ROME, Ga. — The Rome Braves, a Single A minor league team for the Atlanta Braves is changing its name, the team announced Friday.
“Our mission is to give the Rome community a brand as unique and special as the area itself is,” The team wrote in a press release. “For Braves fans, our long-standing affiliation with the Atlanta Braves will continue for years to come, however, we want to create an identity that fans across the region can proudly claim and call their own.”
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Great Braves players such as Jeff Francoeur, Ronald Acuña Jr, Michael Harris II and others have played games in Rome before coming up to the big leagues.
The team has been named after the Braves since its inaugural 2003 season.
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In the 2024 season, the team will debut its new name.
“As we look to the future, we recognize the importance of a team name that resonates with our diverse fanbase and embodies the spirit of Rome,” The team wrote. “We believe that the power of our community lies in its unity and shared values, and we want our team’s name to reflect these ideals.”
Fans have until Aug. 18 to submit ideas for the team’s next name.
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