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Motorpoint Arena? Anyone?

Posted by Weeping Tudor from Cardiff - Published on 13/11/2012 at 10:30
4 comments » - Tagged as History, People, Topical

  • Motorpoint Arena

Whilst walking around town, I found myself asking, "When did the CIA change its name to the Motorpoint Arena?".

I'm sure locals will still keep calling it the original name. I was asked the other week, "Where is the CIA?". I gladly gave them the directions, but to help them more so told them a change over in name had come about. I assume it is some corporate buyout?

The name may change, but I doubt this will have much impact...

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Commented 42 months ago - 13th November 2012 - 12:04pm

The fact that it still says "Cardiff International Arena" on it, too, doesn't help.



Commented 42 months ago - 13th November 2012 - 12:57pm

I still call the bottom of Churchill Way, The Bandstand.



Commented 42 months ago - 13th November 2012 - 21:25pm

still CIA to me but a load of arena were bought so there is a motor point arena in a lot of places now so you have to specify x



Commented 42 months ago - 14th November 2012 - 01:20am

It's exactly what you think. Motorpoint (a motor company, if I'm not mistaken) bought the naming rights to it for five years. After five years I think it returns to CIA.

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