The newest club in the Atlantic League (Independent Professional) located in Gastonia (NC) announced in August the launch of its “Name the Team Contest,” which encourages fans to submit names for consideration as the club builds its brand identity. The team has narrowed the field to five finalists — Fire Ants, Honey Hunters, Uppercuts, Hogzillas, and Hotshots. Fans can learn more about the names and make their selection here by Oct. 31.
Tag Archives: Gastonia (NC)
Gastonia Pro Baseball Narrows List of Possible Team Names to Five Finalists
Atlantic League Adds Gastonia (NC) to 2021 Lineup
The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) announced today it is expanding to the City of Gastonia with a team ownership group led by Brandon Bellamy, CEO of Velocity Companies, Inc. Gastonia becomes the second Atlantic League location in North Carolina, joining High Point, where the Rockers began play in 2019.
Filed under League & Franchise, Market & Location
Atlantic League In, Coastal Plain League Out in Gastonia?
Gastonia (NC) leaders are leaning toward a new partnership that would bring a professional baseball franchise to the city, with the team playing in a new stadium just west of downtown and the ownership group also managing the multipurpose facility. Read more here.
Editorial: Gastonia Wise to Explore Options for New Stadium’s Primary Baseball Tenant
The question now facing Gastonia (NC) city leaders as they move toward building a new multi-use stadium to serve as the anchor of the Franklin Urban Sports and Entertainment District, is whether the Gastonia Grizzlies (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) will be one of the primary tenants of the new facility or if a different baseball franchise will play that role. Read more here.
Grizzlies Promote ‘Ticket Leprechaun’ to Assistant GM
The Gastonia Grizzlies (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) have announced the promotion of long-time employee, Jake Brewer, to Assistant General Manager. Brewer, also known as the Ticket Leprechaun, is going into his 6th season with the organization. Read more here.
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Gastonia Officials Get a VR Look at Proposed New Ballpark
Gastonia (NC) Mayor Walker Reid donned a virtual reality headset this week to take a stroll through the proposed multi-use stadium that will anchor the FUSE District on the city’s western side. Read more and view photos here.
Gastonia Slated to Approve Pendulum as Ballpark Designer
Gastonia (NC) City Council members will vote on whether to approve a contract totaling $1.26 million for Pendulum Studio, a Kansas City (MO) design firm, to complete architectural and engineering work for a new ballpark. Read more here.
Creating a ‘Ballpark of the Future’ in Gastonia
The first actual pitch may still be up to three years away, but Gastonia (NC) city leaders tossed out their plan to create a spark in the center city to business leaders Tuesday morning by building a sports stadium without mentioning the word baseball. Read more here.
New Gastonia Ballpark Plans On the Mound
Gastonia (NC) leaders have spent more than two years crafting a plan for a new entertainment and sports district just west of downtown, which could be anchored by a multi-purpose baseball stadium. Now they are finally on the mound and firing their first formal pitch to residents. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Money & Financials, Stadium Issues
Grizzlies Unveil World’s Largest Tickets
PRESS RELEASE – The Gastonia Grizzlies Baseball Team is proud to unveil the World’s Largest Tickets for the 2015 season. After introducing the “Tuxedo Uniforms” in 2014 the Grizzlies are back with another outrageous promotion. Continue reading
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Grizzlies Expand Full-Time Front Office Staff to Seven
The summer collegiate Gastonia Grizzlies (Coastal Plain League) have announced three additions to its front-office team. With seven full-time staff members, the Grizzlies now have the largest staff in the circuit. Read more here.
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