List of sports venues named after individuals

List of sports venues named after individuals

The following is a list of sports venues named after individuals:

Albania

* Qemel Stafa in Tirana

Argentina

* Estadio Alberto J. Armando (aka "La Bombonera") in Buenos Aires
* Estadio José Amalfitani in Buenos Aires
* Estadio Monumental Antonio V. Liberti (aka "El Monumental") in Buenos Aires
* Estadio Raúl Conti in Puerto Madryn

Austria

* Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna

Australia

* Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne

Azerbaijan

* Tofik Bakhramov Stadium in Baku

Bahamas

* Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau

Belgium

* Stade Charles Tondreau in Mons
* Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Anderlecht, Brussels
* Stade Edmond Machtens in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
* Jan Breydel Stadion in Brugge
* Stade Joseph Marien in Brussels
* King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels
* Stade Maurice Dufrasne in Liège

Bulgaria

* Georgi Asparuhov Stadium in Sofia

Burundi

* Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium in Bujumbura

Canada

* Aréna Dave Keon in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
* Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
* Bill Copeland Sports Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia
* Centre Georges-Vézina in Chicoutimi, Quebec
* Charles V. Keating Millennium Centre in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
* Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena & Skating Centre in Hamilton, Ontario
* Father David Bauer Olympic Arena in Calgary, Alberta
* Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo, British Columbia
* Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec
* Grant Fuhr Arena in Spruce Grove, Alberta
* Centre Henry-Leonard in Baie-Comeau, Quebec
* Jack Gatecliff Arena in St. Catherines, Ontario
* Aréna Jacques Plante in Shawinigan, Quebec
* Colisée Jean Béliveau in Longueuil, Quebec
* Aréna Leonard Grondin in Granby, Quebec
* Aréna Marcel Bédard in Beauport, Quebec
* Centre Marcel Dionne in Drummondville, Quebec
* Centre Mario Gosselin in Thetford Mines, Quebec
* Aréna Maurice Richard in Montreal, Quebec
* Max Bell Centre in Calgary, Alberta
* John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario
* K. C. Irving Regional Centre in Bathurst, New Brunswick
* Paul Sauvé Arena in Montreal, Quebec
* Centre Pierre Charbonneau in Montreal, Quebec
* Ray Twinney Complex in Newmarket, Ontario
* Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau, Quebec
* Steve Yzerman Arena in Nepean, Ontario
* Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia
* Morgan Firestone Arena in Ancaster, Ontario

Central African Republic

* Barthelemy Boganda Stadium in Bangui

Côte d'Ivoire

* Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan

Croatia

* Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall in Zagreb

El Salvador

* Estadio Jorge "Mágico" González in San Salvador

Finland

* Paavo Nurmi Stadion in Turku

France

* Stade Félix Bollaert in Lens
* Stade Jean-Bouin in Paris

Gabon

* Stade Omar Bongo in Libreville

Germany

* Carl-Benz-Stadion in Mannheim
* Fritz Walter Stadion in Kaiserslautern
* Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion in Stuttgart
* Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin

Hungary

* Stadium Puskás Ferenc in Budapest

India

* Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi
* Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati
* Indira Gandhi Arena in Delhi
* Jawaharlal Stadium in Chennai
* Jawaharlal Stadium in Kochi
* Jawaharlal Stadium in New Delhi
* M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
* Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad

Iraq

* Franso Hariri Stadium in Arbil

Israel

* Teddy Kollek Memorial Stadium in Jerusalem

Italy

* Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence
* Stadio Artemio Franchi in Siena
* Stadio Ennio Tardini in Parma
* Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (aka "San Siro") in Milan
* Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in Verona

Kuwait

* Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait City

Mexico

* Estadio De Beisbol Alberto Romo Chávez in Aguascalientes
* Estadio De Beisbol Beto Avila in Cancun
* Estadio de Beisbol Lic.Eduardo Vasconcelos in Oaxaca
* Estadio De Beisbol Francisco I. Madero in Saltillo
* Estadio Nelson Berrera in Campeche
* Estadio De Beisbol Hermanos Serdán in Puebla

