Ranking the 10 Worst Stadium Names After Bengals’ Paul Brown Stadium Renamed Paycor Stadium
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Another day, another horrendous stadium name.
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Tuesday they will now be playing in Paycor Stadium. Yeah, no thanks. With the news starting to blow up Twitter, we took our shot at the worst stadium names across the major four American sports.
10. PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh
OK, it’s not so much better than the name it replaced in 2016 — The Consol Energy Center — but it’s still too much of a mouthful to be taken seriously.
9. Footprint Center, Phoenix
The Footprint Center is actually an upgrade, which is hilarious, since before it was the Talking Stick Resort Arena. While Footprint as a company provides a net positive — it seeks to eliminate single-use plastics — that unfortunately doesn’t count in this metric.
8. Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati
In the land of the Great American Ballpark, and in a stadium that simply used to be called Paul Brown Stadium, the chances that anyone will honor the name of a local HR and payroll company are close to zero.
7. Lumen Field, Seattle
First name for the Seattle Seahawks stadium? Qwest Field. Perfect. CenturyLink. OK, fine. Lumen. Nah.
6. RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland
If a stadium has a bad name and no one goes to it, does it still have a bad name? This iteration isn’t as bad as its previous run as O.co Coliseum, but still gross enough to make our list.
5. TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville
There are some names that flow as far as naming rights go. Banks like Bank One, Chase and TD have been perfectly embraced. And then there’s TIAA.
4. GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
Empower Field at Mile High? Doable. GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Yuck!
3. Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
Is it that bad? No. I mean, assuming it lasts. But the problem is it’s replacing the incumbent Staples Center, where so many great Lakers memories were made — not to mention feats in music and film.
2. Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago
Comiskey to U.S. Cellular. Not disastrous. GRF? Brutal.
1. Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh
When you go from something as simple, beautiful and elementally Pittsburgh as Heinz Field to something as anodyne as “Acrisure,” it’s bound to miss the mark. Screw the yellow towel, we’re waving the white one here.
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