Frederick Atlantic Baseball Club Reveals New Team Name
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FREDERICK, MD – June 23, 2023 – Attain Sports and Entertainment announced today the name of its new Atlantic League Professional Baseball (ALPB) Club. The new team will be called the Spire City Ghost Hounds and will play at Nymeo Field in Frederick, Maryland. The name was selected using public input. Via a comprehensive submission and voting process, fans shared more than 1,500 potential team names and nearly 4,000 votes for the top five team name finalists.
The team has been wearing Question Mark jerseys in the colors of the State of Maryland flag since the beginning of the season, awaiting this week’s name reveal. During the Saturday, June 24 game, the second in a double header, the team made their grand entrance onto the field through fog, revealing the new Ghost Hounds logo and team colors to the fans.
“We are thrilled to unveil the new Spire City Ghost Hounds name and branding,” said Greg Baroni, CEO and Managing General Partner, Attain Sports and Entertainment. “As I’ve shared before, community and a culture of teamwork are at the heart of all that we do, and we have truly enjoyed engaging our fans in the process of naming the team. The energy at the stadium for Saturday’s team name reveal was electric and we plan to carry that momentum with us.”
The name “Spire City” has become synonymous with the City of Frederick, referencing the cluster of spires in the downtown area. “Spires” was also a popular community submission during the Name the Team promotion.
The Ghost Hound legend is local to the Frederick, Maryland area. Legend has it that in various parts of Frederick County, a phantom blue canine with fierce glowing eyes has haunted residents with its appearance—and just as quickly, its disappearance under the dimmed light of the moon’s glow.
All five team name finalists, together with City of Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor, were on the field for the ceremony. Prior to the new name reveal, each finalist was presented with a Question Mark jersey and four tickets to an upcoming Ghost Hounds game. Following the announcement of the new team name, Travis Tomblin, who submitted the winning Ghost Hounds name, was also presented a jersey and hat with the new branding, as well as season tickets.
“The excitement continued after the name was unveiled as the Ghost Hounds came from behind and scored seven runs in the seventh inning to walk-off and record the first victory in Spire City Ghost Hounds history—shortly after midnight or the “witching” hour,” said General Manager Andrew Klein. “Our victory was capped off with post-game fireworks presented by Attain Sports and Entertainment—the perfect way to end a groundbreaking night for the Ghost Hounds!”
About Attain Sports and Entertainment
Based in McLean, Va., Attain Sports and Entertainment owns and manages the Baltimore Orioles Double-A affiliate Bowie (MD) Baysox, the MLB Draft League Frederick (MD) Keys, and a yet to be named Atlantic League baseball team based in Frederick, Maryland. The company was formed in 2021 to present sports as affordable family-friendly entertainment with a commitment to community engagement, customer service, innovation, and the professional growth and development of its employees. For more information, visit www.attainse.com.
About the Spire City Ghost Hounds
The Spire City Ghost Hounds are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. With its inaugural season in 2023, the team plays its home games at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, Maryland. Season and group tickets are now available for the 2023 season. For more information, please call 301.815.9900 or visit us online at www.goghosthounds.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in 2023, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent over 1,200 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 45 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks throughout its 25-year history. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.