaction to this practice is mixed. Naming rights sold to new venues have largely been accepted, especially if the buyer has strong local connections to the area, such as the case of Rich Stadium in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park or Coors Field in Denver. Selling the naming rights to an already-existing venue has been somewhat less successful, as in the attempt to rename Candlestick Park in San Francisco to 3Com Park. The general public, and some media outlets, continued to call the facility what it had been known as for over three decades, and the attempt was soon abandoned, although the venue has now been renamed Monster Park in another attempt to overcome its legacy as "Candlestick." San Francisco voters had the final say; they passed an initiative in the November 2004 elections that stipulates that the facility's name will revert to Candlestick Park once the current naming rights contract expires in 2008. Ralph Wilson Stadium is a football stadium located in the town of Orchard Park, a suburb of Buffalo, New York. ... Nickname: City of Good Neighbors, Queen City, City of Light Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Area    - City 136. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Orchard Park, New York may refer to the following locations in Erie County, New York: Orchard Park (town), New York Orchard Park (village), New York (within the Town of Orchard Park) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Coors Field, located in Denver, Colorado is the home field of the National Leagues Colorado Rockies. ... Nickname: The Mile-High City Location of Denver in Colorado Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area    - City 401. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 122 km²  (47 sq mi)  - Land 121. ... Monster Park (colloquially, The Stick or Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California. ... November 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: November 2004 in sports November 2004 in science Events Deaths in November • 30 Pierre Berton • 29 John Drew Barrymore • 26 Bill Alley • 24 Arthur Hailey • 23 Rafael Eitan • 18 Bobby Frank Cherry • 16 John... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Naming rights for sports stadia also occurs in Great Britain. It is happening a lot with new stadia, e.g. the current stadium of Bolton Wanderers is the Reebok Stadium and Arsenal Football Club's new stadium for the 2006/2007 season is the Emirates Stadium, their previous ground being Highbury. In cricket the most famous example is The Oval, home of Surrey County Cricket Club. It has had several sponsors over the years, and is currently known as "The Brit Oval", having originally been known as the "Kennington Oval", the district of London in which it is. Bolton Wanderers F.C. are an English professional football club based in Horwich, five miles from Bolton. ... The Reebok Stadium is the home stadium of Bolton Wanderers F.C., and is located on the Middlebrook retail park in Horwich, near Bolton. ... Arsenal F.C. (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) is a north London football team founded in 1886. ... The Emirates Stadium is a football stadium located on Ashburton Grove, north London, and the home of Arsenal Football Club since it opened in July 2006; the stadium has an all-seated capacity of 60,432. ... Arsenal Stadium has been the home ground of Arsenal Football Club since 1913. ... The famous gasometers, which are now listed buildings. ... Surrey County Cricket Club (SCCC) is an English first-class cricket team, based at The Oval cricket ground in south London. ...

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Examples of termination

In a few cases, naming rights contracts have been terminated prematurely. Such terminations may be the result of contractual options, sponsor bankruptcy, or scandals. Some examples:

