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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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