After a popular fan poll on akronaeros.com, the fans have spoken and decided on the name of the Aeros new mascot. In a landslide vote, Homer the purple polka dotted pigeon beat out the other top potential names (Pedro, Stripes, Clay). Homer garnered 48 percent of the fans vote. Pedro finished second (21.8 percent), while Stripes was third (16.1 percent) and Clay was fourth (13.9 percent). 729 people voted at akronaeros.com to name this new character.
Homer is just one of many additions to the exciting new entertainment lineup at Canal Park that will appear on a nightly basis in 2011.
Homer’s grand introduction to Canal Park and to Aeros fans will take place on Opening Day – April 7.
“The Aeros are excited to announce the addition of Homer the purple polka dotted pigeon. Homer’s introduction to Aeros fans on Opening Day April 7 will be memorable and is something our fans will not want to miss. Homer will be a perfect addition to what we have going on at Canal Park all season long. We want to thank the Akron Aeros fans who voted at akronaeros.com to name our newest mascot,” Aeros Executive Vice President and COO JIM PFANDER said.
Meet Homer on Opening Day – April 7 at 7:05pm!
For tickets, visit the Canal Park Box Office, Infield Outfitters, call 330.253.5153 or http://www.akronaeros.com.