PRESS RELEASE – With anticipation building for Opening Day, the Black Bears today unveiled their exciting new primary team logo that combines the scenic natural beauty of their West Virginian home with the strength and power represented by the Black Bears’ name.
Opening Day of the inaugural season of Black Bears baseball is just 121 days away, Friday, June 19 against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (7:05 p.m.).
The team’s new primary logo features a strong and powerful West Virginian Black Bear that is both proud and protective of the beautiful surroundings that are its home. Behind the Black Bear, the Appalachian Mountains and forests of West Virginia are depicted in ‘Sky Blue’ and ‘Coal Black’ to celebrate the contrast between the natural beauty of the area with the long-standing importance of the natural resources within the region. The baseball sun beyond the mountains shines a ‘Sunrise Gold’ throughout the logo and onto the Black Bears’ determined and watchful face.
While the colors comprised within the Black Bears’ logo are their own, the combinations also celebrate two of the team’s most valued partnerships. The gold-and-blue scheme pays tribute to their partnership with West Virginia University, with which it will share a ballpark home. Adding black to the gold in the logo honors the Black Bears Major League partner, the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Additional secondary logos, as well as the Black Bears’ home and road uniforms and official on-field cap, will be unveiled at a later date.
The Black Bears logo was designed in partnership with Rickabaugh Graphics. A leader in sports identity design for over 20 years, Rickabaugh has not only designed logos for Minor League Baseball, the NFL, the NBA and the NHL, but for over 100 universities across the United States including The Ohio State University, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Texas.
Black Bears Merchandise & Tickets On Sale
Black Bears logo merchandise is now on sale on the team’s official website, westvirginiablackbears.com. T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Hoodies are available in men, women and youth sizes. Logo caps and lapel pins are also on sale.
Season Tickets for the inaugural season of West Virginia Black Bears baseball are on sale for as little as $285. Fans can reserve their tickets HERE.