The San Francisco 49ers struck a deal with Levi Strauss on the naming rights for the 49ers new stadium. Earlier this year the Cleveland Browns snagged FirstEnergy for the naming rights to their stadium. Once those deals are set into motion there will be just eight stadiums remaining without corporate sponsorship, including Arrowhead Stadium.
Our friends over at Cincy Jungle did the research on the corporate-less stadiums, which are as follows:
Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City Chiefs), Candlestick Park (San Francisco 49ers), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas Cowboys), Georgia Dome (Atlanta Falcons), Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers), Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Bengals), Ralph Wilson Stadium (Buffalo Bills) and Soldier Field (Chicago Bears).
Back in October 2011 there was a report that the Chiefs had sold the naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium. Obviously we know now that the report was false. They haven't done so yet but it's not like I'd be stunned if they did. I am absolutely against a corporate name on Arrowhead, for the record ... although the Chiefs don't often consult me before making moves.
What I could see one day is a sponsor name that allows "Arrowhead" to remain in the name. Something like "[Company] field at Arrowhead Stadium."
If any of you has an extra $220 million, feel free to donate: Arrowhead Pride™ Stadium.