And here we go again... Just about the time my little mind finally begins to call up the name "Oklahoma City Arena" rather than "Ford Center," I know they'll announce a new naming rights deal, perhaps with MidFirst Bank as some have speculated. Now, another metro sporting organization is likewise messing with me.
The Oklahoma City Redhawks, now owned by Mandalay Baseball Properties and an affiliate of the Houston Astros, will see a change with their stadium name as well, no longer to be the "AT&T Bricktown Ballpark." Instead, the organization announced Monday that AT&T is "changing their marketing strategy" and the facility will be referred to as "RedHawks Ballpark" until a new sponsor is found.
In all honesty, though, this one won't change much for me, just as it didn't matter when we went from SBC to AT&T. I say it's just the Bricktown Ballpark.
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