PRESS RELEASE – The Akron Aeros are pleased to announce that the club will have a new mascot perusing Canal Park in 2011.
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 will partner with Canal Park fan-favorite mascot, Orbit the space cat, for all of the fun and excitement at Canal Park in 2011.
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.
One response to “Aeros Unveil New Mascot”
Okay, we love many of the things the Aeros are doing, but this isn’t one of them. It’s not like we don’t like the idea of a unique purple polka-dotted pigeon mascot named Homer, but it looks like a cheap knock-off of the Backyardigans on Nickelodeon, Jr. or Wheezy from Toy Story 2 that should be standing outside of a fast-food restaurant sporting a sandwich board.
Yes, the very little ones might appreciate Homer, but could there be more to the story here? Could it be that the Aeros have created such a poorly designed mascot that it will create buzz and even a cult following? Now that’s more like it!