“NAME YOUR TEAM” Contest by High Point Baseball Concludes this Week
High Point, NC – To date over 900 entries representing upwards of 1,800 names have been suggested for the name of the new High Point Baseball team that will commence play in the Atlantic League in 2019. Time is running out as fans only have until this Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:59pm to submit as many names as they would like. As a result, High Point Baseball felt compelled to offer final tips for fans that would like to enter online at www.highpointbaseball.com.
HIGH POINT BASEBALL COMPELLED TO OFFER FINAL TIPS
Tip #1 Close To Home – Ideally the name would tie into to or be indigenous to High Point and or the Triad.
Tip #2 Be Original – Do not submit potential team names that are copycats or similar to any existing professional sport teams.
Tip #3 Animals Rule – Nearly 41% of minor league baseball teams are named after animals whether real, extinct or imagined.
Tip #4 Keep It Short & Sweet – The average number of letters in a minor league baseball team name is 7.7 although 31% of minor league baseball team nicknames are two words.
Tip #5 Team Names Need Nicknames – Often in addition to an official team name nicknames naturally evolve. In general, nicknames are shorter then given names and become secondary logos.
On Thursday, June 7 at 6:00PM at the construction site on the corner or North Elm Street and Gatewood Avenue in downtown High Point the first of five BB&T Point Progress Parties (see logo embedded below) will take place. This free community wide celebration will reveal both the Top Nine (9) Names and the Non-Top Nine (9) Names. Nine (9) lucky fans who submitted one of the final Top Nine (9) Names will be part of the spectacle as they will be invited on stage and “open the envelope” to reveal their name much like a Hollywood awards show. On Thursday, June 14, the list will be reduced to the Serious Six (6) Names based upon online fan voting during the previous week. On Thursday, June 21, the list will be reduced to the Big & Final Three (3) Names based upon online fan voting during the previous week. On Thursday, June 28, the final name will be announced.
Each BB&T Point Progress Party will have a theme, as well as, tours to a specific spot on the construction site. Tours will commence at 6:30pm and 7:15pm on Thursday, June 7 and will lead fans to the future home dugout where you can take as many photos as you would like. If you take the tour and then post a photo on your favorite social media platform, you will be eligible for a free drink (while supplies last) at the BB&T Point Progress Party that will be in full swing from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The additional dates for the BB&T Point Progress Parties are July 12, August 2, September 6 and October 4. The themes and tour destinations for those BB&T Point Progress Parties will be announced closer to each party date.
For ongoing updates and more information, please slide to HighPointBaseball.com or visit Facebook at @HighPointBaseball, Instagram at @HighPointProBaseball, and Twitter at @HPproBaseball.
About High Point Baseball, Inc
High Point Baseball will begin their inaugural season in the Atlantic League in 2019 in a brand new approximately $36M downtown ballpark named BB&T Point. Expected to enhance the rich baseball history in North Carolina, High Point Baseball is part of the fastest growing family sport in America. High Point Baseball is committed to providing superior customer service and quality, affordable family entertainment experiences for the Triad of North Carolina. Look for exciting upcoming announcements regarding the name of the team and mascot. In addition, information on tickets and corporate partnerships will also be forthcoming.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.
For more information regarding the Atlantic League, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.