Goodbye, Ameriquest Field. That’s right, the Rangers announced today that Ameriquest Field in Arlington is gone. A relic of of the good old sub-prime mortgage boom days is now, no more.
Did the Rangers correct their horrible mistake? Almost. Now the temple will be known as Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Not quite as good as The Ballpark in Arlington, but close.
Jeff Cogen, Rangers team President, is on with The Hardline right now. He stated that Tom Hicks initiated efforts to buy back the naming rights a year ago. Looks like the Rangers realized the error of their ways. Littering your stadium with someone else’s name and logos is no way to grown your own image.
[Update 4:32PM] Evan Grant weighs-in Rangers rename their home.
When will teams learn to stay away from corporate sponsorships? Sports teams should not tie their names to corporations, period.
Are you listening Jerry? The only names I want to see are some combination of Tom Landry, Texas, Cowboys, and Stadium/Field. Please don’t sell out the Cowboys!
On a side note, while the Rangers have good news in ditching Ameriquest, the black cloud continues to hover the franchises pitching. Thomas Diamond will have Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. The DVD boys may never pan out.