Updated August 03 2017
Macon’s new Coastal Plain League team announced five finalists for the team name today and are asking fans for feedback.
The five finalists are: Macon Soul, Macon Bacon, Macon Hits, Macon Heat and Macon Noise.
“We looked through the nearly 1500 submissions and wanted to identify names that could be fun for everyone. It could be either a play off the name of the city or something unique to Macon like the city’s musical history,” said team president Todd Pund. “Now comes the real challenge of developing a logo and colors for these ideas that fans will be proud to wear.”
As the team works on logo designs, they are asking for fan feedback and comments on each of the five names. To submit feedback, go to www.maconbaseball2018.com. There were multiple submissions by fans of all five names so based on the final name the team chooses, one random fan who submitted the winning name will be chosen to win a $200 shopping spree for team gear.
“Based on our experience, the logo design process will take us some time,” said co-owner Steve DeLay. “We’re targeting a mid to late September release of the name, logo and merchandise for sale.”
The team expects to have announcements next week on stadium renovations and placing tickets on sale. To stay updated on announcements from the team, sign up at www.maconbaseball2018.com
Macon-Bibb’s Coastal Plain League team is scheduled to begin play in June 2018 at historic Luther Williams Field, which will undergo a $2.5M renovation to add new concessions, improved locker rooms and additional seating options. For more information on the team and the stadium renovations, go to www.maconbaseball2018.com.
About the CPL
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The new Macon team will be the 16th team in 2018. The CPL has had over 1,400 alumni drafted and 107 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.