Enron had agreed to pay the Astros $100 million over 30 years to name the stadium, which opened in 2000. In 2002, the Astros settled out of court, paying Enron's creditors $2.1 million to end the contract. Houston-based Minute Maid swooped in, offering $100 million for a 28-year naming deal.
The contract was good news for The Coca-Cola Company, of which Minute Maid is a unit. The company got exclusive "pouring rights" at the park's concession stands as part of the deal -- not something Enron was able to offer, anyway.