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Woodrow Call
02-08-2007, 11:52 PM
Sorry if repost...

http://www.thekansascitychannel.com/news/10967423/detail.html


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- KMBC has learned that the Chiefs are starting to shop around the naming rights for Arrowhead Stadium.

In the new lease deal, the Chiefs and the Royals gained control over their stadium naming rights and would get to keep all funds from any sale.

KMBC's Micheal Mahoney reported that the Chiefs appear to be in the initial stages of checking to see whether any company is interested in buying the naming rights.


The Chiefs confirmed that they have retained a company to help them look for a potential buyer.

"I would guess that both (the Chiefs and the Royals) are entertaining the possibility of naming rights," said Jim Rowland, executive director of the Jackson County Sports Authority.

Mahoney reported that the name of an NFL stadium is probably worth several million dollars a year. For example, Sprint is paying $2.5 million a year for the new downtown arena for 25 years, and the arena doesn't have a team yet.

Rowland said the teams would take the issue of naming rights seriously.

"Both teams are certainly aware of the brand identity they've developed with Arrowhead Stadium and Kaffuman stadium. And I know the Royals are certainly sensitive and protective of the Kauffman name," Rowland said.

Mahoney reported that selling the naming rights is probably not the No. 1 priority for either team -- they're both preparing for the large-scale renovations voters approved last year.

FAX
02-08-2007, 11:53 PM
Hold on a sec. I thought Lamar said (on his death bed) to leave the Arrowhead name alone?

FAX

Joie
02-08-2007, 11:53 PM
Kinda makes me a little sick to think that Arrowhead could become Whatever Corporation Stadium.

Stinger
02-08-2007, 11:54 PM
Hold on a sec. I thought Lamar said (on his death bed) to leave the Arrowhead name alone?

FAX

This is just a guess but it will probably be something like "Sprint Field at Arrowhead". Just picked a name at random

Baconeater
02-08-2007, 11:55 PM
It was inevitable.

Bowser
02-08-2007, 11:55 PM
If this is true, Clark should have his ass kicked.

I don't need to see Hallmark Field at Arrowhead Stadium, or any other weak shit like that.

It's ARROWHEAD STADIUM. Keep it that way.

Phobia
02-08-2007, 11:58 PM
Just think, if Sprint laid off 10,000 employees they could totally justify the expense of buying the naming rights to Arrowhead. I can hardly wait.

Bowser
02-08-2007, 11:59 PM
Just think, if Sprint laid off 10,000 employees they could totally justify the expense of buying the naming rights to Arrowhead. I can hardly wait.

Haha. Like Sprint has 10,000 employees left.

Guru
02-08-2007, 11:59 PM
Just think, if Sprint laid off 10,000 employees they could totally justify the expense of buying the naming rights to Arrowhead. I can hardly wait.
Damn, ain't that the truth.

pr_capone
02-09-2007, 12:00 AM
sent an email to clark.hunt@kcchiefs.com

doubt it goes through but it has not been rejected by the server yet so.....

"It was good of you to let your father's body turn cold before auctioning off the naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium.

I cant wait for Proctor & Gamble Stadium at Arrowhead or some equally stupid bull shit.

You should be ashamed of yourself."

Guru
02-09-2007, 12:02 AM
sent an email to clark.hunt@kcchiefs.com

doubt it goes through but it has not been rejected by the server yet so.....

"It was good of you to let your father's body turn cold before auctioning off the naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium.

I cant wait for Proctor & Gamble Stadium at Arrowhead or some equally stupid bull shit.

You should be ashamed of yourself."

Damn. That was scathing.

Halfcan
02-09-2007, 12:06 AM
Hold on a sec. I thought Lamar said (on his death bed) to leave the Arrowhead name alone?

FAX

Yep that is what I thought too.

morphius
02-09-2007, 12:07 AM
We should start a collection and name our company "Maybe Next Year" and then we could name it, "Maybe Next Year at Arrowhead".

Bowser
02-09-2007, 12:08 AM
We should start a collection and name our company "Maybe Next Year" and then we could name it, "Maybe Next Year at Arrowhead".

LMAO

No, that's not what I meant. I really meant...

:(

Halfcan
02-09-2007, 12:09 AM
If this is true, Clark should have his ass kicked.

I don't need to see Hallmark Field at Arrowhead Stadium, or any other weak shit like that.

It's ARROWHEAD STADIUM. Keep it that way.

Yep I agree! It would be a good way to have every Chiefs fan in the city, hate your business though.

Halfcan
02-09-2007, 12:11 AM
sent an email to clark.hunt@kcchiefs.com

doubt it goes through but it has not been rejected by the server yet so.....

"It was good of you to let your father's body turn cold before auctioning off the naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium.

I cant wait for Proctor & Gamble Stadium at Arrowhead or some equally stupid bull shit.

You should be ashamed of yourself."

Wow, that is going to leave a mark.

Guru
02-09-2007, 12:12 AM
Wow, that is going to leave a mark.
Clark might turn him in to the NFL for the game torrents earlier this year just to make a point.

