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PackerLegend
04-27-2011, 03:59 PM
Not really worthy of a thread but times are slow... Is this possibly the worst stadium name around now?

The Oakland Raiders' home is about to receive a new name.

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum will be renamed Overstock.com Coliseum under a proposed six-year deal that's expected to be approved this week by the authority that operates the stadium, Bay Area News Group reported Wednesday.

The stadium hasn't had a sponsorship deal since 2008, and how long this one will last is anyone's guess. Both the Raiders and their co-tenant, Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics, have leases that expire in 2013. Overstock.com has an escape clause in the deal should either team move.

Even the Overstock.com moniker is temporary because the company is in the process of rebranding itself as O.com.

Monomach
04-27-2011, 04:28 PM
".com" is a stupid sounding thing to have in a stadium name.

nobodyinparticular
04-27-2011, 06:36 PM
Not really worthy of a thread but times are slow... Is this possibly the worst stadium name around now?

You know this wasn't the Raiders' doing, right? There is a public committee that runs the Coliseum and they made this decision. The title is incredibly misleading.

RaiderNation
04-28-2011, 01:37 PM
It will still be called the Coliseum, no matter what name they want to give it

Halsey
04-28-2011, 01:38 PM
People actually care about he corporate names attached to stadiums? It's the Coliseum.

descendency
04-28-2011, 02:42 PM
The one thing Oakland isn't... overstocked.