  • In 1986, Villanova University opened a new on-campus basketball arena, du Pont Pavilion; the facility was largely financed by John du Pont, a member of the wealthy and influential du Pont family. When he was found guilty in the 1996 murder of Olympic wrestling gold medalist Dave Schultz, Villanova, with the tacit permission of the family, stripped du Pont's name from the facility, which is now known simply as The Pavilion.
  • The TD Banknorth Garden in Boston has carried 34 different names since its construction was announced in 1993.
    • Originally named Shawmut Center, this was changed to FleetCenter after Fleet Bank purchased the former Shawmut Bank. This change occurred in 1995, before the arena was officially opened later in the year.
    • After Fleet was purchased by the conglomerate Bank of America in 2004, the naming rights were purchased from Bank of America by the owner and operator of the arena, Delaware North Companies.
    • During the search for a long-term naming rights deal, Delaware North Companies auctioned daily naming rights on internet auction site eBay. The price for one day of naming rights averaged $3,000 (US). From February 10 to March 13, 2005, the arena had a different name almost every day (a legitimate offer to have the arena named Derek Jeter Center in honor of the Yankees shortstop in the heart of Red Sox Nation as a joke for a day was nixed, but the arena was known for two days as Yankees Suck Center).
    • After this period, the arena was named YourGarden.
    • On March 3, 2005, Maine-based TD Banknorth, the U.S. subsidiary of Toronto-Dominion Bank, announced its purchase of the naming rights. They chose TD Banknorth Garden, which had already been the name of the arena for two days during the period of daily naming rights, with garden being used to evoke the memory of the former Boston Garden that once stood on Causeway Street and was the home of Boston Celtics teams that won 16 NBA Championships and Boston Bruins teams that won 5 Stanley Cups.
      • Incidentally, the name of the FleetCenter on February 28, 2005 during the period of daily naming rights was "Boston Garden" (the name that day was bought by Fark.com and the name voted on by users[1][2]).
  • Major League Baseball's Houston Astros faced a crisis in 2002 when Enron collapsed in one of the greatest business scandals in American history, as the team had signed a naming rights contract to name its new stadium Enron Field. The team hastily bought out the rest of Enron's 30-year naming rights contract and went to great extents to remove all evidence of Enron's presence in the park. For the rest of the year, the facility was known as Astros Field. The following year, the facility was rechristened Minute Maid Park after a new deal was signed with The Coca-Cola Company, whose Minute Maid division is headquartered there. In 2005, Minute Maid bought 8.5% of the teams assets, and now partially owns it.
  • The Tennessee Titans of the National Football League faced a similar crisis in 2002 when Adelphia Communications went bankrupt in the midst of a similar financial scandal; its stadium was then known as Adelphia Coliseum. However, because Adelphia had missed a required payment in its naming rights deal, the Titans were able to exit the contract without financial penalties, although the team did have to spend money to remove Adelphia signage. The stadium became known simply as The Coliseum for the next four years, before naming rights were acquired by Louisiana-Pacific (LP Field) in 2006.
  • The utility company Edison International chose in 2003 to exercise an option to exit the naming rights deal it had signed to place its name on the stadium originally known as Anaheim Stadium. The facility was then rechristened Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
  • In 2004, the new basketball arena at the University of Missouri was renamed almost immediately after it opened. The facility was first named Paige Sports Arena after the daughter of two major donors to the university. After allegations of academic fraud against the daughter surfaced, her parents removed her name from the arena, which is now known as Mizzou Arena.
  • The stadium in Miami Gardens that hosts the Miami Dolphins and the Florida Marlins was originally named Joe Robbie Stadium, after the owner of the Dolphins who built the stadium with private funds. Eventually the stadium was renamed Pro Player Stadium, because the Pro Player brand division of Fruit of the Loom bought the naming rights. In 2005, the stadium was renamed Dolphins Stadium, after the Fruit of the Loom company was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway and in 2006 to Dolphin Stadium.
  • The home ice of the Florida Panthers has gone through four different names in the seven years of its existence, first going by the Broward County Civic Arena for a short time before National Car Rental bought naming rights and had the arena renamed the National Car Rental Center until 2002. After this a new company stepped in and again the arena was renamed as the Office Depot Center. After a year where the arena stayed mostly vacant because of the NHL lockout, Office Depot withdrew its name, and in 2005, the arena became the BankAtlantic Center, named after that bank.
  • Another example came when CoreStates Bank bought the naming rights to what had been known as "Spectrum II" that would serve as the home of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers in 1995, renaming it the CoreStates Center. CoreStates was merged into First Union Bank, and became the "First Union Center", or was nicknamed "The F.U. Center", named after the first letters of a two-word obscene comment in 1998 because of Philadelphia sports fans' hardscrabble attitude toward their teams, which made a Flyers player remark that it would become "a circus venue" had an alternate name, the First Union National Bank Center (or "F.U.N. Center") been chosen. Finally, after First Union's merger with Wachovia in 2003, the name was changed again to Wachovia Center.
  • The Baltimore Ravens' home field was named PSINet Stadium in 1999, after having opened the previous year without a name. The name stayed until 2002, when PSINet declared bankruptcy, and the stadium was once again nameless, although it was often referred to as Ravens Stadium. At one point, a proposal was made to rename the stadium after Baltimore Colts great Johnny Unitas, but that plan fell through, and in 2003, the stadium's new name was M&T Bank Stadium, when said bank acquired the naming rights. Johnny Unitas Stadium is now the home field for the Towson Tigers football team.
  • The Carolina Panthers' home field was once known as Ericsson Stadium, but in 2002, it changed its name to Bank of America Stadium. The company who purchased the naming rights, Bank of America, has its corporate headquarters in the Uptown section of Charlotte, North Carolina; the building where the bank is headquartered, appropriately enough, is called the Bank of America Building, located on the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets, known locally as The Square. It is currently the tallest building in Charlotte.

