Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment announced today that it has agreed to a 20-year sponsorship agreement to rename the Air Canada Centre to the Scotiabank Arena.
The official change will come into effect on July 1, 2018.
Of course, Twitter erupted with everyone’s hot take on the name change and it looks like many are not too happy about it.
From jabs at Scotiabank to snarky comments about Air Canada, here are just some examples of how Twitter is taking to the new name.
Skydome > Rogers Centre
Air Canada Centre > Scotiabank Arena
You can change the name, but you can’t keep the name away from the fans.
— Fatima Ingar (@Ingar43) August 29, 2017
Me when I heard that the air Canada centre is changing to the Scotiabank arena next year 🙄🙄 pic.twitter.com/Z0gLwC3NY7
— Samara Singh (@_Samarasingh) August 29, 2017
The “Air Canada Centre” will become the “Scotiabank Arena” on July 1st 2018. 😒😒😒😒😒
— PK (@PeterKash) August 29, 2017
I can’t believe they’re changing the name of the Air Canada Centre. This is an erasure of history.
— Janet N. Hatcher (@jnhatcher) August 29, 2017
It’s fitting that the Air Canada Centre will be renamed Scotiabank Arena. The Maple Leafs, Raptors and MLSE are richer than you think.
— Jason Fekete (@jasonfekete) August 29, 2017
Sky Dome, Molson Amphitheatre, Air Canada Centre … still those names in my books
— Mike Cabral (@MCBRAL_) August 29, 2017
y wud u rename the AIR CANADA CENTRE, Scotiabank Arena sounds like TRASH pic.twitter.com/p3R969dGXs
— misha (@mikeboob) August 29, 2017
I’m just going to rename the Air Canada Centre the Raptor Paddock.
— Nathan Sizemore (@nathandsizemore) August 29, 2017
why tf is the air canada centre changing it’s name
— lalita (@OHQUlZNAK) August 29, 2017
— connor goebel (@goebsy_goebel) August 29, 2017
Air Canada Centre to be renamed, what happened @AirCanada ? Is it because I didn’t have my seat in the full upright position that one time?
— Zedlacher 🤘🏻 (@zedlacher) August 29, 2017