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#1 trailblazer

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 10:26 PM

Anyone else notice that Verizon pulled their sponsorship.
That huge cylinder LCD screen hanging in the tower is gone and the cell phone/netbook display area is gone.
I would have thought a sponsorship contract would have been longer than 3 years.
Anyone know what happened?
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#2 njdevil26

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 10:28 PM

I saw that the lcd screen was gone but I thought that was because it had been broken...
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 10:30 PM

Yeah I noticed that also. I went looking for it because thats where I usually go into the arena and felt so out of place. I was a little confused. Like a lost puppy.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 10:35 PM

The LCD caught fire over the summer, I guess they just decided not to replace it.

Newark Prudential Center jumbo screen catches fire
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 10:48 PM

Based on what I had heard the arena was in a big fight with them but I don't know about what. This could have to do with the fire with their screen and the subsequent lack of replacement.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:08 AM

Yeah I figured it was due to the fire and I do not think those things are easy to replace, so if one is on the way it might take a while. I did notice a lack of Verizon sponsorship at the arena this year. Is the stand downstairs where Verizon used to be (by the Verizon Tower) still there? It is the area where you do the game day rant thing. If Verizon is still doing it, then most likely the screen is just being replaced or something.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:49 AM

Yeah I figured it was due to the fire and I do not think those things are easy to replace, so if one is on the way it might take a while. I did notice a lack of Verizon sponsorship at the arena this year. Is the stand downstairs where Verizon used to be (by the Verizon Tower) still there? It is the area where you do the game day rant thing. If Verizon is still doing it, then most likely the screen is just being replaced or something.


The Verizon logo outside the entrance is gone as well as all the cell phones in the area where they did the rant.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:04 AM

The Verizon logo outside the entrance is gone as well as all the cell phones in the area where they did the rant.



Well there goes another big-name sponser.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:52 AM

Verizon was probaly charging the devils for something stupid, just like they always do
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 12:31 PM

Anyone else notice that Verizon pulled their sponsorship.
That huge cylinder LCD screen hanging in the tower is gone and the cell phone/netbook display area is gone.
I would have thought a sponsorship contract would have been longer than 3 years.
Anyone know what happened?


I had to meet up with my friend outside the arena before opening night. We were both on the phone trying to find one another. I kept telling him that I was near FanFest right outside the Verizon Tower. He said he couldn't see any Verizon Tower, so I screamed into the phone, THE BIG FREAKING TOWER ON THE CORNER OF THE ARENA THAT SAYS VERIZON ON IT JACKASS. When we finally met up, he pointed at the tower. I was quite surprised it said PNC Bank. Oh well.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 07:51 PM

I had to meet up with my friend outside the arena before opening night. We were both on the phone trying to find one another. I kept telling him that I was near FanFest right outside the Verizon Tower. He said he couldn't see any Verizon Tower, so I screamed into the phone, THE BIG FREAKING TOWER ON THE CORNER OF THE ARENA THAT SAYS VERIZON ON IT JACKASS. When we finally met up, he pointed at the tower. I was quite surprised it said PNC Bank. Oh well.

That tower you were at was always the PNC tower. Verizon was on the other side by the skating rink
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 07:54 PM

That tower you were at was always the PNC tower. Verizon was on the other side by the skating rink



LMAO What an EPIC FAILURE! Sorry I just had to laugh at that one!
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:04 PM

They also took out the red carpet on the floor of the tower.. It had kinda gotten warped anyway
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:58 PM

Well there goes another big-name sponser.


the restaurant has a sponsor now, Mr. I Have Problems With Everything Devils Related
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:30 PM

the restaurant has a sponsor now, Mr. I Have Problems With Everything Devils Related

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 08:25 AM

the restaurant has a sponsor now, Mr. I Have Problems With Everything Devils Related



The hell are you talking about? Wow, I guess having a sponsor for the already $275 per seat restaurant that appears to be almost completely empty during the game is totally worth it. Yup, Verizon is not needed who provided sponsorship to a lot of things at the arena including free giveaways to everyone.
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 08:50 AM

Ya well from what I remember from a friend at the arena there was a dispute but I don't know the detials. Given that lack of a presence of Verizon in the building I'm willing to bet Verizon and the devs got into a fight over who was responsible for the fire or some junk like that. Net result, need a new sponsor!
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 08:57 AM

Ya well from what I remember from a friend at the arena there was a dispute but I don't know the detials. Given that lack of a presence of Verizon in the building I'm willing to bet Verizon and the devs got into a fight over who was responsible for the fire or some junk like that. Net result, need a new sponsor!



Problem is getting a new sponsor in this economy. Verizon is not some small company, and it will not be easy to replace them.

If the spat was over who should pay for the new signage, then the Devils should have at least given in to keep a large sponsor. In the long-term it is in the best interest for them and they could have taken that money from the rent money that was not paid to Newark.
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 09:45 AM

i know its different, but the pre-game show has a sponser!
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:16 PM

Problem is getting a new sponsor in this economy. Verizon is not some small company, and it will not be easy to replace them.

If the spat was over who should pay for the new signage, then the Devils should have at least given in to keep a large sponsor. In the long-term it is in the best interest for them and they could have taken that money from the rent money that was not paid to Newark.


Usually, how it works is, the company (Verizon for this example) pays an exorbitant amount of money to the Devils to have their name splattered all over the place. Therefore, the LCD screen may have been part of this agreement with the Devils. It's like, "Hey, Verizon, I'll get your name in big lights outside the arena, just pay us an additional 50K a month for that"...

As I see it, the Devils may be totally responsible for replacing this screen, after all, they operate it. If you can't replace the screen, then I won't pay you what I owe you for the sponsorship. Simple as that.

Or, perhaps Verizon competes directly with Vonage, a huge sponsor of the NJ Nets, and since these schleps are moving into our building, Verizon had to go.
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