Found August 13, 2013 on Crossover Chronicles:
Portland is mad about their Blazers. Every day since 1995, they piled into a newly-built Rose Garden to cheer their team on.   Today, one of the unique arena names in the NBA is no more, as the Rose Garden has been re-named the Moda Center. "The Rose Garden put us on the map, the Moda Center's going to take us into the future," Trail Blazers president and CEO Chris McGowan said. The team says the arena will be called the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. The new name, effective immediately, is at the center of the Blazers' new deal with Moda Health, previously ODS. The deal is for 10 years, McGowan said, though he declined to disclose other terms. Sure, the Rose Garden has not been around nearly as long as Madison Square Garden (God help the Dolans if they change THAT name), but it was one of the few that captured the essence of its home city.  And there was something cool about hearing an announcer say "welcome to the Rose Garden for tonight'...
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