You Could Be A Heartless Corporate Giant For One DayS

The Peoria Chiefs want to sell naming rights for their stadium, but there are no companies left in America with the financial security to finance such a project. So do you have $6,000?

In order to work around our current economic meltdown, the Class A Cubs affiliate has launched a new "Naming Rights For A Game" promotion. For six grand, they will rename the stadium whatever you want for one day. You get signage, advertising, a spot on the video scoreboard, plus free tickets and food. They get some spending cash, you get a gigantic ego boost, and everyone goes home happy. The first taker: a lawn care company.

Interestingly enough, the stadium is currently known as O'Brien Field, thanks to a deal with a local car dealership. Their naming rights contract expired last season, but the team couldn't find a new sponsor (for more than a day) so they haven't bothered to change it.

I nominate "Baby Mangino Field at Denton Yards." Hey, I'm not the one writing that check.

Peoria Chiefs selling ballpark naming rights on daily basis [Pantagraph]
Your name here: Chiefs selling game-by-game naming rights for park [Peoria Journal Star]
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