Have you heard Spartanburg, SC, is getting a new baseball team? That’s correct! Spartanburg will soon have a baseball team calling the Hub-City home, after thirteen years without a home team to cheer on! Welcome, Spartanburgers!
Who Are the Spartanburgers?
The Spartanburgers are the newest member of the Coastal Plain League. Following an extensive name the team contest that received over 700 responses, finalists were narrowed down to the Spartanburgers, Sluggers, and Conductors. The Spartanburgers name was selected by the team after reviewing potential team logos and marketing opportunities prepared by SPARK Business Strategies based in Wilmington, North Carolina.
The Spartanburgers join a plethora of food-themed team names in the League, including the Savannah Bananas, Macon Bacon, and the Tri-City Chili Peppers.
Brad Caldwell, the founder of SPARK, remarked, “We really like the uniqueness of the Spartanburgers name and marks, and the ‘50’s diner theme provides a cool retro look and feel while offering a whole new marketing concept for the team to pursue. It’s certain to be the ONLY Spartanburgers team name in the nation.”
Matt Perry, Spartanburgers Team co-owner, was at the event and shared this about the new team, “We’ve found that Spartanburg takes great pride in creating a unique identity for itself, from downtown development to new beautification efforts. The Spartanburgers team name fits that mold, in providing a moniker that is unique to the city, the region, and the nation. The 50’s diner theme only adds to that allure. We expect the Spartanburgers to create tremendous exposure for Spartanburg for decades to come.
Those who live in the area know the market is blessed with numerous and historical burger restaurants. In turn, as the market is often referred to as the “burg”, one could humorously assume those from the area are “burgers”. Spartanburgers provides a fun way to tie everything together.”
Where You Can Watch The Spartanburgers Play
The Spartanburgers will be playing more than 30 home games at renovated Duncan Park starting on Thursday, May 27th as the team hosts the Lexington County Blowfish. The team expects to launch merchandise sales on Monday, March 1st, and will be providing further details regarding the upcoming launch of the Spartanburger’s new website.
What Is The Coastal Plain League?
The Coastal Plain League is a 15-team circuit that hosts elite college players who are honing their playing skills in the summer before returning to their college team or entering professional baseball. Known as one of the top summer collegiate leagues in America, the Coastal Plain League is celebrating its 25-year anniversary this season. In its history, the League has had more than 1,500 alumni drafted by Major League Baseball and annually adds another 100 or so players to that growing list. The impressive list of Major League alumni includes World Series champions Justin Verlander, Kevin Youkilis, Ryan Zimmerman, and Greg Holland.
Celebrate With A Burger in Spartanburg
This exciting announcement now has everyone seeking out Spartanburgs yummiest new mascot! If you are looking for a delicious burger in the ‘Burg, we have a few places you should definitely hit up! Check out our guide to Delicious Burgers in Spartanburg.