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Archive for Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sporting KC’s home renamed Sporting Park

January 16, 2013

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— The home of Sporting Kansas City has a new name following a disagreement between the Major League Soccer team and the cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong.

Sporting KC chief executive Robb Heineman says in a statement posted on the team website that Livestrong “is utilizing aggressive tactics designed to force us into an unsatisfactory arrangement.” He says the team has decided to drop Livestrong from the name of its field, making it Sporting Park.

Heineman’s statement comes one day after Armstrong admitted during an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs during an extraordinary cycling career that included seven Tour de France victories. The interview is scheduled to air Thursday.

Comments

KansasLiberal 1 year, 3 months ago

This is a perfect example of why stadiums should not sell or give naming rights to companies or charities. Not only do the names change every few years but you also run the risk of having your stadium associated with whatever scandal that company or charity is involved with.

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oletimer 1 year, 3 months ago

how about "this stupid stadium does not fit into a retail mall"?

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ppbrittain 1 year, 3 months ago

Gee. Liestrong had such a nice ring to it, too.

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