Chelsea join rivals by cashing in on stadium naming rights

06 November 2009 12:30
Emirates - ArsenalArsenal struck a £390 million stadium rights deal with the airline in October 2004. Their decision to sell off naming rights was made easier given the club were moving into a brand new home devoid of Highbury's history.

The KitKat Crescent - York City Changed from Bootham Crescent in 2005 after Nestle Rowntree saved the club from going out of business.

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Pizza Hut Park - FC DallasThe MLS side sold it's stadium naming right to the fast food giant last year. The ground is also sometimes known as PHP, the Hut and The Oven, the latter referring to the summer climate in Texas.

Dick's Sporting Goods Park - Colorado Rapids The MLS side moved to their new stadium, often just known as 'Dick's' in 2007 as part of the club's initiatives to reinvent themselves. A partnership with Arsenal was also formed.

Bargain Booze Stadium - Witton AlbionThe Northern Premier League First Division South famously changed their Wincham Park ground for a couple of seasons.

Source: Telegraph