Monaco

* Stade Louis II in Fontvieille

Morocco

* Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca

Netherlands

* Abe Lenstra Stadion in Heerenveen

New Zealand

* Queen Elizabeth II Park in Christchurch

Nicaragua

* Estadio Dennis Martinez in Managua

Niger

* Général Seyni Kountché Stadion in Niamey

North Korea

* Kim Il-sung Stadium in Pyongyang

Pakistan

* Gadaffi Hockey Stadium in Karachi
* Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore

Panama

* Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City

Portugal

* Estádio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimarães
* Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon
* Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa in Leiria

Puerto Rico

* Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan
* Roberto Clemente Stadium in Carolina

Romania

* Dan Paltisanu Stadium in Timişoara
* Gheorghe Hagi Stadium in Constanţa
* Ion Moina Stadium in Cluj-Napoca
* Ion Oblemenco Stadium in Craiova
* Lia Manoliu Stadium in Bucharest
* Nicolae Dobrin Stadium in Piteşti

audi Arabia

* King Abdul Aziz Stadium in Meccah
* King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh
* Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam

enegal

* Stade Leopold Senghor in Dakar

outh Africa

* Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg
* King Senzangakhona Stadium in Durban (under construction)
* Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria

outh Korea

* Guus Hiddink Stadium in Gwangju

pain

* Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in Getafe
* Estadio Carlos Belmonte in Albacete
* Estadio Carlos Tartiere in Oviedo
* Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz
* Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López in Tenerife
* José María Martín Carpena Arena in Málaga
* Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in Barcelona
* Estadio Manuel Ruiz de Lopera in Sevilla
* Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in Sevilla
* Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid
* Estadio Vicente Calderón in Madrid

Trinidad and Tobago

* Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva
* Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba
* Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet
* Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain
* Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar
* Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella
* Marvin Lee Stadium in Tunapuna

Turkey

* Abdi Ipekci Sport Center in Istanbul
* Ali Sami Yen Stadium in Istanbul
* Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul
* Hamdi Akın Sports Hall in Istanbul
* BJK İnönü Stadium in Istanbul
* İzmir Atatürk Stadium in İzmir
* Kayseri Atatürk Stadium in Kayseri
* Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium in Istanbul

United Arab Emirates

* Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi

United Kingdom

* Adams Park in High Wycombe, England
* Kassam Stadium in Oxford, England
* Madejski Stadium in Reading, England

United States

Presently named Major League (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS) venues

Full names

* Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis
* Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan
* Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio
* Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York
* Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C.

urname only

* Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City
* Bradley Center in Milwaukee
* Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York
* Turner Field in Atlanta
* Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis
**August Busch named the stadium after himself after the original name, Budweiser Stadium, was vetoed by Major League Baseball. Since then, breweries have been allowed to directly name stadiums, and Anheuser-Busch owns the naming rights to the current Busch Stadium. The current name can be interpreted as either the family name or that of Busch Beer.
* Wrigley Field in Chicago

Formerly named Major League (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS) venues

Full names

* Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Later Continental Airlines Arena, now Izod Center.
* John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia. Demolished in 1992.
* Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego. Now named the Qualcomm Stadium.
* Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami Gardens. Now named Dolphin Stadium.

urname only

* Jacobs Field in Cleveland
* Kiel Center in St. Louis
* Wrigley Field in Los Angeles
* Shibe Park, also known as Connie Mack Stadium, in Philadelphia
* Crosley Field in Cincinnati
* Comiskey Park and New Comiskey Park in Chicago
* Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York
* Forbes Field in Pittsburgh
* Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.
* Muehlebach Field aka Ruppert Stadium (aka Municipal Stadium) in Kansas City
* Navin Field aka Briggs Stadium aka Tiger Stadium in Detroit
* Sick's Stadium in Seattle
* Robison Field in St. Louis

