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Report Says Chiefs Have Sold Naming Rights To Arrowhead Stadium

[Update: The Chiefs told the KC Star they have no naming rights deal in place.]

In recent years, teams have had trouble finding folks to pay enough money for naming rights to their new or renovated stadiums -- see Jones, Jerry -- likely due to the economy over the past few years. One of my favorite things about Arrowhead Stadium is that they haven't added a corporate partner -- it's just Arrowhead.

Apparently, that may be changing.

Bob Gretz of reports that, after a decade of trying to find a naming partner, the Kansas City Chiefs have sold their naming rights to a corporate partner.

Per the report, an announcement is expected in conjunction with the Monday Night Football game against the San Diego Chargers on Halloween Night.

No word on whether this is re-naming the stadium, adding a name to the stadium or naming the playing field (like Sports Authority Field at Mile High). It's reportedly not a local place so any dreams of Oklahoma Joe's Field at Arrowhead Stadium isn't happening.

I know teams need to maximize their revenue -- that's just the reality of the NFL, and any business, these days -- but I can tell you I'm not a big fan of adding any corporate names to the place we call home on Sundays.


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