TD Bank Park

Photo: Chocolate Covered Memories (Suzanne Allaire)
Photo: Chocolate Covered Memories (Suzanne Allaire)

Tom McCarthy voice: HELLO EVERYBODY AND WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL TD BANK PARK. I CAN’T GET USED USED TO SAYING THAT AND I’M GOING TO MISS THE “CITIZENS SEVEN” BUT THE BALLPARK IS THE SAME THE TEAM STILL STINKS IS STILL GREAT AND DESPITE THE SLOGAN CHANGE WE’RE STILL GOING TO BE WITH YOU EVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

Look for that introduction soon.

According to reports, TD Bank is interested in buying Citizens Bank:

TD Bank Group is considering a $12.8 billion bid for Citizens Financial Group, the parent company of Citizens Bank and the U.S. retail banking arm of Royal Bank of Scotland, according a report in The Sunday Times in London.

The Times did not cite sources but said TD, a Toronto-based company which has its U.S. retail banking arm headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. has long coveted Citizens and that interest has intensified this fall.

A TD Bank spokeswoman told me the bank does not comment on rumors or speculation. Citizens declined comment.

That, of course, would likely mean a name change for Citizens Bank Park.

Frankly, I’m surprised the name has survived as long as it has. The Wells Fargo Center has gone from CoreStates to First Union to Wachovia to Wells Fargo in just 17 years.

TD Bank Park just doesn’t have the same ring to it as Citizens Bank Park. Maybe it’s because we’re used to CBP and, in nine years, so many memorable moments have become associated with the name, but Citizens sounds nice, makes you feel warm. TD Bank is awkward and makes you feel like you need a shower or have to license a small piece of your soul to evil powers before attending a baseball game.

Anyway, this is all just speculation right now. We’ll keep you updated.

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9 Responses

  1. Well, in the shady world of big business and multi-billion dollar acquisitions of anything and everything, today’s speculation often becomes tomorrow’s fact. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if Phillies fans end up going to TD Bank Park, and maybe sooner than anyone realizes.

    By the by: Anyone who thinks Wells Fargo Center won’t have a different name five years from now is crazy.

    1. Used to work for wells. Don’t think that bank is going anywhere anytime soon. Expect that name to stick for a long time.

  2. I wish the Wells Fargo Center was still the First Union Center because the “FU Center” is way cooler than “The Well.”

  3. As a former employee of the then Commerce Bank, TD can go fuck themselves.

    Maybe they should invest in paying their slave employees better.

    PS, I worked there 6+ years ago, so it’s not like I’m bitter from a recent separation, I just know that they suck and still know people that work there in their shitty organization.

    I’ll still go to my three games a year though.

  4. I effing HATE TD bank! They were involved in a forced takeover of the best bank on the east coast, Commerce Bank. Ever since then TD has done nothing but try to screw over it’s patrons by sneaking in new fees, even charging me maintenance fees for going under 100$ 3 times in one month, when I never went under 100$ at all. I called and had the charges reversed but to people who don’t read those statements, you better start. If TD buys the park expect to get boned in the wallet, that’s all I’m saying….

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