Trail Blazers rename Rose Garden the Moda Center

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

After 18 years, the Trail Blazers' home arena will get a paid-for name, the Moda Center.

Moda Health --“ a health and dental insurance company that operates in Oregon, Washington and Alaska and started as Oregon Dental Service in 1955 --“ agreed to a 10-year contract. Terms were not disclosed, but the total value of the deal is believed to be about $40 million.

The Blazers had been one of four teams in the 30-team NBA that played in an arena without a naming-rights deal, along with New York'™s Madison Square Garden, the Palace of Auburn Hills near Detroit and the New Orleans Arena. The New Orleans Pelicans are actively shopping their arena naming rights.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

Comments   

 
Guest
0 #1 General Political ActivistGuest 2013-08-14 20:35:19
The Blazers sold us out! I am glad that Moda has a new home, but the name does not reflect our beautiful rose city. I hope the owners will consider some sort of positive compromise?
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

Tackling the CEO-worker pay gap

January-Powerbook 2015
Thursday, December 11, 2014
BY OREGON BUSINESS STAFF

An SEC rule targets the disparity between executive and employee compensation, reigniting a long-standing debate about corporate social responsibility.


Read more...

The short list: 4 companies engaged in a battle of the paddles

The Latest
Thursday, December 04, 2014
pingpongthumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Nothing says startup culture like a ping pong table in the office, lounge or lobby.


Read more...

Justice for All

January-Powerbook 2015
Thursday, December 11, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Lawger upends the typical hourly based fee model by letting clients determine the cost.


Read more...

I Know How You Feel

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Most smartphones come equipped with speech recognition systems like Siri or Cortana that are capable of understanding the human voice and putting words into actions. But what if smartphones could do more? What if smartphones could register feeling?


Read more...

Streetfight

News
Sunday, December 07, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

On Friday, Uber switched on an app — and with one push of the button torpedoed Portland’s famed public process.


Read more...

Free Falling

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, December 18, 2014
121714-oilprice-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | OB CONTRIBUTOR

The implosion of the energy complex: The best thing for low oil prices is low oil prices.


Read more...

Downtime

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Bob Dethlefs, CEO of Evanta, balances work and play.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS