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Gwinnett Braves to Reveal New Name in December

Gwinnett Braves

The Gwinnett Braves (Class AAA; International League) are gearing up for a major change, as the club will reveal the results of its rebranding on December 8. 

Back in July, the G-Braves announced six finalists in their name-the-team contest. Those candidates (in alphabetical order) included the Gwinnett Big Mouths, Gwinnett ButtonsGwinnett Gobblers, Gwinnett Hush Puppies, Gwinnett Lambchops, and Gwinnett Sweet Teas. That revelation came after the club stated its intent to establish a new name in time for the 2018 season.

On Wednesday, the G-Braves confirmed that that announcement will take place next week. On December 8 at 11:00 a.m. EST, the team will host an event at Coolray Field to announce its new name. The announcement will also be streamed via Facebook Live.

Once the new name is in place, it will mark a drastic change for the franchise. The club has been known as the Braves since 1966, when it was the Richmond Braves. It kept the name intact after relocating to Gwinnett County, GA for the 2009 season.

Though this marks the biggest shift on the baseball side, the rebranding of the G-Braves will not be the only new element introduced at Coolray Field next year. Starting in 2018, the facility will also serve as the home of a new professional soccer club in the USL that is owned and operated by MLS’s Atlanta United FC.

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