Jul 24, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; General view of U.S. Cellular Field before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. Mandatory Credit: Reid Compton-USA TODAY Sports

Could White Sox U.S. Cellular be renamed soon?


An interesting observation by a great Twitter account shows that there is reason to believe that the Chicago White Sox may not be playing in “The Cell” anymore.

The MLB Cathedrals account, found at @MLBCathedrals, is a great place to go for ballpark stadium history and unique, rare images of baseball’s past. Earlier today, they sent out a tweet that showcased a before and after image of what is currently known as U.S. Cellular field.

 

A few tweets later, the account noted that the name “US Cellular Field” was gone from the facade and also that U.S. Cellular no longer services the Chicago area. All of this is speculation, but those are two pretty significant indicators that the White Sox could be playing in a renamed venue. “U.S. Cellular Field” still appears on the center field scoreboard, however.

The field opened in 1991 as Comiskey Park, which was the name of the original stadium the White Sox played in, but U.S. Cellular bought the naming rights in 2003 and has been referred to as “The Cell.”

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