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Qwest Field Officially Becomes CenturyLink Field

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We already refer to Qwest Field's south end as the Brougham End, might we soon be calling Century Link Field, Brougham Park? (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
We already refer to Qwest Field's south end as the Brougham End, might we soon be calling Century Link Field, Brougham Park? (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Let the new nicknames roll because god knows no one is going to be calling it CenturyLink Field anytime soon. As has been expected for several months, Qwest Field has officially been renamed. A press conference has been called for Thursday to reveal the new logo.

The idea of calling it "The Clink" has already been thrown out there, but that seems unlikely to stick. There has been a grass-roots movement to call it "Royal Brougham Park" after the the Seattle Post-Intelligencer sports writer whose name already adorns the street that borders Qwest's southern end. That name has some potential from a emotional standpoint, but also seems a bit long to have much hope. "Brougham Park" maybe?

What made "Qwest" such a great name was how easy it was to say. People may still end up calling it Qwest for that very reason. As an example, many people still refer to San Francisco's AT&T Park as Pac Bell despite the name change which came under very similar circumstances. Pacific Bell, the original owner of the stadium's naming rights, was bought by Cingular, which eventually bought AT&T and kept that name.

Feel free to share your suggestions in the comments.