Those few loyal souls who ventured to Florida Atlantic University’s new football stadium the last two years may have felt as if they had been sentenced to watch the Owls, who have gone 4-19. So perhaps it’s appropriate that the stadium will be named for a prison company.
Such sardonic humor has greeted Tuesday’s announcement that Boca Raton-based GEO Group will pay $500,000 a year for 12 years for the naming rights. Since FAU’s mascot is the burrowing owl, wits suggest calling the stadium “Owlcatraz.” If FAU hoped to make news, that happened. Just not in the way FAU hoped.
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