Another rebranding on its way. The Connecticut Tigers announced they will rebrand for the 2020 season. The team has started a website for fan input.
Since the team came to Norwich in 2020, the team is named Tigers after the parent club as the team took the name with it when it left Oneonta.
Because the team is in anticipation of an upcoming vote as early as next week by the Norwich City Council to approve a new lease to keep the team in Norwich for at least another decade, it started a name the team contest.
“As we head towards the 25th season of Minor League Baseball here in Norwich, we want the fans to help decide what the future will look like at Dodd Stadium,” Tigers General Manager Dave Schermerhorn said in a news release Thursday. “What better way to kick off a new era of Minor League Baseball in Norwich than by having our fans help determine a name that will be representative of them and our community?”
Fans can submit their team name suggestions at http://www.cttigers.com, along with an explanation of why they feel their suggestion perfectly embodies the community. The online contest runs through April 25. The top choices will be released this summer for community input and voting, and the winning name will be announced later this year.
Individuals can submit multiple suggestions, Schermerhorn said. “We’re looking for as many good suggestions as we can get,” he said.
It won’t come as a surprise that the Connecticut Tigers will team up with San Diego based Brandiose.
The current home of the Connecticut Tigers used to be the home of the Connecticut Defenders, now the Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA, Eastern League), who took the place of the Richmond Braves (AAA, International League) that moved to Gwinnett to become the Gwinnett Braves, long before they rebranded and became the Gwinnett Stripers.