Cochise
02-09-2007, 12:14 AM
If it's Commerce Bank Field at Kauffman Stadium I don't see the big deal. The name tribute is still there. It will just amount to a lucrative deal for stadium signage.

3, 4, $5 million a year for the Royals would help buy us a player we could use...

Phobia
02-09-2007, 12:16 AM
If this is true, Clark should have his ass kicked.

I don't need to see Hallmark Field at Arrowhead Stadium, or any other weak shit like that.

It's ARROWHEAD STADIUM. Keep it that way.

I think Hallmark Field would be the perfect choice. I mean, $8 beers and $8 greeting cards go together like caviar and champagne.

pr_capone
02-09-2007, 12:28 AM
Clark might turn him in to the NFL for the game torrents earlier this year just to make a point.

Nice

Guru
02-09-2007, 12:30 AM
Nice
ROFL

FAX
02-09-2007, 12:30 AM
Yep that is what I thought too.

There was a thread somewhere on this subject. If memory serves, it was posted as an article in which Lamar's final wish for Arrowhead was cited.

I have no idea how to find it, but I distinctly remember the post and the article.

FAX

noa
02-09-2007, 12:32 AM
There was a thread somewhere on this subject. If memory serves, it was posted as an article in which Lamar's final wish for Arrowhead was cited.

I have no idea how to find it, but I distinctly remember the post and the article.

FAX

I believe this is it Mr. Fax. The link to the original article is dead unfortunately.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=154450&highlight=Arrowhead+Naming+Rights

Halfcan
02-09-2007, 12:42 AM
Summer's Eve field at Arrowhead.

BigRock
02-09-2007, 12:43 AM
I believe this is it Mr. Fax. The link to the original article is dead unfortunately.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=154450&highlight=Arrowhead+Naming+Rights
Despite the title of the thread, nothing posted there actually backs up the statement that Lamar said not to change the name. It looks like that quote from Jack Steadman was misinterpted.

Lamar talked about the naming rights himself back before the vote on the rolling roof. He said if a sponsor came along, he wanted to keep the Arrowhead name like they kept Mile High in Denver.

Lamar was well-aware that the naming rights would have to be sold one day, and that e-mail to Clark is pathetic. Like anyone on this board understands Lamar's wishes better than his own son does?

Joie
02-09-2007, 12:44 AM
Summer's Eve field at Arrowhead.
Tampax Field at Arrowhead :shake:

Halfcan
02-09-2007, 12:52 AM
Tampax Field at Arrowhead :shake:

I was going for Summers Eve since carl and clark are such D bags.

FAX
02-09-2007, 12:53 AM
I believe this is it Mr. Fax. The link to the original article is dead unfortunately.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=154450&highlight=Arrowhead+Naming+Rights

Thanks for finding this, Mr. noa949. Really appreciate it. It looks like Lamar's statement wasn't as specific and forceful as I'd remembered. Probably projecting again.

Dang.

FAX

Joie
02-09-2007, 12:53 AM
I was going for Summers Eve since carl and clark are such D bags.
Makes sense. Massengil Field would also work. Or Vagisil.

Valiant
02-09-2007, 01:07 AM
Haha. Like Sprint has 10,000 employees left.


Its just the cycle there.. They end up giving out crazy raises to people and then have to fire them after a few years and start all over again..

Hell one of my friends just tests to see if the games play on the phones.. That is his job there, to test what games work.. And makes close to 60k doing it...

Halfcan
02-09-2007, 01:11 AM
Vagisil field that would be for the Donks so they can grease up their linemen with it-lol

Guru
02-09-2007, 01:37 AM
Tampax Field at Arrowhead :shake:
Well some here to believe we already have the uniforms for it.

Joie
02-09-2007, 01:39 AM
KY Jelly Field at Arrowhead Stadium for when your team needs to slide into the playoffs through the backdoor.

Halfcan
02-09-2007, 01:49 AM
KY Jelly Field at Arrowhead Stadium for when your team needs to slide into the playoffs through the backdoor.

Perfect-we have a winner.

Halfcan
02-09-2007, 01:50 AM
We better check with the Gay community first-don't want another snickers meltdown.

SBK
02-09-2007, 03:02 AM
Writing an email to a guy for something as "big" as looking for a stadium sponsor is total class.

Way to be!

ChiefFan31
02-09-2007, 03:42 AM
sent an email to clark.hunt@kcchiefs.com

doubt it goes through but it has not been rejected by the server yet so.....

"It was good of you to let your father's body turn cold before auctioning off the naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium.

I cant wait for Proctor & Gamble Stadium at Arrowhead or some equally stupid bull shit.

You should be ashamed of yourself."

I like the idea, but using curse words will practically ensure that it wont reach Clark Hunt. Hell Bob Gretz probably screens them. Be more eloquent in telling him to **** off :D

That is really crappy if that was Lamar's wish. He is choosing $ over the dying wishes of his father who was also a great man. Why couldn't he be more cold in regards to the employment of one Carl Peterson.

jAZ
02-09-2007, 04:05 AM
If this is true, seems like there might be enough fan outrage to take up a collection and buy the rights to name the stadium and change it to: "F*ck Clark Hunt Field at Arrowhead Stadium".

