National Car Rental Center - Failure Museum

National Car Rental Center

In 1998, the Florida Panthers new home was called the National Car Rental Center. It's now called Amerant Bank Arena. In 1996, National was acquired by Republic Industries (later renamed AutoNation). AutoNation spun off its car rental propertie ...

MCI Center - Failure Museum

MCI Center

In 2006, Verizon purchased MCI and changed the name of the arena to Verizon Center after 9 years as MCI Center. Now it's called Capital One Arena and is the home arena for the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, and Georgetown University's men ...

Wachovia Center - Failure Museum

Wachovia Center

In 2010, Wachovia Center changed the name of the 21,000-seat home of the Flyers and 76ers to the Wells Fargo Center. Exposed to risky loans, such as adjustable rate mortgages, Wachovia began to experience heavy losses in its loan portfolios durin ...

Nike Hockey - Failure Museum

Nike hockey

In 2008, Nike viewed hockey as a sport that doesn't fit into its strategy of developing multi-billion-dollar global properties. It had already written off a sizable chunk of its hockey investment before putting the subsidiary on the market.

SanFran Seals - Failure Museum

California Seals

In 1976, plagued with low attendance due to poor performance, they were the bay area’s first NHL attempt both in San Francisco and Oakland.


San Francisco Spiders

In 1996, the professional hockey team at Cow Palace failed after a year due to poor attendance and arena difficulties.