PRESS RELEASE – The Expedition League’s Butte affiliate, which will begin play in May of 2021, has announced the team’s name and unveiled the official logo. The team name is the Mining City Tommyknockers and the logo, designed by Jason Stemm of Stemm Creative, has been released. Orange, Black and Gray are the official team colors.
Tommyknockers are mythical beings that keep miners safe, often knocking to indicate danger or to tell the miners where to dig. They are also known to be quite mischievous, often stealing the miners’ food or tools and playing other practical jokes.
“The fan participation in naming the team was off the charts and support for the Tommyknockers name was very strong, garnering 72% of the fan vote”, said Dane Wagner, General Manager of the Mining City Tommyknockers. “The residents of Butte and the surrounding communities now have an outstanding team name with ties to mining in a fun and whimsical way. The orange, black and gray colors tie into the great mining history here in Butte and the team’s primary and secondary logos are incredible. We are going to have a lot of fun with the mascot design. This is an exciting time for Tommyknockers fans as we embark on our 2021 inaugural season.”
Opening day of the 2021 Expedition League season is Tuesday May 25, 2021. Mining City Tommyknockers home games will be played at 3 Legends Stadium located at the Copper Mountain Recreation Complex in Butte.