October 30, 2015 |
Want to attach your name to a highly visible downtown arts and entertainment center? The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will put your name here, there - almost anywhere, for the right price. About $25 million gets you the space between the two main halls, currently known as Commonwealth Plaza. Entrances, staircases, or escalators and ancillary spaces are available for considerably less. The results of the center's naming-rights valuation study are complete, and in recognition of a princely sum, the Kimmel Center is even willing to change the name of the organization.
October 25, 2015
A story Wednesday about a debate at Susquehanna University over changing the name of its sports teams included a description of other schools' controversies that should have credited journalist Glenn Arthur Pierce and his book Naming Rights: A Biographical History of North American Team Names . A story Friday on an Election Day lottery misspelled the name of lawyer Kevin Greenberg.
July 3, 2015 |
When the Philadelphia Union concludes its Major League Soccer season in October, it's likely to be the team's last game in Chester's PPL Park. Don't fret, fans. The venue doesn't change. Only the name of the stadium. PPL Corp., the Allentown energy company best known for its electric utility, last month formally spun off its competitive power-generation business into a new company called Talen Energy. The new company, also based in Allentown, includes PPL's retail energy business, which marketed power under the brand name PPL Energy Plus.
September 8, 2014 |
Market East Station, the 30-year-old subterranean commuter rail hub beneath Center City, will be renamed Jefferson Station in a multimillion-dollar deal between SEPTA and Jefferson Health System. SEPTA, Jefferson, and city officials will unveil new signs Thursday at a news conference in the station. The deal will mean millions of dollars for SEPTA and increased public exposure for Jefferson, whose Thomas Jefferson University Hospital complex is just two blocks south of the station.
September 6, 2014 |
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals will pay $4 million for a five-year deal to put the Jefferson name on SEPTA's Market East commuter rail station in Center City. For an extra $3.4 million, Jefferson can keep the naming rights for an additional four years - a decision it will make at the end of its initial term. SEPTA will get 85 percent of the money, and its New York-based advertising agency, Titan Worldwide, will get 15 percent, officials said. The new Jefferson Station name was unveiled in ceremonies Thursday morning at the 30-year-old subterranean rail hub. Stephen Klasko, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System, said the name would raise Jefferson's presence in the region and demonstrate its desire "to provide access to everyone.
December 18, 2013 |
The Earle Mack School of Law is no more. The naming rights for the law school at Drexel University are available again, only five years after the school was named for an alumnus who had donated $15 million to the school. Mack, a businessman and former ambassador to Finland, graduated from Drexel in 1959. In a statement issued Monday, the university said the decision was mutual, "that Ambassador Earle Mack has graciously stepped aside as naming benefactor of Drexel's law school.
December 5, 2013 |
City Council moved Tuesday on a long-percolating idea to raise money for the School District of Philadelphia - by selling advertising space on district buildings. The chief sponsor of the plan, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, noted that large school districts around the country already sell ads on schools and buses. She said selling ads here would provide "much-needed revenue" for a district grappling with a $304 million budget shortfall. "So imagine, like in California, a West Philadelphia football field paid for by Nike," she said before the Rules Committee approved her bill.
June 22, 2011 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The birthplace of college football will get $6.5 million over the next 10 years to put a new name on its football stadium. Rutgers University announced Tuesday that its 54,454-seat stadium would be known as High Point Solutions Stadium. Athletic director Tim Pernetti said the money paid by a Sussex County information technology company will go to the football program so it can stay competitive at the highest level. "The bottom line is, the football program has given us the opportunity to generate these additional dollars," Pernetti said of the team that has gone to bowl games five of the last six years, this past season being the exception.
June 21, 2011 |
BEDMINSTER, N.J. - Rutgers University's football stadium is getting a new name. According to a source familiar with the negotiations, Rutgers has reached a deal with High Point Solutions for naming rights. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the university's athletic department has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday to announce the partnership. High Point is based in Sparta and supplies companies with information-technology hardware and support. The stadium announcement comes nearly a year after the university hired Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment and IMG College to act as agents in making a deal for naming rights.
July 1, 2010
Rutgers is looking to sell the naming rights to its football stadium and basketball arena. The university announced Wednesday that it has hired Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment and IMG College to act as agents in making a deal. The football stadium in Piscataway has long been called Rutgers Stadium. The nearby basketball arena is known as the Louis Brown Athletic Center, but is more popularly known as the Rutgers Athletic Center. The company that owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut recently signed a 10-year, $13.5 million contract to put its name on a new basketball arena in Louisville, where Rick Pitino's Cardinals play.