Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Glen Helen Pavilion name change

I sure do hate the proliferation for corporate names on sporting and entertainment venues over the past decade or so. The companies don't consider how stupid they often sound or that they are tongue twisters, let alone whether the general public keeps up with the changes.

We have the new Citizens Business Bank Arena opening up in Ontario, CA this fall.

Now the Blockbuster Pavilion/Hyundai Pavilion/Glen Helen Pavilion in Devore, CA is now known as San Manuel Pavilion. Even worse is San Manuel, an Indian casino in nearby Highland, will also have the San Manuel VIP lounge at CBB Arena. How's that for confusion?

I can't tell you how many people still wonder where Honda Center (formerly Arrowhead Pond) in Anaheim and Gibson Amphitheatre (Universal Amphitheatre since the '70s) in L.A. are at.

The biggest laugh for a corporate named venue came several years ago when the Jenny Craig Pavilion listed shows in San Diego. I don't even remember what it was.

Anybody else feel the same way?

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