Have you heard the controversy about the naming of the FAU Stadium?
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FAU has awarded the privilege of naming their newly built football stadium to a detention and mental health facility operator, The GEO Group. Listed by the symbol GEO on the New York Stock Exchange, The GEO Group is a for-profit, publicly traded company. The GEO Group is the largest in its industry, an industry that’s growing respectably in an otherwise sluggish economy.
There’s been a lot of attention brought to this sponsorship and it’s earned the new stadium the nickname of “owlcatraz”. It’s been parodied on national television and questioned as a wise choice for a school who has an owl for a mascot.
What do you think about this attention drawn to FAU, The GEO Group and Boca Raton by this sponsorship?
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