As you’re reading this, the very powerful seafood lobby is pursuing a bid to purchase naming rights for New Orleans Arena, home to your New Orleans Hornets. The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board is thinking of investing some of the $30 million that they received after BP spilled all that oil in their fisheries.
That’s right — we might be seeing our very first food-themed arena in the NBA, as long as you don’t count the Salt Palace and Taco(ma) Dome. I’m sure the owners of the Pepsi Center are thrilled for this possibility, since they’ve been trying to quench other arenas’ thirst to no avail.
We need to be prepared. Here are some suggestions, should the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board succeed in their quest:
- Red Lob-city
- The Clam
- N.O.’s Crab Shack
- Gator Bowl
- The Bait Shop
- Shrimp n’ ‘Nets Pavilion
- The Bubba Gump Basketball Company
- Alligator Arena
- Reel Club
- Enchantment Under the CBA
- The Swamp
- Crabsketball Center
- Captain’s Quarters
- Oyster Bed
- New Orleans Arena and Fishery
- Louisiana Seafood Stadium and Basketballery
- The Tackle Box
- Barataria Bay Basketball Building
- Hush Puppies Place
- Bass-ketball Court
There are a lot of options here. I just want the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board to know what they’re getting in to so they can make the right choice. If you have any ideas, feel free to leave them in the comments.