A Call to Give Philadelphia's New Baseball Stadium a Meaningful Name sign now

This is a petition calling for the owners, corporate partners and all involved in the Philadelphia Phillies organization to resist the lure of money that comes with a corporate sponsorship and to give Philadelphias new baseball stadium a meaningful name.

In this virtual baby boom of new stadiums, the most important aspect of a stadium is being sold off. If people look to their home teams as the symbolic brethren of their city, the stadiums in which they play are equally important. This is truly embodied by the fact that most people (even those who are not die hard baseball fans) are able to name the cities of stadiums that dont even exist anymore as opposed to those built within the last 5 years.

When someone says Polo Grounds, they think New York.
Ebbets Field - Brooklyn
Connie Mack Philadelphia
Three Rivers Pittsburgh

Even today, the historic names of Wrigley, Fenway, Shea, Dodger and Yankee Stadium spark instant visuals (and to a lucky few, memories) of shrines to baseball, America's Pastime. The names of these ballparks are testaments to the staying power of their citys love of the game and tradition, equally.

Compare this to a certain baseball field in Houston, which had to contractually maintain the name of a company that went bankrupt months before.

The city of Chicago has recognized this terrible pattern of a city selling one of its national symbols to fleeting corporate money. They have elected to maintain the dignity of Soldier Field, and their city, by bringing the name to their new football stadium.

Philadelphia is, historically, the most important city in this nation.

It was on Market Street where Thomas Jefferson penned the most important document in modern history, The Declaration of Independence. The Constitution was written in Independence Hall. Philadelphia was the first Capital of the United States.

With an existing stadium that was dedicated to Americas Veterans about to become a parking lot, the Philadelphia Phillies organization has an opportunity to do right by the city that has hosted them for over 100 years.

Please do not turn our baseball stadium into another anonymous advertisement.

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  • 28 December 2015250. Chris L
    City, State State College, PA Ashburn Field has a nice ring. Offer additional advertising to companies at the ballpark to help defray the lost naming revenue. I know advertising $$ is needed, just don't name the field after a company!! Please!!!
  • 28 December 2015249. Don A
    City, State Glendale, AZ With so much history in your city's background let us hope and pray that big business names are never even considered.
  • 21 December 2015248. Paula H
    City, State VISIT... http://www.nowarforisrael.com ....SIGN the petition there
  • 15 December 2015247. Pam Farley
    City, State suburbs of philly THANK YOU!!! Someone really needed to write this petition! I am a huge phillies fan, and the Vet was the greatest stadium ever. Now Citizens Bank Park? that doesn't really have a ring to it at all.... PLEASE!!!! DO THIS!!!
  • 15 December 2015246. Mike Mcintyre
    City, State philly I agree
  • 14 December 2015245. Pissed Inp
    City, State Bucks County PA Hell, I'm a Mets fan and I'm not happy! Ashburn Field at Citizens Bank Park is a good idea and would be pretty classy - I might even open a checking acct if they did that!!
  • 09 December 2015244. Rob Palmer
    City, State NC It's not just in Philadelphia, either. It's gotten ridiculous.
  • 08 December 2015243. Nathan Singleton
    I've never even been to Philadelphia, but I have to agree on the principle of this petition. I don't even like baseball. I'm from Milwaukee, WI and a few years ago we demolished Milwaukee County Stadium to put up Miller Park. When we would go to the Milwa
  • 07 December 2015242. Allen I
    I say we name it Iverson Stadium
  • 06 December 2015241. Bob Millerj
    I support this petition
  • 06 December 2015240. Mike H
    I support this petition
  • 05 December 2015239. Ester H
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 2015238. Emily Franco
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  • 26 November 2015237. Jack H
    City, State Pittsburgh, PA As a lif long Phillie fan I beg you to resist the lure of naming the stadium after some mega company. I'm all for capitalism but a symbolic name could be much more appropriate
  • 23 November 2015236. Carmel W
    I support this petition
  • 22 November 2015235. Larry N
    City, State Columbia, SC Mets fan in SC, but love Philly and the rivalry. I think, especially in today's world, that it should still be named for Vets, or how about Independence Park.
  • 18 November 2015234. Stella E
    I support this petition
  • 15 November 2015233. Warren M
    City, State READ... http://www.mideastfacts.com
  • 08 November 2015232. Kimberley H
    I support this petition
  • 08 November 2015231. Sara Hays
    I support this petition
  • 07 November 2015230. William J
    City, State VISIT.... http://www.americanintifada.com SIGN the petitions there ...
  • 06 November 2015229. Tad M
    I support this petition
  • 05 November 2015228. Paul M
    City, State Great Britain Good luck. Please support our petition. http://www.petitiononline.com/WREXHAM/
  • 03 November 2015227. John R
    I support this petition
  • 03 November 2015226. Robert M
    I support this petition
  • 02 November 2015225. Josh S
    I support this petition
  • 01 November 2015224. Winston M
    I support this petition

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