Blues Arena Trading Names

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One of the nation's leading stock trading companies is being bought out by another. How does this have an effect on hockey? Well both names can currently be found sponsoring NHL arenas. Scottrade is getting ready to be bought by TD Ameritrade and that means a new arena name is on its way to the home of the St. Louis Blues. Scottrade Center in St. Louis will be renamed TD Ameritrade Center next season.

Below are some concepts for center ice and the scoreboard. 

Consol We Hardly Knew You

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The Penguins will start the 2016/17 season in the same arena but it will have a different name around the faceoff circle. Dealing with financial struggles, Consol Energy was unable to continue to pay for the naming rights of the state of the art Pittsburgh Arena. Fortunately another company stepped right up and took over those naming rights. Unfortunately for Penguins fans, it is a less than ideal name for a sports arena. PPG Paints will now be found all over the arena and the name: PPG Paints Arena.

So here is the ice in its lack of glory.

Finally, lets have a couple concepts of what might have worked better than this layout.