Stop, Chiefs
02-09-2007, 04:07 AM
It's just a freaking name. If the extra money helps us grab another free agent, they can name it Depends Stadium for all I care.

jAZ
02-09-2007, 04:08 AM
I believe these guys owned the naming rights to the Anaheim Pond arena. I see that it's been renamed to Honda.

I've been pushing these guys as naming rights owners for a long time. Why not?

http://www.uwiv.org/images/sponsor_logos/Arrowhead-logo.jpg

jAZ
02-09-2007, 04:13 AM
Thanks for finding this, Mr. noa949. Really appreciate it. It looks like Lamar's statement wasn't as specific and forceful as I'd remembered. Probably projecting again.

Dang.

FAX
Here's the full article in Google's cache.

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:nhPpos84ISYJ:news.findlaw.com/ap/s/633/12-14-2006/fed3004bcef4e0f2.html+%22Jack,+I+want+you+to+make+sure+the+stadium+is+the+new+Arrowhead+and+that+peo ple+will+be+excited+about+it%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us

splatbass
02-09-2007, 05:43 AM
I believe these guys owned the naming rights to the Anaheim Pond arena. I see that it's been renamed to Honda.

I've been pushing these guys as naming rights owners for a long time. Why not?

http://www.uwiv.org/images/sponsor_logos/Arrowhead-logo.jpg

It is already "Arrowhead Stadium", why would they pay good money to keep the same name it already has?

Chan93lx50
02-09-2007, 06:04 AM
sent an email to clark.hunt@kcchiefs.com

doubt it goes through but it has not been rejected by the server yet so.....

"It was good of you to let your father's body turn cold before auctioning off the naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium.

I cant wait for Proctor & Gamble Stadium at Arrowhead or some equally stupid bull shit.

You should be ashamed of yourself."

Wow what a way to be a dick!

Mile High Mania
02-09-2007, 06:22 AM
You know what... years after Denver sold the rights to Invesco, I can't say that it bothers me much. I still say "Mile High" and rarely ever utter the word Invesco. Most of my friends are the same way... the only time I notice it is from you guys or on the signage obviously, but it really doesn't register with me like I thought it would.

I had feelings similar to many of you when Denver did this... but in retrospect, it hasn't really changed much for me.

Granted, I don't live there and I don't have season tickets... so I don't see it as much. Maybe that has something to do with it, I dunno.

Naming rights are inevitable.

Bob Dole
02-09-2007, 07:28 AM
In keeping with the organization's pattern of top-notch success, whoever buys the naming rights will likely file for bankruptcy within 2 years of signing the deal and the Chiefs will only see a fraction of the money.

Dartgod
02-09-2007, 07:40 AM
I seem to remember that Lamar's request was not so much about corporate sponsorship as it was that he didn't want it renamed Lamar Hunt Stadium or something to that effect.

cookster50
02-09-2007, 08:13 AM
Invesco Field at Arrowhead has a nice ring to it.

Chiefs_Fan
02-09-2007, 08:20 AM
It needs to stay "Arrowhead Stadium", it's one of the last names to stay true to just the team.

The name can't be improved upon.

StcChief
02-09-2007, 08:32 AM
In keeping with the organization's pattern of top-notch success, whoever buys the naming rights will likely file for bankruptcy within 2 years of signing the deal and the Chiefs will only see a fraction of the money.

ala the Savvis Center in STL.... now the Scott Trade Center :rolleyes:

htismaqe
02-09-2007, 08:37 AM
ala the Savvis Center in STL.... now the Scott Trade Center :rolleyes:

Or the TWA...err, Edward Jones Dome...

boogblaster
02-09-2007, 08:46 AM
As long as it isn't some Middle-Eastern Company's name..they own about 1/3 of this country now....

Archie F. Swin
02-09-2007, 08:46 AM
Lets see how well the purchase of naming right shields the season ticket holder from another price increase


waiting...

Iowanian
02-09-2007, 08:50 AM
Kauffman rights should be bought by Macco.

"Uh Oh, Better Get macco" field.


What are the odds on NFL Security calling PR Capone, and the "you're classless and derranged" email from Bob Chitlins and Gretz?

Warrior5
02-09-2007, 09:26 AM
You know what... years after Denver sold the rights to Invesco, I can't say that it bothers me much. I still say "Pile High" and often utter the word "Incrisco". Most of my friends are the same way... the only time I notice it is from you guys or on the signage obviously, but it really doesn't register with me like I thought it would.

I had feelings similar to many of you when Denver did this... but in retrospect, it hasn't really changed much for me... :)

BigRedChief
02-09-2007, 09:32 AM
Hold on a sec. I thought Lamar said (on his death bed) to leave the Arrowhead name alone?

FAX
King Carl? Clark Hunt? Wonder who is pushing this?

FAX
02-09-2007, 09:35 AM
King Carl? Clark Hunt? Wonder who is pushing this?

No idea. But, I think I misread the article, Mr. BigRedChief. You "could" interpret the quote as requesting that the name be left alone, but it isn't as specific as I had recalled.

