Arrowhead About To Get New Name

A couple notes from the business side of the Chiefs operation:

– Over the last decade, the Chiefs have tried to sell the naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium for big dollars. It appears they’ve finally found a business entity to pony up for the right to put its name on the stadium, or the playing field. Word is that an announcement will likely come in conjunction with the Monday night game against San Diego on Halloween. No leaks on the name of the company involved, but the word is that it’s a national name, not local, and that this company has not previously been involved in buying naming rights to sports facilities. I’ve been told it will be a very familiar name, one that fans won’t have to use Goggle to discover what that company does.

– In Clark Hunt’s continuing efforts to slash from his team’s front office anyone that was part of the Carl Peterson regime, the Chiefs fired vice-president of sales and marketing Tammy Fruits this week. Team staffers were told Fruits “resigned”, but security personnel walked her out of the building, while more security personnel packed up her office. That type of departure has only been given to employees that were relieved of their duties. That group and those that beat the posse out of the building were the leaders of the following departments: public relations, community relations, finance, administration, sales & marketing, ticket operations, information systems and stadium operations. That’s every department in the team’s business directory.

22 Responses to “Arrowhead About To Get New Name”

  • October 14, 2011  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Thanks Bob. It seems the only department not affected is the department of the dark arts. I’m not sure we can get used to the stadium being renamed Blackwater Stadium at Arrowhead Drive. Out with the old. In with the new. The king is dead! Long live the king! I guess we shall see if the new regime is more effective than the old. However, I suspect if we start having 10+ victory seasons people will not really care much about who was swept out with the change. How about Al Davis Stadium? Now that would get some attention wouldn’t it?

  • October 14, 2011  - Chuck says:

    According to Jason LaCanfora we are 32.9 million under the space cap. So how about calling the stadium “Clarks Penny Pincher Stadium”. Just kidding.

  • October 14, 2011  - Kiowa says:

    I think I might just change teams if they change it from Arrowhead, nothing is sacred with that loser of a son, if Lamar could only see what is going on with changing the stadium name and firing the long serving dedicated staff members. Call it the Imbecilic Inherited Incorporated Infield.

  • October 14, 2011  - Web Cottons says:

    Hi Bob,

    I’m just curious if you have the answer to this question that I’ve been posing regarding the naming rights.

    Who holds the authority to sell the naming rights to Arrowhead? Is it the Hunt family? The city / county? Or a combination / committee of both?

    I’m not as savvy on these kind of details as I’d like to be.


  • October 14, 2011  - Jarvis says:

    It’s Google, not Goggle.

    How much does the Jackson County Sports Authority get on this deal?

  • October 14, 2011  - Dustin says:

    Is it the Jackson County Sports Authority selling the naming rights? Or is it actually Clark Hunt? Does anyone know? The Jackson County tax payers should have some say in this.

  • October 14, 2011  - MGDog says:

    Arrowhead spring water would be a perfect fit. No name change.

  • October 14, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    Costco Stadium

    Half Price Stadium

    Dollar Rent-A-Player Stadium

  • October 14, 2011  - Aloha Ray says:

    This probably is off topic a bit, and I frequently disagree with you, Bob, in regards to these personnel matters, but this habit of using security to escort people who are fired is abominable. I’ve had a very successful career, but I was also “let go” a couple of times. Had this happened to me I would have held a grudge forever.

  • October 14, 2011  - Niblick says:

    Bob indicated they have been trying to sell naming rights for a decade. This goes go back to when Lamar was still in charge. I don’t think this is only something Clark was pushing for. it’s been in the works for along time.

    I know with many companies you are only escorted out if you are leaving for a competior or if you have been fired for violations of company policy or something illegal. That doesn’t appear to be the case here.

  • October 14, 2011  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Does anybody know if being a friend, former friend or possible friend of Carl Peterson qualifies as a breach of security?

  • October 14, 2011  - Niblick says:

    The Chiefs are now denying there is something eminent on naming rights for Arrowhead. I guess if there is something it is not yet finalized or won’t be announced for some time.

  • October 14, 2011  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Well Bob, you’ve got them all stirred up! They even referred to you as a local blogger. They’re denying the story regarding the naming rights and Pioli is denying the story from another source that he was planning to fire Haley if the Chiefs lost to Indy. Do you have anything on that Bob? I guess we’ll see what happens on the naming rights soon enough.

  • October 14, 2011  - Xero Pascal says:

    Let’s see, a national name that would make sense for Clark Hunt. What about Lazy Boy Stadium?

  • October 14, 2011  - Dave says:

    I think your you don’t have to Google it line will be prophetic. My guess is Google is the sponsor – with Google Fiber coming to KC, etc – I could see Google taking further interest in our city

  • October 14, 2011  - Anonymous says:

    It’s nice to see Fruits gone, she’s about as evil as Clark himself. Now hopefully Donovan will get out from underneath Clark’s desk and find a viable replacement…wait, he’ll probably hire from within, which is worse.

  • October 14, 2011  - tom says:

    Hard to believe Google would benefit from any exposure naming rights at Arrowhead would provide, very small potatoes. Bob’s hint points to Bushnell.

  • October 15, 2011  - Kansas City Chiefs Deny Report Of Naming Rights For Arrowhead Stadium Being Sold | Kansas City MO DIRECTV Service says:

    [...] name, it’s clear that the Kansas City Chiefs believe he has plenty of clout enough to respond to his report yesterday that the Chiefs had sold the naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium to an as-yet-unidentified buyer. [...]

  • October 16, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    Clark has this franchise $30mil under the cap and still needs more $$$$ by whoring out Arrowhead? To do what with? He won’t spend it on the team.
    Why does Pioli put up with the cheap budget?

    I wish we as fans could organize like we did in ’88 when we boycotted the last 2 home games. I’d love for us to all walk out at halftime of the Monday Night game.

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