Bidder For Dodgers Asks About Potential Naming Rights For Dodger Stadium

If a consortium of the ultra-wealthy and super-ultra-mega-wealthy drop $1.5 billion for a professional sports team, they aren't doing it for the free t-shirts. They're going to want to recoup their investment, and the best way for a quick cash grab would be to sell the naming rights to their stadium.

Not news. Unless the stadium in question is the venerable Dodger Stadium. From the Los Angeles Times:

At least one party bidding on the Dodgers has inquired about the possibility of selling naming rights to Dodger Stadium, according to records filed this week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court

TMZ Park at Dodger Fields. The Dodgers Baseball Experience at Universal Studios' Dodger Stadium. Death Row Records Stadium. Vivid Entertainment Fields.

Okay, enough of that. But you can see that the idea is kind of gross. There probably isn't anything that baseball could or would do to stop it, and everyone would likely just call it Dodger Stadium until whatever company that acquired the rights died off. But in the short-term, some billionaires would get some money back and annoy us all at the same time. That's what is really important here.

Again, though, this is just one bidder asking just in case. There's nothing in the works other than that. It's an idea that's gross enough to bring to your attention, though.

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