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NBA: Blazers' Rose Garden Renamed 'Moda Center'
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NBA: Blazers' Rose Garden Renamed 'Moda Center'

Aug 14 2013, 8:06pm CDT | by

The Portland Trail Blazers renamed their home stadium as the "Moda Center" on Wednesday.

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...

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NBA: Blazers' Rose Garden Renamed 'Moda Center'

Aug 14 2013, 8:06pm CDT | by

The Portland Trail Blazers renamed their home stadium as the "Moda Center" on Wednesday.

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. 

According to NBC Sports' Brett Pollakoff, Moda Health purchased the naming rights for an estimated $4 million annually.  

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."

Team owner Paul Allen requested that a rose be visible in the Moda Center's new logo. McGowan said this should be unveiled in a month. 

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."

Four months ago, Allen said he was "attached" to the Rose Garden, per the NBA's official website. 

"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."

Moda Health was founded in 1955. It offers medical, dental, pharmacy and vision plans to two million members who are based in the U.S. northwest states of Oregon and Washington as well as Alaska. 

 
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Jamal Crawford Stares Down Blazers Bench Before 3-Pointer Even Drops

Oct 13 2014 9:45am CDT | Source: dime mag

Last night Jamal Crawford was feeling it in Portland. The 34-year-old reigning Six Man of the Year dropped 23 points on the Blazers at the Moda Center. Even though the Clippers lost the preseason battle, Crawford had a pair of moments we have to share. Crawford knocked down 6-of-8 three-point attempts, including this sick step-back […] The post Jamal Crawford Stares Down Blazers Bench Before 3-Pointer Even Drops appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.c ...
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Basketball fans, get ready for Blazers Bike Night!

Sep 22 2014 5:25pm CDT | Source: BikePortland.org

Our fun crowd of biking Blazer fans at the 2010 event. (Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) Since the first Bike to Blazers we organized back in 2006, our goal has been to showcase cycling for the Trail Blazers organization, the team, and their many fans. We’ve made solid strides toward that goal, but we’re still hoping to make the biking/Blazers connection much stronger. I’m happy to say that this year, the Blazers reached out to us early wa ...
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