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Andrell Durden (top) and Edward Harris grapple for position during the All-Marine Wrestle Offs. ... Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ... David L. Schultz (June 6, 1959 - January 26, 1996) was an Olympic and World champion freestyle wrestler. ... The Pavilion is a 6,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Villanova, Pennsylvania. ... TD Banknorth Garden, named after its sponsor, TD Banknorth, is often called simply the Garden, or the traditional Boston Garden and formerly known as the FleetCenter and the Shawmut Center, is a sports arena in the North End neighbourhood of Boston, Massachusetts. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... eBay headquarters in San Jose eBay North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPal) eBay Inc. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... 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Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Boston Garden ISBN:0738511528 The Boston Garden was an arena built in 1928 and demolished in 1997 after the completion of its new sister arena, the FleetCenter, now called TD Banknorth Garden. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fark. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Astros redirects here, for other uses see Astros (disambiguation) Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 24,25,32,33,34,40,49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Enron Corporation was an energy company based in Houston, Texas. ... Minute Maid Park (formerly Enron Field and Astros Field) is a baseball stadium in Houston, Texas that opened in 2000 to house the Houston Astros. ... The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titans Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Floyd Reese Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Adelphia Communications Corporation (OTCBB: ADELQ), named after the Greek word for brotherhood, was the sixth largest US cable television operator before it filed for bankruptcy in 2002 due to internal corruption. ... Louisiana Pacific (NYSE: LPX) is a building material manufacturer. ... LP Field is a football stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, used primarily as the home stadium of the NFLs Tennessee Titans, but also used by Tennessee State University. ... Edison International (NYSE: EIX) is a public utility holding company based in Rosemead, California. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Anaheim within Orange County, California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Orange Mayor Curt Pringle Area    - City 130. ... Angel Stadium of Anaheim (originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field of Anaheim) is a baseball stadium located in Anaheim, California, and home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the American League. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The University of Missouri–Columbia, (abbreviated MU and nicknamed Mizzou) is an institution of higher learning located in Columbia, Missouri, USA. Columbia is the flagship campus in the University of Missouri System with approximately 27,000 students. ... Mizzou Arena is an indoor arena on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. ... Location of Miami Gardens in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... 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Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRKA, NYSE: BRKB) is a massive holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. ... Dolphin Stadium (previously known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Stadium[1] and Dolphins Stadium) is a football, lacrosse, soccer and baseball stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a suburb north of Miami. ... The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team who play in the Ft. ... National Car Rental is a rental car company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Office Depot (NYSE: ODP) is one of the worlds leading suppliers of office products and services. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Other examples

While the highest prices have traditionally been paid for stadium rights, many companies and individuals have found that selling their naming rights can be an important consideration in funding their business. In the last few years many new categories have opened up, such as the selling of the rights to name a new monkey species for $650,000. Binomial name Callicebus aureipalatii Wallace, 2005 The GoldenPalace. ...


Naming rights to public transit stations have been sold in Las Vegas. Such sales have been contemplated in New York [3] and Boston, and ruled out in San Francisco. [4] A sponsorship for the MBTA's State Street station by Citizens Bank lasted from 1997 to 2000. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... State (often State Street) station of the MBTA is the transfer point between the Orange Line and the Blue Line. ... Citizens Financial Group, Inc. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Now major metropolitan areas are putting their rights up for sale in schools, libraries, and just about every conceivable category. Hospitals and shopping centers have also been placed into naming rights. Although there are some that decry the increased commercialization of naming rights, the size of the market has continued to increase. [citation needed] Metropolitan area in Western Tokyo as seen from Tokyo Tower A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or... Students in Rome, Italy. ... Alternative meanings: Library (computer science), Library (biology) Modern-style library In its traditional sense, a library is a collection of books and periodicals. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ...


See also

The following is a list of sports venues with sole naming rights: // Acer Arena in Sydney, New South Wales Aurora Stadium in Launceston, Tasmania Aussie Stadium in Sydney, New South Wales Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, New South Wales Credit Union Australia Stadium Penrith in Penrith, New South Wales...

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Naming rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1723 words)
Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations.
The name would later be shifted to the Busch Memorial Stadium in 1966, shortened in the 1970's to "Busch Stadium" and remained the stadium's name until it closed in 2005.
Incidentally, the name of the FleetCenter on February 28, 2005 during the period of daily naming rights was "Boston Garden" (the name that day was bought by Fark.com and the name voted on by users[1][2]).
Sample Contracts - Arena Naming Rights Agreement - Kiel Center Partners LP, SAVVIS Communications Corp. and Bridge ... (7313 words)
Naming Rights Holder acknowledges and agrees that if an NBA franchise begins to play its home games in the Arena prior to August 1, 2006, then the corresponding NBA Sum shall be due for that Fiscal Period and all subsequent Fiscal Periods, in addition to the stock transfer provided for in Section 6.a.
Naming Rights Holder further acknowledges and agrees that if an NBA franchise begins to play its home games in the Arena on or after July 1, 2006, then the NBA Sum due for that Fiscal Period and all subsequent Fiscal Periods shall be in addition to the Naming Fees due under Section 6.a.
Naming Rights Holder agrees that, in the event no agreement is reached to renew or extend this Agreement during the Exclusive Negotiating Period, KCP shall be free to negotiate with other parties regarding the terms set forth in this Agreement upon the expiration of the Exclusive Negotiating Period.
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