Ranking the 10 worst stadium names after Paul Brown Stadium of the Bengals renamed Paycor Stadium


Another day, another horrible stadium name.

The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Tuesday that they will now play at Paycor Stadium. Yes, no thank you. As news began to explode on Twitter, we took our chances against the worst stadium names in America’s four major sports.

10. PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh

OK, it’s not much better than the name it replaced in 2016 – The Consol Energy Center – but it’s still too long to be taken seriously.

9. Footprint Center, Phoenix

The Footprint Center is actually an upgrade, which is hilarious, because it used to be the Talking Stick Resort Arena. Although Footprint as a company provides a positive bottom line – it seeks to eliminate single-use plastics – it unfortunately does not count towards this metric.

8. Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati

In the land of the Great American Ballpark and at a stadium that was simply called Paul Brown Stadium, the odds of someone honoring the name of a local HR and payroll company are close to zero.

7. Lumen Field, Seattle

First name for the Seattle Seahawks stadium? Qwest field. Perfect. Century Link. OK fine. Lumen. No.

6. Ring Central Coliseum, Oakland

If a stadium has a bad reputation and nobody goes there, does it still have a bad reputation? This iteration isn’t nearly as bad as its previous run as O.co Coliseum, but still gross enough to make our list.

5. TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville

There are certain names that derive from naming rights. Banks like Bank One, Chase and TD have been fully adopted. And then there is TIAA.

4. GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City

Empower Field at Mile High? Feasible. GEHA ground at Arrowhead Stadium. yuck!

3. Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles

Is it so bad? No. I mean, assuming it lasts. But the problem is that it replaces the Staples Center in place, where so many great Lakers memories were created — not to mention exploits in music and film.

2. Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago

Comiskey to US Cellular. Not disastrous. GRF? Brutal.

1. Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh

When you go from something as simple, beautiful, and basic Pittsburgh as Heinz Field to something as innocuous as “Acrisure,” you’re bound to miss the mark. Screw the yellow towel, we’re waving the white one here.

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