The stadium-naming jinx has been well documented. Enron Field in Houston was renamed Minute Maid Park after Enron’s collapse. Adelphia Coliseum was the home of the Tennessee Titans before that company went bankrupt, and the Baltimore Ravens once played in PSINet Stadium. American Airlines, whose parent company declared bankruptcy last year, gives its name to the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
An exception — but up to a point, given its struggle to turn itself around — has been Citigroup, which committed $400 million in 2006 for naming rights to the Mets stadium.
Often portends trouble