The renaming of U.S. Cellular Field to Guaranteed Rate Field has been a guaranteed hit for online mockery.
Shortly after the announcement of the 13-year naming rights agreement, upset White Sox fans took refuge on Twitter through the hashtag #BetterSoxStadiumNames.
As you can expect, they had some recommendations of their own. A sample:
Guaranteed Seats Field. #BetterSoxStadiumNames
— Jed (@whatjedsaid) August 24, 2016
Dan Ryan Construction Overlook Park #bettersoxstadiumnames
— Terry Midnight (@docmidnight) August 24, 2016
How about Illinois Tax Payer Funded Field? #BetterSoxStadiumNames
— Rick Sabatino (@ricksabatino) August 25, 2016
— Kristen McQueary (@StatehouseChick) August 24, 2016
The decision to rename the home of the White Sox came Wednesday from the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, the government agency that owns and operates the ballpark. The park will officially be named after Chicago-based mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate beginning in November.
Host Phil Ponce talks about the new naming rights agreement with Danny Ecker, who covers sports business for Crain’s Chicago Business.
What do you think of the agreement? Add your name suggestions to the mix.
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