Chris Higgins

#20LW,
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 205
Born:
Birth Place: Smithtown, New York
Draft: 2002 1st round (14th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • The sign on a stadium matters – and visibility brings cash
    The Globe and Mail

    The sign on a stadium matters – and visibility brings cash

    For sports fans, the front row would smell as sweet no matter what you call it, but for sports franchises, the moniker on the marquee of the stadium is a big deal. The Calgary Flames, for example, are deep in negotiations with the city to build a new arena to replace the aging Scotiabank Saddledome – formerly the Pengrowth Saddledome, formerly simply the Saddledome. With the price tag for a prospective new facility and surrounding development estimated as high as $1.8-billion, getting good money for naming rights will be an important factor in the deal. The Edmonton Oilers, meanwhile, have been playing in the $425-million Rogers Place, not to be mistaken for the Vancouver Canucks’ Rogers Arena or the Toronto Blue Jays’ Rogers Centre, formerly the SkyDome.