I wonder what Lamar's true feelings were on this subject. I suppose we'll never know.

FAX

BigRedChief
02-09-2007, 09:37 AM
Lets see how well the purchase of naming right shields the season ticket holder from another price increase


waiting...
ROFL But I will bet you anything that you would like to bet if they announce naming rights in the presser it will be said that this will keep PSL's from ever being placed on the season ticket holders.

But If I remember right wasn't that part of the deal. No future PSL's?

Hog Rider
02-09-2007, 09:43 AM
Arrowhead On, rub it where it hurts.
Arrowhead On, rub it where it hurts.
Arrowhead On, rub it where it hurts.

Chiefs_Fan
02-09-2007, 09:47 AM
Arrowhead On, rub it where it hurts.
Arrowhead On, rub it where it hurts.
Arrowhead On, rub it where it hurts.

ROFL I hate their comercials, but I love going to the games!

Cochise
02-09-2007, 10:47 AM
Arrowhead On, rub it where it hurts.
Arrowhead On, rub it where it hurts.
Arrowhead On, rub it where it hurts.

Haha. I saw this deal on TV that said - surprisingly enough - that HeadOn stuff is a bunch of garbage. What they claim as the active ingredient is in there to a degree of like 1 part per million and that it performed just like the placebo. Basically, it's chap stick.

Extra Point
02-09-2007, 11:16 AM
....and neither the city of KCMO nor Jackson County get a dime. Great job, public servants!

The amount of revenue from the naming rights sale probably won't be as much as the gap in the total salary cap.

This is sad.

Bearcat
02-09-2007, 11:22 AM
I think Hallmark Field would be the perfect choice. I mean, $8 beers and $8 greeting cards go together like caviar and champagne.

Hallmark wants to go away from the "middle-aged woman" view, so they could have a new Chiefs line of cards. New sound cards with Start Me Up, Black Betty, Heartbreaker, We Won't Get Fooled Again.



Someone mentioned Commerce.. there's also Cerner, Garmin, American Century Investments, Aquila, DST, H&R Block, Black & Veatch, Yellow-Roadway...

grandllama
02-09-2007, 11:51 AM
Hold on a sec. I thought Lamar said (on his death bed) to leave the Arrowhead name alone?

FAX

Yep, you see how long that lasted...

Actually longer than Mr. K's guaranteed contracts.

Redrum_69
02-09-2007, 11:54 AM
They should rename the stadium to


"Where dreams are lost and our GM sucks the Corporate c*ck" field at Arrowhead.

StcChief
02-09-2007, 11:59 AM
KISS.... Lamar Hunt Field at Arrowhead.

Sell the K name they need all the help they can get.

J Diddy
02-09-2007, 12:16 PM
It needs to stay "Arrowhead Stadium", it's one of the last names to stay true to just the team.

The name can't be improved upon.


more than likely it would be so and so field at arrowhead stadium

BigChiefFan
02-09-2007, 01:28 PM
The ticket prices already went up. I'd rather sell the naming rights, than to see all the faithful lose out on going to the games.

Deberg_1990
02-09-2007, 01:39 PM
How about "Wal-Mart field" for Kaufmann stadium.....

LOL

Baconeater
02-09-2007, 03:09 PM
The ticket prices already went up. I'd rather sell the naming rights, than to see all the faithful lose out on going to the games.
If you really think selling the naming rights is going to stabilize ticket prices you're dreaming...it's all about generating additional revenue.

FringeNC
02-09-2007, 03:22 PM
I actually could care less about the name of the field. It will always be known as Arrowhead stadium to Chiefs faithful anyway. I hope it was Clark's idea -- at least it means that he is willing to do things he dad wouldn't -- maybe firing everyone in the front office is next. Things need to be shaken up. Twenty years ago Carl may have been a fine GM (seriously) but not anymore.

Phobia
02-09-2007, 03:39 PM
If you really think selling the naming rights is going to stabilize ticket prices you're dreaming...it's all about generating additional revenue.

If they wanted to generate additional revenue, they should have played hardball with the NFLPA. I don't have a huge problem with players making a lot of money, but the 8 figure contracts are just ridiculous. It makes it really hard to be a fan of the sport these days.

Eventually I see myself ditching the whole pro-sport concept. Money has literally ruined the sport for me.

Baconeater
02-09-2007, 04:33 PM
If they wanted to generate additional revenue, they should have played hardball with the NFLPA. I don't have a huge problem with players making a lot of money, but the 8 figure contracts are just ridiculous. It makes it really hard to be a fan of the sport these days.

Eventually I see myself ditching the whole pro-sport concept. Money has literally ruined the sport for me.
I agree, there's definitely a problem when a rookie can be the highest-paid player in the league at his position. That's why I'm disturbed by the fact that the NFL is starting to tinker with controlling the broadcasts themselves, I forsee the fan who just wants to watch the games on TV being the next one getting squeezed.

But that's another whole conversation for another thread I suppose...

Coach
02-09-2007, 04:51 PM
So much for loyality and the love of the game. F**king idiots are now f**king filthy greedy, and they just can't seem to get enough of the f**king money, that they'll just decide to sell the naming rights.