Presently named Minor League, and other significant sports venues

Full name

Indoor

* Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, West Virginia
* Charlotte Y. Martin Centre in Spokane, Washington
* Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
* Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Florida
* Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut
* John F. Kennedy Civic Arena in Rome, New York
* Louis J. Tullio Arena in Erie, Pennsylvania
* Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
* Paul E. Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts
* Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
* Silvio O. Conte Forum in Newton, Massachusetts
* William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, Massachusetts

Outdoor

* Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Maryland
* Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida
* Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma
* C.O. Brown Stadium in Battle Creek, Michigan
* Calvin Falwell Field in Lynchburg, Virginia
* Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky
* Daniel S. Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Delaware
* Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi
* E.J. Block Athletic Field in East Chicago, Indiana
* Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida
* Edward A. Lelacheur Park in Lowell, Massachusetts
* Ernie Shore Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
* Franklin Covey Field in Salt Lake City, Utah
* G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia
* H.P. Hunnicutt Field in Princeton, West Virginia
* Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama
* Harry C. Pohlman Field in Beloit, Wisconsin
* Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, Maryland
* Herschel Greer Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee
* Homer Stryker Field in Kalamazoo, Michigan
* Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
* Hunter Wright Stadium in Kingsport, Tennessee
* Jackie Robinson Stadium in Daytona Beach, Florida
* Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium in Tucson, Arizona
* Jerry Uht Park in Erie, Pennsylvania
* Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia
* Joe O'Brien Field in Elizabethton, Tennessee
* Joe W. Davis Stadium in Huntsville, Alabama
* John O'Donnell Stadium in Davenport, Iowa
* John Thurman Field in Modesto, California
* Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska
* Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida
* Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, New York
* Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in Charleston, South Carolina
* Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium in San Antonio, Texas
* Philip B. Elfstrom Stadium in Geneva, Illinois
* Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida
* Sam Lynn Ballpark in Bakersfield, California
* Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium in South Bend, Indiana
* Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium in Norwich, Connecticut

urname only

Indoor

* Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine
* Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum in Pullman, Washington
* Galen Center in Los Angeles, California
* The Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
* McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Washington
* Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California
* Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin
* Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky
* St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio
* Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee

Outdoor

* Alfond Stadium in Orono, Maine
* Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania
* Blair Field in Long Beach, California
* Bosse Field in Evanstown, Indiana
* Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
* Breese Stevens Field in Madison, Wisconsin
* Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
* Calfee Stadium in Pulaski, Virginia
* Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Massachusetts
* Cashman Field in Las Vegas
* Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Washington
* Cobb Field in Billings, Montana
* Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas
* Cooper Stadium in Columbus, Ohio (slated to be replaced in 2008)
* Damaschke Field in Oneonta, New York
* Devault Memorial Stadium in Bristol, Virginia
* Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock, Arkansas (2007)
* Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York
* Dwyer Stadium in Batavia, New York
* Evans Diamond in Berkeley, California
* Fleming Stadium in Wilson, North Carolina
* Foster Field in San Angelo, Texas
* Fraser Field in Lynn, Massachusetts
* Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Delaware
* Goodwin Field in Fullerton, California
* Goss Stadium at Coleman Field in Corvallis, Oregon
* Grayson Stadium in Savannah, Georgia
* Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks, Alaska
* Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine
* Hammond Stadium in South Fort Myers, Florida
* Hammons Field in Springfield, Missouri
* Holman Stadium in Nashua, New Hampshire
* Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, Florida
* Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama
* Kindrick Field in Helena, Montana
* Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kansas
* McCormick Field in Asheville, North Carolina
* McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
* Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee
* O'Brien Field in Peoria, Illinois
* Packard Stadium in Tempe, Arizona
* Raley Field in Sacramento, California
* Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut
* Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland
* Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi

Formerly named Minor League and other significant use sports venues

* Al Lopez Field in Tampa (spring training)
* Calvin Griffith Park in Charlotte, North Carolina
* Crutcher Scott Field in Abilene, Texas
* Dillon Stadium in Hartford, Connecticut
* Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Park in Charlotte, North Carolina
* Ray Winder Field in Little Rock, Arkansas
* Robert B. Sutton Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma
* Tim McCarver Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee

ee also

* List of sports venues with sole naming rights


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