I'm not talking about the official names of places. I'm talking about the general concept. "Ballpark" is the correct term.Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Wrigley Field, etc.
Yes, there is clearly an established naming convention that we're ignoring /s
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Whatever we call it, I welcome it. Not only will we have a wonderful ballpark in Lowertown that I look forward to accessing via the Green Line, but the dog will no longer be traumatized by Friday night fireworks at Midway Stadium. Win-win.
It does make sense in a way though, it's a independent minor league team, do they really need a big company field name? I bet a lot of people will just call in Lowertown because that's a bit more "catchy" the naming rights bring in revenue right?
Why do you think you see commercials for Boeing or GE? Think the average consumer is mulling over whether to buy a 737 or A320? Its for raising their profile. Just look at how much conversation its spurred on just this board alone. The higher your profile the easier it gets to attract investors. That's the main part, investors = $$$
It depends a lot on what you watch -- you'll get politically-oriented ads or sponsorships for the Sunday-morning political panel shows like Meet the Press. PBS's NewsHour also gets some oddballs. Those are pretty much the only places I see railroads advertise (BNSF, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific). I think Boeing sponsors PBS shows quite a bit. Advertising isn't just about broadly reaching everyone -- they're clearly trying to reach groups with a certain mindset, political connections, or politicians themselves.
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