F**k that shit.

Demonpenz
02-09-2007, 05:26 PM
applebees staduim at carl peterson field

Deberg_1990
02-09-2007, 06:00 PM
applebees staduim at carl peterson field

Wow.....thats almost a bannable offense right there! : )

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-09-2007, 06:14 PM
Kinda makes me a little sick to think that Arrowhead could become Whatever Corporation Stadium.
I vote for that one.

Actually I've been surprised for a long time that it hasn't become Sprint Stadium... but I hope it stays Arrowhead.

big nasty kcnut
02-09-2007, 06:50 PM
How about Arrowhead Stadium at sprint field i could like that.

Mojo Rising
02-10-2007, 02:17 AM
I actually could care less about the name of the field. It will always be known as Arrowhead stadium to Chiefs faithful anyway. I hope it was Clark's idea -- at least it means that he is willing to do things he dad wouldn't -- maybe firing everyone in the front office is next. Things need to be shaken up. Twenty years ago Carl may have been a fine GM (seriously) but not anymore.

I couldn't agree more. I would rather walk out of H&R Block stadium a winner than Arrowhead a loser. If Clark lines his pockets with the cash then I'll change my tune.

If it makes the Chiefs more competitive then I'm all for it. The NFL is inches away from putting NASCAR/Soccer advertising patches all over their unis as it is with so many commercials.

The rebuilt Arrowhead will not give the Chiefs the money to be a top 10 revenue generator. If you wanna play, you gotta pay.

I also hope Clark is behind this. We won when Lamar was a trailblazer. We lost when he was flying coach, being nice, and accepting the status quo.

crazycoffey
02-10-2007, 04:07 AM
I hope it doesn't change. It already says it all

OmahaChief
02-10-2007, 07:45 AM
How about we get Hunts (makers of fine tomato products) to sponsor

Hunt's Arrowhead Field.

What better double entendre could there be.

Spott
02-10-2007, 08:19 AM
How about Arrowhead Stadium at sprint field i could like that.


It should at least be a sponsor of a decent company.

StcChief
02-10-2007, 08:46 AM
How about we get Hunts (makers of fine tomato products) to sponsor

Hunt's Arrowhead Field.

What better double entendre could there be.
I like that idea alot.

Marlboro_Chief
02-10-2007, 12:03 PM
It's too bad the Surgeon General won't let them name it Marlboro Stadium:(

BigRedChief
02-10-2007, 12:16 PM
How about we get Hunts (makers of fine tomato products) to sponsor

Hunt's Arrowhead Field.

What better double entendre could there be.
They already sponsor pitt's field

Baconeater
02-10-2007, 12:45 PM
They already sponsor pitt's field
Wrong.

http://media3.steelers.com/MediaContent/2004/07/14/22/heinz_field_logo_43993.gif

Nightwish
02-10-2007, 01:35 PM
I don't care who buys the naming rights, as long as they decide to name it "Arrowhead Stadium."

StcChief
02-10-2007, 02:35 PM
Hunt's products are made in Omaha NE. by Conagra

http://www.hunts.com/CH01-ContactUs.jsp

Clark/Carl needs to knock on their door.

BigRedChief
02-10-2007, 03:00 PM
Wrong.

http://media3.steelers.com/MediaContent/2004/07/14/22/heinz_field_logo_43993.gif
Hunt's/Heinz it's all the same to me :)

htismaqe
02-10-2007, 03:03 PM
Hunt's products are made in Omaha NE. by Conagra

http://www.hunts.com/CH01-ContactUs.jsp

Clark/Carl needs to knock on their door.

ConAgra would be cool, Omaha isn't that far away. But I think ConAgra was approached when Omaha built their arena and Qwest ended up buying the naming rights there...

Bowser
02-10-2007, 04:53 PM
It's too bad the Surgeon General won't let them name it Marlboro Stadium:(

That is too bad.

Wait. No it's not.

Spott
02-10-2007, 05:22 PM
Maybe Chevrolet could be the sponsor and it could officially be called CamaroHead.

Joie
02-10-2007, 05:25 PM
Maybe Chevrolet could be the sponsor and it could officially be called CamaroHead.
Except that Chevy's no longer making Camaros. The last one rolled off the line a few years ago.

Bowser
02-10-2007, 05:48 PM
Except that Chevy's no longer making Camaros. The last one rolled off the line a few years ago.

Allow me to educate...

http://www.camaroforums.com/chevy/2007-Camaro/

Joie
02-10-2007, 05:51 PM
Allow me to educate...

http://www.camaroforums.com/chevy/2007-Camaro/
I retract my statement.....And I want one!!!! Too bad they aren't good kid haulers. :banghead:

Mojo Rising
02-10-2007, 08:22 PM
So much for loyality and the love of the game. F**king idiots are now f**king filthy greedy, and they just can't seem to get enough of the f**king money, that they'll just decide to sell the naming rights.

F**k that shit.

If they rename the stadium and the additional revenue lands Asante Samuel then I don't care what the name of the stadium is. They will never change the Arrowhead sign on the backside of the scoreboard.

