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Doug Padilla posted this picture of the new facade behind Home Plate. Interesting to note that there's no mention of "US Cellular Field," just Home Of The Chicago White Sox. I could imagine this isn't quite the final product, but it's possible that US Cellular is leaving their naming rights behind if the White Sox can find another suitor.

 

Related side note, I like the clean look of the gray facade.

 

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Edited by ChrisLikesBaseball

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I think the bigger story is they lost sponsorship of both the former Bacardi at the Park and Gold Coast Tickets Club. Considering US Cellular is no longer available in the area, I don't think they really need any signage, but like you mentioned, perhaps the name is going to change. Also there is a little space between 11 and 16. Are they going to retire Ozzie's number? NM, that is for Konerko's 14.

Edited by Dick Allen

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QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Mar 30, 2014 -> 01:45 PM)
I think the bigger story is they lost sponsorship of both the former Bacardi at the Park and Gold Coast Tickets Club. Considering US Cellular is no longer available in the area, I don't think they really need any signage, but like you mentioned, perhaps the name is going to change. Also there is a little space between 11 and 16. Are they going to retire Ozzie's number?

 

It seems like the Sox have lost almost all of their primary sponsorship deals, Bacardi, Gold Coast, and US Cellular (assumed/eventual).. I wonder if marketing is waiting to prove they can get people in the stadium with a more exciting on-field product so as to increase bids for next season.

 

I'd say that the numbers 13 and/or 14 would fit between 11 and 16...

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QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Mar 30, 2014 -> 01:45 PM)
NM, that is for Konerko's 14.

Oh, interesting. So, I guess there will be a retirement ceremony at some point this season.

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QUOTE (ChrisLikesBaseball @ Mar 30, 2014 -> 01:53 PM)
It seems like the Sox have lost almost all of their primary sponsorship deals, Bacardi, Gold Coast, and US Cellular (assumed)..

The traditionalist in me hopes they just go back to Comiskey Park. I not a fan of corporate names on stadiums.

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QUOTE (Athomeboy_2000 @ Mar 30, 2014 -> 01:56 PM)
The traditionalist in me hopes they just go back to Comiskey Park. I not a fan of corporate names on stadiums.

 

I agree, though I do think that some corporate sponsorships come through less callous than others. US Cellular Field is one of the worst.

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QUOTE (ChrisLikesBaseball @ Mar 30, 2014 -> 01:59 PM)
I agree, though I do think that some corporate sponsorships come through less callous than others. US Cellular Field is one of the worst.

Nothing is worse than O.co Coliseum

 

I agree that some dont "hurt" to say. Like the United Center. Busch Stadium.

 

Great American Ball Park may be one of the best.

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QUOTE (Athomeboy_2000 @ Mar 30, 2014 -> 01:56 PM)
The traditionalist in me hopes they just go back to Comiskey Park. I not a fan of corporate names on stadiums.

I agree, but with what they pay to put their names on the places, they need to take the money, especially if it is a pubicly funded place.

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QUOTE (Athomeboy_2000 @ Mar 30, 2014 -> 02:02 PM)
Nothing is worse than O.co Coliseum

 

I agree that some dont "hurt" to say. Like the United Center. Busch Stadium.

 

Great American Ball Park may be one of the best.

 

Just another reason the A's need to move out of Oakland.

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It should be Comiskey Park again. Sponsorship can be by the USA via President Obama. :D

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QUOTE (Athomeboy_2000 @ Mar 30, 2014 -> 02:02 PM)
Nothing is worse than O.co Coliseum

 

I agree that some dont "hurt" to say. Like the United Center. Busch Stadium.

 

Great American Ball Park may be one of the best.

 

Agreed with these. US Cellular is right up with Minute Maid Park.

 

I wish Marshall Fields still existed, because Marshall Field would have been amusing.

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QUOTE (Quinarvy @ Mar 30, 2014 -> 02:11 PM)
Agreed with these. US Cellular is right up with Minute Maid Park.

 

I wish Marshall Fields still existed, because Marshall Field would have been amusing.

Marshall Field... brought to you by Garry Marshall

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QUOTE (Athomeboy_2000 @ Mar 30, 2014 -> 01:56 PM)
The traditionalist in me hopes they just go back to Comiskey Park. I not a fan of corporate names on stadiums.

 

 

No chance. If someone wants to offer that much money, take it. I'd be for sponsorship on the uniforms if it puts better players on the team.

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Id rather we name the field after Reinsdorf or even Veeck than honoring Comiskey again. I'd take Chicago Park though.

 

Edit : phone typos

Edited by bmags

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QUOTE (Athomeboy_2000 @ Mar 30, 2014 -> 01:56 PM)
The traditionalist in me hopes they just go back to Comiskey Park. I not a fan of corporate names on stadiums.

 

Good luck with that.

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I'm with you guys, f*** corporate sponsorship. Unfortunately it might be a necessary evil with low attendance and all.

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The US Cellular money has done a lot of good things for the Sox.

 

I wouldn't want to see giant corporate logos on the uniform--that's where I'd draw the line.

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It would be cool to retire 14 before the last home game of the season.

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Interesting. They moved the retired numbers off the wall and put it above the stadium club for only one year.

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About a year ago when I heard that US Cellular was exiting the Chicago market and selling their spectrum and customers to Sprint I emailed Brooks and asked if he was aware US Cellular was folding in Chicago and what the Sox would do. Being that the Corp sponsor whose name is on the stadium will no longer be present in this market I too found it strange. Brooks responded something along the lines of "We are aware of the situation with US Cellular and will be making arrangements".

 

I remember when the Sox announced this partnership with US Cellular in 2003 I was thinking its only a matter of time before US Cellular becomes Sprint or Verizon anyway. I figured at the time I'd give it 5 years before US Cellular Field turned into Verizon or Sprint Field (the other large CDMA service providers).

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I actually thought the Sox did a pretty good job of tying in US Cellular without it becoming too over the top in terms of graphics and stuff. It actually spawned off a decent nickname in "The Cell" as well.

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QUOTE (Athomeboy_2000 @ Mar 30, 2014 -> 02:02 PM)
Nothing is worse than O.co Coliseum

 

I agree that some dont "hurt" to say. Like the United Center. Busch Stadium.

 

Great American Ball Park may be one of the best.

 

Ho-le s***. Never even realized this was named after United Airlines. I guess I just assumed it was a generic name. HAHAHA.

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QUOTE (Chilihead90 @ Mar 30, 2014 -> 06:37 PM)
And am I reading that Bicardi at the Park is no longer there? Or is it just named something different?

 

It's just called ChiSox Bar & Grill now.

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