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Sanity restored in Arlington...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by steveu, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Dallas Morning News reporting Ameriquest Field will now be called Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, after Tom Hicks buys back naming rights.

    Proof that the grass isn't always greener when you name a stadium.

    Good job, Tom. Now if you could just sign Teixeira...
  2. I thought this thread was going to be about Gannett (HQ'd in Arlington, Va.) but stupid me, I should have realized Gannett won't stop the insanity anytime soon.
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Gannett is in Tyson's Corner.
  4. Technically, it's in McLean (about 7 miles from Arlington), since we're splittin' hairs.


    When I worked for them, the bosses always referred to HQ as Arlington. But in reality, it's all one big traffic-congested suburb so it doesn't really matter.

    Added: It's kind of like saying you live in OK City when you really live in Norman.
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Well Tyson's doesn't really have its own address technically, but since it's at the Tyson's exit off the beltway, and essentially across the street from Tyson's Corner mall, everyone around here just calls it Tyson's. It's not in Arlington County, or near Arlington, or anything like that. And the traffic blows, now get out of my way.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I remember the old Twin Towers in Rosslyn. The bar downstairs from USAT was, um, convenient.
  7. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    An interesting development, since many locals have always referred to the Rangers' home park as "Rangers Stadium"...going back to the old Arlington Stadium days and continuing through the various manifestations of the "New Rangers Stadium."
  8. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    i don't care enough to find the article on line but why would he buy it back? doesn't ameriquest pay him to have its name on there?
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Well, with the hammer about to come down on the subprime lending market, Hicks perhaps didn't want his team emmeshed in that. Or maybe he wanted to build some goodwill be going retro.
  10. printdust

    printdust New Member

    I'd say leave the damn stadium names alone. Fickle corporate world changes its own identities more than Hollywood elitists change love partners...
  11. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Lindsay Lohan Stadium.

    I like it.
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Now with Rehab Wednesday's!
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