Introducing the Name The Arena contest

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Since we don't know what to call Sacramento's arena, we're giving you the chance to name it

There is an arena in Natomas where the Sacramento Kings play basketball. It was once known as Arco Arena. Last season it was, laughably, called Power Balance Pavilion. But right now, we don't know what to call it.

Turns out that a snake oil magnetic balance bracelet company might not have been the smartest choice for a naming rights deal. Power Balance is now in bankruptcy, and it has been confirmed that they will no longer be the naming sponsor for the Kings. Yet the team has yet to announce a new naming rights sponsor.

There was talk that Sleep Train might get involved, followed by various, conflicting reports as to whether or not discussions were ongoing, and what may have caused talks to end, if in fact they ended.

But that matters not. The issue at hand is that we can't go on calling it [TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE] Arena. As much as TBAAALD Arena rolls off the tongue, we need a new moniker for it.

A comment by SPTSJUNKIE in the above-linked post gave me an idea. SPTSJUNKIE suggested we call it Summer's Eve Arena. That certainly made me laugh, but it made me wonder what else we could come up with, so we're going to have a naming rights contest.

The rules are simple:

  1. Post what your proposed arena name in the comments
  2. Rec the names you like the best
  3. That's it

Also, photoshops are not required by any means, but I imagine they can only help your cause.

Tomorrow we will post a poll with the most recommended names, and that poll will determine our winner.

Have fun!

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