We are a capitalist society. The NFL is cut throat. In the famous words of Gordon Gecko, "Greed is Good."

sportsman1
02-10-2007, 09:20 PM
That is total BS. Allowing any kind of naming rights to either stadium is an insult to Lamar Hunt and the fans and should require the shooting of anyone associatied with the deal. I swear if they change the name noone can ever refer to it as whatever corporation Stadium and we should kick anyones ass who does.

malachi47000
03-24-2016, 01:49 PM
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article68021282.html

BOCA RATON, FLA.
It appears Arrowhead Stadium could have a new naming rights sponsor sometime down the road.

“We are in discussions with two companies, but I’d say they’re very preliminary at this point,” Chiefs president Mark Donovan said at the NFL’s annual meeting.

But if the Chiefs were to sell the naming rights to the stadium, Donovan wanted to make it clear that fans don’t have to worry about losing the “Arrowhead” name.

“It would be ‘blank’ field at Arrowhead,” Donovan said. “We go into that discussion with partners that way. We think Arrowhead is iconic, we think it’s part of the brand, so changing that name doesn’t work for us.”

In that way, the name would be similar to Denver’s stadium, which is called Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Donovan said that in the NFL, the average naming rights to a stadium go for around $8 million to $9 million per year. In the Chiefs’ market size, deals are often between $6 million to $8 million.

“It creates the opportunity to be more invested in some of your facilities, some of the things we do with our coaching staff, some of the things we do with our training staff,” Donovan said. “It just gives you more capital to be better. You’ve got to figure out how to invest your money to create more value.”

The Chiefs’ search for a naming-rights sponsor is nothing new. Donovan said that prior to his arrival in 2009, the Chiefs had two different search agencies help them with the task. They haven’t had one since his arrival, although they’ve had a inquiries from a few different companies and are starting to have some of those conversations right now.

Donovan added the Chiefs have had a number of discussions over the past five years about selling the naming rights to the stadium, and that some of them have gotten to the point of being pretty close.


“But we haven’t found the right partner or the right deal,” Donovan said.

pr_capone
03-24-2016, 01:58 PM
Didn't like it back then... don't like it now. The team is already saturated by sponsors (with more to come on their uniforms in the very near future) without this.

ptlyon
03-24-2016, 02:13 PM
"The Kingdom of Lost Careers at Arrowhead"

ChiliConCarnage
03-24-2016, 02:13 PM
9 years of negotiating and nothing to this point

Hydrae
03-24-2016, 02:16 PM
They really need to get Arrowhead water involved. They had the naming rights to the Mighty Ducks arena until 2006. Perfect fit and the name doesn't have to change much at all. Heck, this is such a good fit that they should do it for less money!

KC Tattoo
03-24-2016, 02:28 PM
Welcome to
C.H.W.T.B.A.S.T.T.F.B @ Arrowhead Stadium

"Clark Hunt Wants To Buy Another Soccer Team Trust Fund Bank @ Arrowhead Stadium"

Great Expectations
03-24-2016, 03:18 PM
I do not have Clarks email, but if is like some other personnel's email it'd be

CHunt@Chiefs.nfl.com

Pestilence
03-24-2016, 03:25 PM
They really need to get Arrowhead water involved. They had the naming rights to the Mighty Ducks arena until 2006. Perfect fit and the name doesn't have to change much at all. Heck, this is such a good fit that they should do it for less money!

Arrowhead Water Field at Arrowhead.

ChiefsCountry
03-24-2016, 03:27 PM
Why does changing the name get the butt hurt out in so many people.

Iowanian
03-24-2016, 03:34 PM
What are the large employers in the KC area that would have the funds to do it?

Boeing? Cerner?

JASONSAUTO
03-24-2016, 03:37 PM
Why does changing the name get the butt hurt out in so many people.

people are dumb.

Fire Me Boy!
03-24-2016, 03:40 PM
What are the large employers in the KC area that would have the funds to do it?



Boeing? Cerner?


Sprint, Applebee's, and US Bank all headquartered in KC, no?

Pestilence
03-24-2016, 03:46 PM
Sprint, Applebee's, and US Bank all headquartered in KC, no?

When KC gets a sack.....everyone gets a free appetizer!!!

burt
03-24-2016, 04:16 PM
Geez......It's still Arrowhead....and it's income. I gots no problem with it.

bevischief
03-24-2016, 04:34 PM
Needs to a BBQ joint if they do...

KC Tattoo
03-24-2016, 04:38 PM
Needs to a BBQ joint if they do...

I could probably live with

GATES BBQ @ Arrowhead Stadium



but I hate the idea of changing the name from Arrowhead Stadium to anything else.

hometeam
03-24-2016, 04:46 PM
Greedy sellout fucks more and more

TEX
03-24-2016, 04:48 PM
Geez......It's still Arrowhead....and it's income. I gots no problem with it.

