AFL refuses to acknowledge Etihad StadiumLet's try and get this straight. Basically, a place that used to be called the Telstra Dome will now be called Etihad Stadium, except to certain people who for commercial reasons will be calling it the Qantas Park. Previously, most people had called the place the Colonial Stadium, or possibly the Commonwealth Oval.
TELSTRA DOME will be officially renamed on Sunday, but as far as the AFL is concerned, don't mention the war.
The league is refusing to call the stadium by its new moniker - Etihad Stadium - after a dispute about pourage rights, sponsorship and club stadium deals.
The league is set to sue Telstra Dome management because the name conflicts with AFL sponsor Qantas, although no court date has been set.
They couldn't make this any clearer, could they?
It must be awfully fun for fans, going along to a place whose name changes day by day, and depending on the person you are hanging out with.
Maybe they could just call it That Big Thing Near Spencer Street Wot They Kick The Ball Around In.