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Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 1:45 pm  |  22 responses

Blazers Change Rose Garden Arena Name to Moda Center


Portland announced today that they have changed their gym’s name from the Rose Garden to Moda Center, as part of the team’s new naming rights partnership with Moda Health. Per the press release: “The agreement was jointly announced during a press conference today in the center’s South Atrium. At the request of Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen, the new logo for the Moda Center, when unveiled at a later date, will incorporate a rose as a salute to the city of Portland. ‘These are the types of large-scale partnerships that are going to take our organization to the next level,’ said Trail Blazers President & CEO Chris McGowan. ‘This agreement enables us to reinvest in the company and the team at levels that impact every aspect of the fan experience, including the facilities, amenities, events and even the product on the court.’ Physical transformation of the renamed arena and Rose Quarter will begin immediately, with new signage and other visual elements being added gradually. New graphics for the home court surface of the Trail Blazers will debut in time for the team’s 2013-14 regular season home opener on November 2 versus the defending Western Conference Champion San Antonio Spurs.”

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  • melvo

    Downgrade.

  • Otis

    Ugh

  • LakeShow

    I hate arena name changes.

  • Dfrance

    Is MSG the last non corporate sponsor named arena left?

  • DrStrangelove

    The Hansaplast Indian Burial Ground

  • spit hot fiyah

    such a great question that i had to look it up.

    seems to be two more: New Orleans Arena and the Palace of Auburn Hills.

  • don

    none could be worse than powersomething in sacramento a few years back

  • anon

    Sleep Train.

    More proof that the Maloofs hated Sacramento.

  • anon

    Bradley Center? Or does being named for a person, not a corporation, not count?

  • spit hot fiyah

    shawn bradley owns it.

    apparently it’s called BMO Harris Bradley Center

  • Max

    That’s a downgrade.

  • Blazersplayoffbound

    It’ll still be the Rose Garden.. always.

  • anon

    haha hol’ up – Shawn Bradley owns nothing except a bunch of slamups of him getting dunked on. I think it’s named after someone else :) But thanks for the rest of the clarification.

  • spit hot fiyah

    it was only a bad joke

  • Drig

    Rose Garden sounds much much better.

  • nate jay

    Will always be the Rose Garden to me.

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  • Daisy

    Guess it shows my age but all it brings to mind is Modess feminine sanitary napkins!!

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