AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Aeros are no more. But the team isn’t moving anywhere.
Instead, the Double-A affiliate team of the Cleveland Indians has adopted a new identity, choosing to hue closer to the city’s iconic rubber industry.
So Tuesday morning, team owner Ken Babby announced the name change to the Akron RubberDucks , featuring a duck logo with tire-tread marks and font.
The new look brings a change in the color scheme too. Now the team will sport uniforms with colors like “Blue Flame, Racing Yellow, Fire Orange and Tire Black.”
These changes follow a successful year. According to a news release, more than 295,000 fans visited the team at Canal Park in downtown Akron in 2013.
Our news partners at the Akron Beacon Journal noted that, in the past, fans were asked to vote on name changes. But team owners made the call this time around.
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