Naming Rights of Stadiums

In the first 37 years or so of baseball, stadiums were usually named after people, famous, events, locations, ect, but starting in 1912 with Fenway Park, stadiums started being named after corporations/companies. In the beginning the owner of a big cooperation sometimes would own a baseball club along with his company, so he/she might have decided to put their name or the company’s name on the baseball venue. For example, in 1953 when President Ford Frick of Anheuser-Busch decided to put the surname (Busch) on Sportsman’s Park instead of naming it after a beer (Budweiser). That was the first big Continue reading Naming Rights of Stadiums