Gwinnett Braves To Change Team Name
“Name the Team” Contest Will Begin May 22
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA- The Gwinnett Braves are set to begin a new chapter, as the team will adopt a unique, hometown team name for the 2018 season.
“The Braves name is an incredible brand, but we have learned over the last several years that there is some confusion sharing the same name and market as our Major League team,” said North Johnson, Gwinnett Braves general manager. “We have an exciting opportunity to connect even further within our community and we’re thrilled the community will have a say in our new name.”
All fans are invited to join the "Name The Team” contest which will begin Monday, May 22 onGwinnettBraves.com. Fans are encouraged to suggest a local name, along with an explanation of why they feel their suggestion perfectly embodies Gwinnett. Submissions will be taken until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 2.
The fan whose submission leads to the team's new name will receive two season tickets for the 2018 season. Four runners up will receive merchandise with the new name and logo.
The top five to seven names, as chosen by the Selection Committee, will be listed on the website (GwinnettBraves.com) for fan voting, June 19-July 3. The winning name will be unveiled at a press conference this fall and all five finalists will be invited to attend. (If more than one fan submits the winning name, one of those fans will be chosen at random.)