Monday, May 17, 2010

City of Raleigh wants public input on amphitheatre naming

There's been quite a bit of "brew ha-ha" about the naming rights of the new downtown Raleigh amphitheatre.  The Anheuser-Busch corporation and the city have been in talks about naming the venue the Bud Light Amphitheatre.

No public debate was held about naming the city-owned venue after the brewing company. The city has also run into issues with ABC laws, which are fairly strict when it comes to alcohol advertising. The venue would need a waiver to accept the deal beer company.

Now the city wants to know what the public thinks, even though the venue is set to open in a matter of weeks. There is a poll on the City of Raleigh's website asking the question:

The City of Raleigh will soon open its Downtown Amphitheatre. To help defray costs, the City is looking for naming rights opportunities. One such opportunity may be from a beer company.

Are you in support of this? Yes or No.
Vote in the poll here and check out a more detailed piece on the controversy via the N&O.


Anonymous said...

I was able to vote more than once. Classic Raleigh idiocracy.

Anonymous said...

How about the "Who Gives A Crap What Its Called - Just Book Great Music Amphitheatre"

Anonymous said...

No, No, No, No. Bud Light? Please no.

Anonymous said...

Let's keep everyone from advertising specificic alcohol brands unless your the city of Raleigh and have no scruples about breaking your own rules when it comes to your lust for revenue. The state constitution calls for no unequal governing. Mr. City manager. Read it.