Reader Contest: Name the Stadium
With news that FIFA’s sponsorship Gestapo is at it again, we thought we’d offer you the chance to name the stadium in Munich where the opening match is being held. First a little background. Workers are currently busy removing the giant letters that spell out Allianz Arena on the stadium because the German insurance group is not an official World cup sponsor. Somehow it costing $150,000 for guys to climb up a few ladders and loosen a few screws, but it money well spent to protect the public from seeing anything but the names of the officially licensed World Cup sponsors. Allianz’s loss is your gain.
We’re giving you the opportunity to name this splendid, post-modern looking spaceship of a stadium. Perhaps you want to name it after your dog or maybe you’d like to name it after your own non World Cup sponsoring company or maybe there will be a groundswell of support to name it after Sepp Blatter. We’ll leave that up to you.
Whoever comes up with the best name will win the greatest prize of all: our admiration. We’ll also refer to the stadium by your name from now until the end of the tournament – guaranteeing your idea will be read by at least 25 people, all of them related to us.
Submit your entry today!