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2,349 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by buddy

Do you think the Astros should re-name their stadium (it`s called Enron Field)?


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17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 2/5/02 - 11:04:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
I personally think they should call it "The Astro Dome". Doesn't that just sound cool?
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 2/5/02 - 11:06:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hehe... it used to be called the Astrodome :) The Astros are filing formally (as of what I heard today anyway) to change the name. They stand to make a few bucks ( a few million that is) if they keep Enron but they're still trying to change it regardless.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 2/6/02 - 9:49:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
ok, thats the second question i've had today that has something about Enron. what is it?!
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 2/6/02 - 1:47:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Turn on the news or read the paper. You'll learn a lot. Trust me. And whether they _should_ or not, they will, because Enron had a thirty-year contract on the stadium, which they most certainly will NOT pay off, considering they're only two years into it or so.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 2/6/02 - 1:50:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Or, since you're Canadian, I'll give you a brief description of the situation. A savings company named Enron filed for bankruptcy and in the process, thousands of people lost ALL their life savings. Why? Because the executives who ran it spent the money on themselves and shredded the documents that proved it. They also donated millions of dollars to the Republican party during the presidential race in 2000. On top of THAT, when they filed for bankruptcy, the executives got millions of dollars as part of a government bail-out, screwing everyone who had their life savings in Enron, leaving them with nothing.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 2/6/02 - 5:21:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Are you sure that isn't the Seattle stadium? I'm almost positive the Houston is something else, which I can't think of (why I might be wrong)
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 2/6/02 - 6:34:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Enron just owns the naming rights, like how any other big company has their name on another stadium. They don't own the land.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 2/7/02 - 10:27:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
mtv2 thank u for giving me a break since i'm canadian how thoughtful of you
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 2/7/02 - 3:10:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
ok people.. the astro's used to play in the astrodome.. but then they thought it was too small or something (which is retarded!) and they built enron feild .. but (now this is funny) it is MUCH SMALLER and there is no parking there!! so they are building this monorail from the astrodome to enron so you can park and the dome and ride to enron.. STUPID!! why not just go to the astro dome? i just think that they were not in debt enough and they had to waster more money... Enron feild was a stupid idea (not unlike many other "enron" ideas...)
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 2/8/02 - 7:01:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
Here's the scoop on the Astrodome...it was too big. The ball did not carry at all, so they went to the other extreme and built a stadium that Little Leaguers could jack a homer in. The Astros want Enron's name off the park. And yes, Enron ONLY owns the naming rights...just like 3Com Park in SF, Qualcomm Stadium in SD, Edision International in Anaheim, and Safeco Field in Seattle.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 2/8/02 - 7:03:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I like the new stadium now though, but the Astrodome was a better name
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 2/8/02 - 8:45:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
After two days no one comments on how wrong mtvs explanation was? Perhaps he needs to turn on the news or read a paper himself.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 2/8/02 - 8:48:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh my god. Do you think he actually believes that?
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 2/8/02 - 8:55:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Lol, I didn't mean you, I meant the freak that culann was talking about.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 2/8/02 - 8:59:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Culann you are so correct about mtv2's expalnation. As for Enron Field Enron will no doubt not be able to cover their expenses and will have breeched their contract it should then be sold to another entity or they should pick a real name.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 2/9/02 - 1:17:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
i was SO hoping someone would say something by the time i got to the end of this thread! thank you culann!
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 2/9/02 - 1:29:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
This is hardly a new thing though. PSInet, which has the naming rights in B'more went bankrupt after signing the 20 year agreement as well. I guess the name depends on whether most of the money was paid up front or not.

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