Due to the overwhelming response to the call for entries, the Biloxi Baseball Club has extended the deadline for the public to submit their suggestions for the organization’s “Name the Team” contest.
The final deadline for people to submit their suggestions is now next Monday, May 26th at 5:00 pm CT.
Nearly 3,000 submissions have been already been received during the first phase of the “Name the Team” contest. Fans of the new Double-A baseball team can log on to the team’s official website, www.baseballbiloxi.com, to register their official recommendation.
Following the call for entries phase, the top suggestions will be narrowed to a short list of five finalists. Fans will then be able to vote for their favorite from the final list beginning on or around June 2nd.
“We continue to be humbled by the interest for this team,” said team General Manager Buck Rogers. “Never in our wildest dreams did we think we’d have this many submissions. The interest hasn’t waned since the contest began on May 1st and we are anticipating huge numbers during the voting phase.”
The fan who nominates the winning name will be awarded two tickets to the first home game in franchise history. In the event that more than one fan submits the winner, a public drawing will be held to choose the eventual winner of the Opening Night tickets.