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Online Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2017, 05:38:35 PM »
I'm personally shocked and dismayed that MLSE, an organization that by general assent operates according to a superior moral compass, would simply sell off the name of a landmark to an even higher bidder than the previous highest bidder.  Does the franchise's rich history over the last 18 years mean nothing at all?

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2017, 05:39:13 PM »
>:(


is all I can say about that....

Big Air Canada fan?  :-X

Yeah, I don't really get the outrage over this one. It's not the Skydome or Maple Leafs Gardens. It's just replacing one corporate sponsor with another. And it's not like we have fond memories of winning championships at the Air Canada Centre. Sure, ACC rolls of the tongue a little better but that's it.

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2017, 05:44:58 PM »
$800 million?  They could have built their own for that much.

Well, when you put it that way...  :o

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2017, 06:24:55 PM »
Just like Rogers Centre will always be Skydome or The Dome,
and Budweiser Stage will always be Molson Amphitheatre,
and Honda Indy will be Molson Indy to me. 

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2017, 06:37:07 PM »
actually  no.

just hate the Scotiabank.

I'm in agreement with the train of thought that the name should just have historical value.

"where the Leafs play" sounds good to me.

Still call the other place 'Skydome' too. Ain't ever gonna change that :D

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2017, 08:56:21 PM »
Our very own Rob was quoted for this story.

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/08/29/do-we-call-it-the-vault

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2017, 09:19:01 PM »
Damn, $800M to name an arena that cost $265 to build.  I should see if I can sell Scotiabank the exclusive naming rights to my house for 2 or 3 million.
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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2017, 10:43:19 PM »
It will always be Skydome to me.

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2017, 10:52:41 PM »
As a Scotiabank customer can you please start giving me free Leafs tickets instead of free movies?  ;)


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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2017, 02:50:30 AM »
Scotiabank Arena?  Sounds so flat to me.  Cripes, the Air Canada Centre or the ACC, Skydome.  All are fine.  The Rogers Centre not so much.

Corporate names don't give a classy ring to a venue, save for some.

Madison Square Garden?  Stay classy.

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2017, 10:39:50 AM »
Biggest trade of the off-season.

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2017, 10:49:44 AM »
Biggest trade of the off-season.

Isn't this a UFA signing?

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2017, 12:53:02 PM »
Would've definitely rather have had Scotia Gardens or something. Arena is the flatest name for a venue such as this.

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2017, 01:01:27 PM »
Our very own Rob was quoted for this story.

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/08/29/do-we-call-it-the-vault

I could see the headlines already...Leafs lose and it's "team X steals 2 points from the Vault!", Leafs win..."Leafs bank 2 points at the Vault!"

Yeah, I'm bored.

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2017, 01:10:54 PM »
Would've definitely rather have had Scotia Gardens or something. Arena is the flatest name for a venue such as this.

From Scotiabank's perspective, this might have made the name change less unpopular, but it would've been counter productive to the purpose of the name change to begin with: marketing the Scotiabank brand.

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Re: ACC to be renamed the Scotiabank Arena
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2017, 01:10:54 PM »