AKRON, Ohio — Baseball fans have seen their last Akron Aeros game — that is, under that name.
The team announced Tuesday that the Cleveland Indians Double-A affiliate has officially become the Akron RubberDucks.
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“During this rebranding process, we listened to our fans,” said Akron RubberDucks owner Ken Babby. “It was evident that our fans wanted to honor the history of Akron and the rubber industry while creating a new identity that was fun, exciting, and family-friendly, just like our baseball team. We are proud to move forward as the Akron RubberDucks and look forward to creating many amazing memories for our great fans.”
The minor league team plays at Canal Park in Akron.
Blue Flame, Racing Yellow, Fire Orange and Tire Black are the club’s new official colors.
The Akron RubberDucks are the first professional baseball team to use that color combination.
New uniforms for the 2014 season will be unveiled at a later date.
Rely on Fox 8 News and FOX8.com for more information on the name change as details are released.
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