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 Buttons, Gwinnett 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.
A new era of baseball in Gwinnett. Are you ready? Tune into our Facebook LIVE broadcast Friday, December 8th at 11am as we unveil our new name name, logos and uniforms. pic.twitter.com/D3Nen2d93s
— Gwinnett Baseball (@GwinnettBraves) November 29, 2017
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.