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Beloit Snappers looks for your input on new team name

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BELOIT (WREX) — The Beloit Snappers baseball team is now accepting submissions from fans for a potential new identity for the team.

“A new era for baseball in southern Wisconsin is coming in 2021, and we’re dedicated to collecting as much input from our fans as possible to ensure that your experience on gamedays in our new ballpark is the best it’s ever been,” Beloit Snappers General Manager Jeff Gray said. “To start, we want to make sure that the name on the front of our uniforms represents the fans in the stands that we play for. Starting today, we’re taking submissions from fans with their ideas for a team name that best represents our community.”

Fans can submit their ideas for new team names by visiting SnappersBaseball.com. The team will collect submissions for two weeks (Aug. 4 - 18) and then present a list of finalists for the community to cast their votes.

“We can’t wait to see what creative ideas our fans have,” Gray said. “Whether you want to keep the classic Snappers name, go with a traditional baseball identity, or come up with something wild and wacky, we’re excited to consider all options to ensure our ballclub represents our community.”

The Beloit franchise has been an affiliated Minor League Baseball team since its founding in 1982. From 1982 through 1994, they played as the Beloit Brewers, before adopting the Snappers moniker in 1995. After playing at Pohlman Field from 1982-2019, the team will move to a brand new, privately-funded stadium during the 2021 season in downtown Beloit.

The new ballpark will revolutionize the fan experience for the team, featuring a high-definition videoboard, a 360-degree concourse, multiple enclosed group areas, and artificial turf that will allow the stadium to be utilized for community events throughout the year.

Breane Lyga

Breane Lyga is the content manager at 13 WREX. She joined the team in 2015 as the 5, 6 and 10PM news producer after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She was 13 WREX’s assignment editor from 2017 to 2018.

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