The groundbreaking ceremony for the new $15.2 million stadium being built for the relocating Single-A Yakima Bears (Northwest League) is today at 11 a.m. Pacific. There was also supposed to be an unveiling of the team’s new name a logo, but that’s been delayed for a few weeks. Read more here. That said, there is strong evidence that the brand will have a beer connotation that could actually be appealing to kids. We don’t want to spoil it (just in case we’re right), so we’ll let you figure it out.
8 responses to “Hillsboro Groundbreaking Today, Brand Unveiling Delayed (But We Think We Know)”
Why didn’t Hilsboro fight to keep the Triple AAA Portland beavers? Instead they bring in the single A Yakima bears!?
Because they would have had to build a $50 million ballpark instead of a $15 million ballpark.
If it is indeed Hops, I applaud the team for coming up with a unique and creative name. The folks in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre could have taken a lesson or two from Hillsboro.
Hillsboro Hops was mentioned early on as a possibility during the Name The Team newspaper promotion thru The Oregonian. Fits the above–Hops for Portland’s microbreweries, and can still have a bunny rabbit or jackrabbit as a logo, mascot, etc for families.
That, plus Oregon is one of the top hops growing areas in the world.
The Hops? I haven’t heard anything, so this is just a guess.
We can’t say, but so far there have been some great guesses.
I think we need more of a hint.