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Finalists announced for new El Paso team name

New El Paso Ballpark

We have the five finalists for the team name of the new El Paso franchise joining the Triple-A Pacific Coast League next season.

The five finalists are:

  • Aardvarks
  • Buckaroos
  • Chihuahuas
  • Desert Gators
  • Sun Dogs

“It was not easy to determine this list of finalist name ideas from the thousands of names submitted by El Paso Triple-A fans,” said Alan Ledford, president of MountainStar Sports Group. “The quality and thoughtfulness behind the names submitted was truly remarkable. El Pasoans really gave serious thought and consideration to the history, culture, and unique attributes of their hometown when submitting names, and we were all impressed with the creativity.”

El Pasoans submitted more than 5,600 name ideas for El Paso’s Triple-A baseball team – a record-breaking number of submissions for a Triple-A team naming contest.

“While we knew El Pasoans would rally behind their team and want to get involved with the team’s name selection, we never anticipated this tremendous level of response,” said Ledford. “We nearly doubled the unofficial standing record for Triple-A team names submitted. Now more than ever we are confident that El Paso is excited for and ready to enjoy their Triple-A baseball team.”

The public is invited to vote on the finalist names at beginning today through midnight on Thursday, June 27. Individuals can vote once a day throughout the voting period. The team’s name will be announced later this year, along with the team’s colors, mascot, and uniform.

Rendering courtesy Populous.

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