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Yep, It’s the Akron RubberDucks

Akron Rubber Ducks Duck Foot SecondaryAs expected from the rumblings early this morning, the Double-A Akron Aeros (Eastern League) are now the Akron RubberDucks.  Here is the story from MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill.  Go to AkronRubberDucks.com.

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Aeros Re-Branding After All?

Akron Aeros LogoThe Double-A Akron Aeros (Eastern League) are expected to make a big announcement Tuesday that could include the unveiling of new logo and color scheme, and possibly a name change too.  In 2011, the Aeros held a re-branding contest, and 67 percent of fans chose to keep the Aeros name over four other finalists — RubberDucks, Vulcans, Tire Jacks, and Gum DippersRead more and view news report here.

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Aeros to Open Year-Round Restaurant

Akron Aeros LogoWith financing help from the city, the Double-A Akron Aeros (Eastern League) plan to open a new, sit-down restaurant at Canal Park. The eating establishment will be open year-round and offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.  Read more hereView renderings here.

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Friday’s Christmas in July Brings Aeros First Sellout Under New Ownership

Akron Aeros LogoPRESS RELEASE – Tonight’s game between the Akron Aeros and the Richmond Flying Squirrels is a sellout of 9,025. For the Aeros, it is the first sellout of Canal Park since May 30, 2011 vs. Richmond when there was an announced crowd of 9,328, a span of 115 games between sellouts. Continue reading

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Aeros Salute Roger Dorn/Corbin Bernsen with Snow Globe Tonight

Akron Aeros LogoThe Double-A Akron Aeros (Eastern League) on Saturday will giving away to the first 1,000 fans through the gates at Canal Park a one-of-a-kind snow globe featuring Roger Dorn — the fictional Cleveland Indians’ third-basemen from the movie Major League! Actor Corbin Bernsen, who played Dorn in the movie, will be here to sign autographs and meet fans.  Read more here.

Akron Aeros Salute Roger Down with Snow Globe

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Aeros Partner with Ohio Center of Broadcasting

Akron Aeros LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros and the Ohio Center of Broadcasting (OCB) today announced a partnership arrangement, which includes more than $10,000 worth of donated broadcasting equipment to the OCB, and educational and training opportunities for the students. Continue reading

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Aeros Release Jam-Packed 2013 Promotional Calendar

Akron Aeros LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros announced its promotional calendar for the 2013 season. The schedule features promotions during all 71 home games at Canal Park and includes premium fan giveaways, weekly theme nights, celebrity appearances, and the always-popular fireworks shows every Friday all season and every Saturday beginning in June. The 2013 Opening Day is Thursday Continue reading

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Aeros Partner with Daktronics for Video Board Project [Watch Video]

Akron Aeros LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros, Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, announced today a new privately-funded $1.65 million HD video board project for the 2013 season at Canal Park, which includes the largest video board in Double-A baseball, and one of the five largest in all of Minor League Baseball, and an HD LED ribbon board display in left-center field. The project will place Continue reading

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Aeros Announce Front Office Additions

Akron Aeros LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros announced new additions and updates to its front office staff today. Recent additions to the staff include: Dan Chesser (Box Office Manager), Adam Liberman (Director of Public and Media Relations), Dee Shilling (Ticket Sales Account Executive), and Christina Shisler (Director of Promotions). Continue reading

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New Owner Formally Introduced to Aeros Fans

PRESS RELEASE – When the Akron Aeros take the field next April to defend their 2012 Eastern League championship, they will have a new owner. Ken Babby, formerly of Potomac, Maryland, and now a full-time resident of Akron, was formally introduced as the new Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Aeros during a news conference at Canal Park on Tuesday. Continue reading

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Aeros Name New GM

PRESS RELEASE – Akron native and veteran minor league baseball executive Jim Pfander has been hired as the new General Manager of the Akron Aeros. Pfander is only the second general manager in Aeros history, and the first executive named by new owner Ken Babby. Continue reading

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Akron Approves 25-Year Lease Deal

The Akron (OH) City Council has unanimously approved a lease deal with the Double-A Akron Aeros (Eastern League) to keep the team at Canal Park for the next 25 years.   The Aeros were recently purchased by Ken Babby, former chief revenue officer/general manager of digital at the Washington Post.  Read more here.

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Aeros Sold, New Owner Given Naming Rights to Both Team and Stadium

As rumored, the Double-A Akron Aeros (Eastern League) have been sold to Ken Babby, former chief revenue officer/general manager of digital at the Washington Post.  Babby has been given the right to change the team’s name and sell the naming rights to Canal ParkRead more here.