I do. But it's the way things are these days... I'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner. Not many stadiums are without naming rights sponsorship deals. In fact, I liked the idea that the tradition-heavy Lambeau Field never got one either. (Not sure about Soldier Field) I read somewhere once that Lamar said he didn't want to go that route. Perhaps that's the reason why it's lasted this long without one. :shrug:

srvy
03-24-2016, 04:49 PM
I always like that us and Green Bay had not given in to this. How do they get by the Jackson County Sports Authority?

As far as Applebee's their Corporate Headquarters has or is in the process of making way to Norther Cali I believe.

TEX
03-24-2016, 04:49 PM
Why does changing the name get the butt hurt out in so many people.

Tradition possibly. Remembering a simpler time maybe...

-King-
03-24-2016, 04:49 PM
Didn't like it back then... don't like it now. The team is already saturated by sponsors (with more to come on their uniforms in the very near future) without this.

How are they saturated with sponsors already?
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mr. tegu
03-24-2016, 05:08 PM
They wouldn't be changing anything as much as just adding a name. Nobody would stop calling it Arrowhead.

TEX
03-24-2016, 05:14 PM
They wouldn't be changing anything as much as just adding a name. Nobody would stop calling it Arrowhead.

Probably right, in that the public would keep calling it ARROWHEAD, except the media would have to refer to it by whomever bought the naming rights as part of the sponsorship deal. They could always structure the deal so that ARROWHEAD STADIUM was included as part of the sponsored name.

Bearcat
03-24-2016, 05:14 PM
Why does changing the name get the butt hurt out in so many people.

Change is hard. It used to grind my gears with the whole sellout thing, but the NFL sold out years ago. If anything, the Chiefs are way behind the times... big surprise.

Bearcat
03-24-2016, 05:17 PM
Probably right, in that the public would keep calling it ARROWHEAD, except the media would have to refer to it by whomever bought the naming rights as part of the spnsorship deal.

Yeah, just like Sandstone around here... it has a different name every 3 months (I had no idea it's now Providence Medical Center Amphitheater until I just Googled it.. uh, really? LMAO ).

It's Sandstone.

mr. tegu
03-24-2016, 05:19 PM
Sporting KC just had their stadium name changed after only being in use for a few years.

Dayze
03-24-2016, 05:21 PM
Papa John's Field at Arrowhead

JASONSAUTO
03-24-2016, 06:59 PM
How are they saturated with sponsors already?
Posted via Mobile Device

I was wondering the same thing.

ChiefsCountry
03-24-2016, 07:08 PM
How are they saturated with sponsors already?
Posted via Mobile Device

They less sponsors now than they used to. Its basically just HyVee, Bud Light, Ford, Sprint and Farmland.

ping2000
03-24-2016, 07:10 PM
Chevrolet Camarohead.

lewdog
03-24-2016, 07:16 PM
Chiefsplanet of Arrowhead.

Make it happen Kyle.

Psyko Tek
03-24-2016, 07:18 PM
If this is true, Clark should have his ass kicked.

I don't need to see Hallmark Field at Arrowhead Stadium, or any other weak shit like that.

It's ARROWHEAD STADIUM. Keep it that way.

THIS
FUCK YOUR NAMING RIGHTS

how many teams don't have other named stadiums?
us
greenbay?
chicago?
I dunno just asking
will google it

Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City Chiefs), Candlestick Park (San Francisco 49ers), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas Cowboys), Georgia Dome (Atlanta Falcons), Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers), Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Bengals), Ralph Wilson Stadium (Buffalo Bills) and Soldier Field (Chicago Bears).

Next year it reduces to seven when "Levi's Stadium" opens.

http://www.cincyjungle.com/2013/5/8/4313088/49ers-levis-stadium-deal

notorious
03-24-2016, 07:19 PM
Fucks Given = ZERO

Easy 6
03-24-2016, 07:31 PM
Papa John's Field at Arrowhead

Check your 6, I'm outta here :bolt:

scho63
03-24-2016, 07:32 PM
This guy wants to sponsor the stadium......

http://i3.liverpoolecho.co.uk/incoming/article10334618.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/coffin2.jpg

Pasta Giant Meatball
03-24-2016, 07:32 PM
Manwich Field

TribalElder
03-24-2016, 07:42 PM
This guy wants to sponsor the stadium......

http://i3.liverpoolecho.co.uk/incoming/article10334618.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/coffin2.jpg

Parlor Hopes field

stevieray
03-24-2016, 09:18 PM
Field of Broken Dreams

Baconeater
03-24-2016, 09:51 PM
THIS
FUCK YOUR NAMING RIGHTS

how many teams don't have other named stadiums?
us
greenbay?
chicago?
I dunno just asking
will google it

Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City Chiefs), Candlestick Park (San Francisco 49ers), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas Cowboys), Georgia Dome (Atlanta Falcons), Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers), Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Bengals), Ralph Wilson Stadium (Buffalo Bills) and Soldier Field (Chicago Bears).

Next year it reduces to seven when "Levi's Stadium" opens.

http://www.cincyjungle.com/2013/5/8/4313088/49ers-levis-stadium-deal
You might want to check the date on that information.

