Aug 14 2013, 8:06pm CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
The Portland Trail Blazers home stadium will now be known as the Moda Center.
This is confirmed by the Oregonian's sports page on August 13. The aren's new full name is the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. This change will take place immediately and is the focal point of the team's deal with Moda Health, which is for 10 years.
Trail Blazers president and CEO Chris McGowan said, "The Rose Garden put us on the map, the Moda Center's going to take us into the future."
He also added the "Rose Garden" name will always be a part of the Blazers' tradition.
"It's definitely not dying and going away. It will always be a part of our tradition and heritage."
"I understand people's investments in a particular name. I tried to pick a name, the Rose Garden, that was something like the Boston Garden or Madison Square Garden, there was something in those names that appealed to me as having some permanence. We'll see what happens."
Poch de la Rosa
Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.
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