No More Carrier Dome

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  1. laxjoe

    laxjoe Well-Known Member
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    Wow, that’s crazy and it’s going to be a long time before I stop thinking about it as the Carrier Dome. Up until a couple of years ago I had never really thought about it/figured it was an alum
     
  2. Kirk Fogg

    Kirk Fogg "Tell them what they've won Olmec!"
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    Tension? Like, how can we have an arena named after an A/C company and not have A/C in the arena?
     
  3. bertwing

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    $2.75 million for 43 years of having your name on an arena seems like a pretty damn good deal
     
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  4. CF3234

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    Up there with the American Airlines golden airline ticked for most one sided perpetuity deals.
     
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  5. Nole96SC

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    Not to mention people will still be calling it the Carrier Dome for years and years to come.
     
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  6. ohhaithur

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    fighting for second well behind Chicago's parking meter deal
     
  7. JGator1

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    I can't remember what they changed the name to but it'll always be the Staples Center to me.
     
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  8. ohhaithur

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    you will definitely remember what they changed it to. What they changed it to was as newsworthy as the fact they changed it
     
  9. Shinzonᴵᴵ

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    JMA Wireless is one letter swap away from being the perfect company to have naming rights for a basketball arena. The JAM Center or the JAM Dome. Everyone would remember that.
     
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  10. Corky Bucek

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    Totally agree, but educate the posters not from Chicago and are not familiar with this situation.
     
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  11. ohhaithur

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    In 2008, Chicago sold all of its parking meters in the city for $1.2b for the longest amount of time legally allowed, 75 years. You can't fix potholes, create a bike lane, put in a new bus stop, close a street for a parade, or have a festival without the city reimbursing this company for it.

    The company that bought it makes over $100m a year on it. They've already 2x'd their investment and have the next 61 years free. Meanwhile, the entire city needs money and can't do anything to any of its streets
     
  12. CF3234

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    Go on
     
  13. ohhaithur

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    I did.
     
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  14. Tobias

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    i remember this chapter of griftopia back before taibbi lost his mind
     
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  15. ohhaithur

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    at least the money goes to a well-deserving place: Abu Dhabi
     
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  16. bro

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    I get the feeling Syracuse is going to fall into absolute obscurity post-Boeheim
     
  17. Smuggy

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    Bobby Bonilla is jealous of the Carrier contract
     
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  18. Tro lo lo

    Tro lo lo You kids must be from the suburbs.
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    :cryingjordan:
     
  19. theregionsitter

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    Chicagos meter deal is one of those absolutely disgusting Chicago things that you can’t believe to be true until you discover it is
     
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  20. cutig

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    This is incredible
     
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  21. TC

    TC Peter, 53, from Toxteth
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    [​IMG]
     
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  22. TC

    TC Peter, 53, from Toxteth
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    Hey at least it’s free to park on the lakefront
     
  23. CF3234

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    Florida did something similar with the express lanes on the highway where Dwayne Haskins passed. Some Spanish company footed bill to build the lanes, so they get like 90% of the revenue in perpetuity.
     
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  24. herb.burdette

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    Not going to lie, been googling old inflatable dome stadiums from the 80’s.
     
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