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ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« on: August 29, 2017, 02:51:00 PM »
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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment has agreed to a landmark 20-year sponsorship agreement with Scotiabank to rename the Air Canada Centre, TSN has learned.

The agreement is worth about $800 million (Canadian), according to three sources familiar with the matter. Under MLSE’s previous agreement with Air Canada, struck in 1999, the airline paid about $4 million per year.

The agreement with Scotiabank, which will see the downtown Toronto arena renamed the Scotiabank Arena next July 1, is believed to be the highest-priced annual building and team sponsorship in North American sports history.

http://www.tsn.ca/mlse-agrees-to-record-arena-rights-deal-with-scotiabank-1.842133

That's a lot of money.

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 02:51:55 PM »
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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 02:54:05 PM »

If ever a brand wanted to actually build public goodwill they could by naming it "Maple Leaf Gardens at Scotiabank Place" or something along those lines.

I'll probably still just end up calling it "the arena" or "where the Leafs play".
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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 02:55:58 PM »
Sounds a bit odd to me. Meh, I guess it's just like how I hate the Rogers' Centre name.
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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 03:03:47 PM »
Scotiabank Place - Ottawa
Scotiabank Centre - Halifax
Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary
Scotiabank Pond - North York/Toronto

Scotiabank Arena - Toronto

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 03:06:37 PM »
Sounds a bit odd to me. Meh, I guess it's just like how I hate the Rogers' Centre name.

It sounded weird to me because I thought Ottawa's arena was still sponsored by Scotiabank, but apparently they changed to Canadian Tire a few years ago.

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 03:11:46 PM »

If ever a brand wanted to actually build public goodwill they could by naming it "Maple Leaf Gardens at Scotiabank Place" or something along those lines.

I'll probably still just end up calling it "the arena" or "where the Leafs play".

Stealing this from Kristen Shilton‏, but Scotiabank Gardens would have been really nice.

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 03:13:25 PM »
Also, I know all of the banks shortened their names to just their initials but Scotiabank still sounds much stupider than just BNS or something.
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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2017, 03:23:56 PM »
SBA?  Sbarena?  Sarena? 

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2017, 04:00:25 PM »
$800 million?  They could have built their own for that much.

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2017, 04:13:22 PM »
Stealing this from Kristen Shilton‏, but Scotiabank Gardens would have been really nice.

Yeah. That would be been a good mix of the old and the new. I mean, if TD can do it in Boston . . .
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2017, 04:35:07 PM »

... yeah, Arena I think is the lamest of monikers. I'm sure eventually the populace will find some quick short-form like "Ayy-Cee-Cee". I'm sure we've all said "going down to the Ayy-Cee-Cee" more than "going down to the Air Canada Centre". Probably "The Arena", as in "headed down to THE ARENA tomorrow to see the defending champs... so excited!"
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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 04:44:46 PM »
This is going to be weird.  Having lived in Ottawa when the Sens played out of Scotiabank Place I still refer to that arena as "The Bank"... and now, that may become the nickname.

Then again, most people still call the Rogers Center by its proper name, Skydome.... so hopefully everyone still refers to it as the ACC.

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2017, 05:31:46 PM »
 >:(


is all I can say about that....

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2017, 05:34:51 PM »
>:(


is all I can say about that....

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2017, 05:34:51 PM »