Private prison company buys naming rights for FAU stadium

I thought this was an article from The Onion at first.

GEO corporation, a company which builds private prisons, is buying the naming rights for the football stadium at Florida Atlantic University. <insert random joke about college athletes and their arrest records here>

WTF? OK, the CEO is an FAU alum and the company is located in Boca Raton, FL. But how can anyone think this is a good idea? Naming a football stadium after a prison company?


Even without all the allegations against GEO, this is the dumbest idea I’ve heard of in a very long time. The NCAA can’t possibly want an association with a prison company, even for all the $$$.

Besides, a prison company would be better off buying the naming rights for the Miami Hurricanes games!

Sometimes the jokes just write themselves. :smiley:

New mascot: The Convicts
New uniforms: Orange one piece jumpsuits or striped.
New stadium nickname:The Exercise Yard
Yardage measuring crew:The Chain Gang