Deberg_1990
03-24-2016, 09:59 PM
Sprint Stadium at I-70!

eDave
03-24-2016, 10:06 PM
American Standard Toilet Bowl

Hoover
03-24-2016, 10:15 PM
Casey's "Famous for Pizza" Field
Price Chopper Field


More seriously, Clark probably want to tap into some STL money.

Monsanto Field
Edward Jones Field

dj56dt58
03-24-2016, 11:54 PM
Fuck the Broncos field at arrowhead stadium

Mojo Jojo
03-25-2016, 04:25 AM
This story is so old...fact is they were shopping the idea in 2005...it was in line with American Century...Stowers and Carl lived in the same building.

jspchief
03-25-2016, 05:08 AM
Why does changing the name get the butt hurt out in so many people.
Because I don't like the idea of selling out tradition when the Chiefs make plenty of money as it is. I also don't like how often naming rights contracts change so that you can't even keep up with what stadiums are called anymore.

Ultimately, it's a business and it's their right to make money however they want. But it is a business that cashes in a lot on the loyalty, memories, and traditions of fans so I don't think it's unreasonable to express displeasure at the idea of changing tradition.

Fire Me Boy!
03-25-2016, 05:12 AM
Because I don't like the idea of selling out tradition when the Chiefs make plenty of money as it is. I also don't like how often naming rights contracts change so that you can't even keep up with what stadiums are called anymore.

Ultimately, it's a business and it's their right to make money however they want. But it is a business that cashes in a lot on the loyalty, memories, and traditions of fans so I don't think it's unreasonable to express displeasure at the idea of changing tradition.

They said the future name has to include Arrowhead precisely because of that tradition. So except the media, which will call it by its "proper" name, everyone else will still call it Arrowhead.

RunKC
03-25-2016, 06:59 AM
Boulevard Brewery Co. at Arrowhead Stadium. Every concession has every type of Boulevard beer.

I could get behind that.

Shaid
03-25-2016, 07:03 AM
This is just a guess but it will probably be something like "Sprint Field at Arrowhead". Just picked a name at random

That's exactly what will happen.

gblowfish
03-25-2016, 09:16 AM
Sprint lays off so many people over and over and over again they could call it "Sprint Pink Slip Field at Arrowhead Stadium."

srvy
03-25-2016, 09:26 AM
If the Chiefs sell the naming rights then every tax paying citizen in Jackson County should share in the royalties and I am not a jackson county resident. Without them there is no Arrowhead and possibly Pro football in KC.

ptlyon
03-25-2016, 09:31 AM
If the Chiefs sell the naming rights then every tax paying citizen in Jackson County should share in the royalties and I am not a jackson county resident. Without them there is no Arrowhead and possibly Pro football in KC.

Damn right

-King-
03-25-2016, 09:44 AM
If the Chiefs sell the naming rights then every tax paying citizen in Jackson County should share in the royalties and I am not a jackson county resident. Without them there is no Arrowhead and possibly Pro football in KC.

Wtf?

srvy
03-25-2016, 09:49 AM
Wtf?
Wtf what?

-King-
03-25-2016, 09:59 AM
Wtf what?

I don't know if you were being serious or not. That's a ridiculous suggestion. Why should they?

Amnorix
03-25-2016, 10:02 AM
This reminds me of an exchange between owners a number of years ago. Apparently Ralph Wilson (the now-deceased owner of the Buffalo Bills) was crying about "small market" teams and how they made less money and blah, blah, blah. Not sure what the context was.

In any event, Jerry Jones -- who I do not like for many reasons but is undeniably a very smart marketer / money maker, and who had sold the naming rights to his stadium said something like "yeah, and how is RALPH WILSON stadium doing these days?"

And he was right. You can do what you want, but if you're going to cry poor while naming the stadium AFTER YOURSELF, it's pretty tough to argue you're maximizing the revenues you can make.

I hate alot of things about the NFL and its owners, but this isn't one of them. It's a no-brainer.

ChiefsCountry
03-25-2016, 10:06 AM
If the Chiefs sell the naming rights then every tax paying citizen in Jackson County should share in the royalties and I am not a jackson county resident. Without them there is no Arrowhead and possibly Pro football in KC.

That's just fucking stupid. Besides its in the Chiefs lease with the county to have naming rights to the stadium.

dj56dt58
03-25-2016, 11:15 AM
I don't want it to happen but if the money was going in my pocket bet your ass I would do it

GloryDayz
03-31-2016, 07:07 PM
Welcome to
PIIHB-NTTAWWT@ Arrowhead Stadium

"Clark Hunt Wants To Buy Another Soccer Team Trust Fund Bank @ Arrowhead Stadium"

Fixed

Rain Man
03-31-2016, 07:14 PM
In Denver, every company that buys the stadium naming rights goes bankrupt within three years. Does that happen in other cities, too? I'm wondering if it could be a good way to predict stock prices so I can sell short.

65TPT
04-01-2016, 02:33 AM
Burning Aids Tree @ Arrowhead stadium

Dayze
04-01-2016, 06:21 AM
Lorazepam Field at Arrowhead.

InChiefsHell
04-01-2016, 07:08 AM
Gates BBQ Field @ Arrowhead