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Akron Contemplating Improvements to Canal Park

With a mere five (5) years remaining on the Double-A Akron Aeros’ (Eastern League) lease of Canal Park, Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic said the city is considering investing in the stadium to keep the team around for the long term.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Aeros Being Sold to Maryland Man?

All signs are pointing to a sale of the Double-A Akron Aeros (Eastern League) to Ken Babby, former chief revenue officer/ general manager of digital at the Washington Post.  Now, for those few who thought the Aeros might be a target for relocation to Ottawa, don’t get too excited.  The team and its branding are apparently staying put.  Read more here.

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Akron Aeros: Fans Vote to Keep Name

PRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros and the Akron Beacon Journal are excited to release the results of the season-long Akron Aeros Re-Branding Contest presented by the Akron Beacon Journal. Folks from all over Northeast Ohio responded to the contest, entered potential team names, and voted on the five finalists. The contest began in early June and voting ran until September Continue reading

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Last Week to Vote in Aeros’ Re-Branding Contest

The deadline to vote in the Double-A Akron Aeros’ (Eastern League) re-branding contest is September 1.  Fans can vote to keep the Aeros name, or pick one of the following: Gum Dippers, RubberDucks, Tire Jacks, or Vulcans. Vote here.

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Aeros Select Five Finalists in Re-Name the Team Contest

The Double-A Akron Aeros have selected the following five finalists in the team’s re-naming contest:  Aeros, Gum Dippers, RubberDucks, Tire Jacks, and Vulcans.  Fans can vote now until September 1 to keep the club’s current name or ditch it for entirely new team branding.  Click here to vote.

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Aeros Ponder Name Change

After 15 years, has the Aeros name gone stale in Akron?  We’ll find out.  The Double-A Eastern League team is holding a “rebranding contest” to gauge fans’ interest in keeping the Aeros moniker or dumping it for something better.  Fans have until June 23 to submit a new team name or vote to keep the current one.  Read more hereClick here for the official entry form.  Thanks to John Cerone for the story.

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Aeros Unveil New Mascot

PRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros are pleased to announce that the club will have a new mascot perusing Canal Park in 2011. Continue reading

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Aeros Introduce ‘The Screamer’ Ice Cream Sundae

PRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros introduced “The Screamer” at today’s Media “Weigh-In” Event at Canal Park. “The Screamer” is a five pound ice cream sundae, served in a full-size souvenir Aeros replica batting helmet. Continue reading

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‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ & ‘Wonderdog’ to Debut in 2011

PRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros today announced plans to release two new Black Angus All Beef Hot Dogs at Canal Park in 2011 – the ½ lb., 14-inch “WonderDog” and the 1 lb., 16-inch “Eighth Wonder of the World”, which is being specially created for Canal Park by Five Star Meats. Continue reading

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Aeros Announce 2011 ‘Fun at Canal Park’ Schedule

PRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros today announced their “Fun at Canal Park” Schedule for the 2011 season, which will include an Opening Night celebration, expanded fireworks nights and three bobblehead giveaways commemorating the history of the Akron Aeros/Canton-Akron Indians. Continue reading

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Akron Aeros Introduce ‘Nice 2 Meat You’ Burger

PRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros today announced plans for the ballclub’s newest food item – the “Nice 2 Meat You” Burger. This burger is a colossal creation – 1 1/4 lb. hamburger, stuffed with a 1/2 lb. hot dog, and 1/4 lb. of bacon, cheese, and onions. Continue reading

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More on the ‘Three Dog Night’

PRESS RELEASE – Who would have predicted a food item weighing slightly more than one pound would make such a grand entrance, both locally and nationally?? But that’s just what happened when the new signature food item at Canal Park, Three Dog Night, was mentioned in a recent Aeros press release. Akron’s newest sensation has been featured on Cleveland’s sports blog Continue reading

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Aeros Introduce the ‘Three Dog Night’

The Double-A Akron Aeros will have a new monster-sized dog on the menu in 2011 called the ‘Three Dog Night.”  It includes a regular hot dog stuffed inside a split bratwurst, which is stuffed inside a split kielbasa.  The delicious meat trio is then placed on a hoagie roll and buried in kraut and spicy mustard.  Don’t forget the icy cold brew to wash it down!  Read more and view photos here.

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Charleston’s Pfander Named Executive VP/COO of Akron Aeros

PRESS RELEASE – Charleston RiverDogs assistant general manager Jim Pfander, who has handled the wacky and wild promotions for the past six years, has accepted a position as the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the Akron Aeros, the AA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Continue reading

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