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Top 5 stadium names just as ridiculous as Sports Authority Field at Mile High

News that Sports Authority is hoping to relieve Invesco of the naming rights to the Broncos stadium -- thus making the stadium's name even more of a mouthful: Sports Authority Field at Mile High -- is likely to rile fans who think the name is ridiculous enough already. But Denver isn't alone. Here are the top five dumb stadium and arena names from across the country. 5. Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi, Texas File this under the ridiculous-yet-totally-rad category. Also totally rad: the minor league baseball team that calls Whataburger Field home is named the Corpus Christi Hooks. Whataname! 4. Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio These days, loans are depressing. Even scary. But then again, so is WWE Monday Night Raw, which is playing (performing?) (filming?) there next week, so maybe it's fitting. 3. Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island There's no arguing with Dunkin' Donuts products; they are delicious. But the name doesn't exactly strike fear in the hearts of the opponents of the poor Providence Bruins, the Boston Bruins' development team. Cruller, anyone? 2. PETCO Park, San Diego, California At least it has alliteration. But that may be the only thing the San Diego Padres' stadium has going for it. That, and hot dog jokes. Get it? Because PETCO sells dog supplies? No? Nevermind. 1. Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Arizona First of all, "Jobing" isn't a word. And even if it was, it'd be a dumb word. Plus, people who are unemployed -- which is presumably Jobing.com's market -- don't have tons of cash to blow on Phoenix Coyotes hockey games or something called the Lord of the Rings In Concert. Please.

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