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Madison baseball team name vote raises concerns

The new team may not have the name of the city in the team name.

Posted: Jul 26, 2018 11:04 PM

Ballcorps released a list of ten names  that you can vote on for the team name.

When you go to vote online  you have the option of picking a locator name as well.

Your options are: Rocket City, North Alabama, or Madison.

That means the team could end up being called the "Rocket City Trash Pandas," the "North Alabama Thunder Sharks", or the "Madison Lunartics," amongst other combinations.

We got an email from a viewer who is upset about this, because the City of Madison is spending $46 million in tax payer money to build a new stadium.

The viewer thought it was a done deal for the location part of the team name to include the city "Madison." 

Other people in Madison aren't that concerned with it though.

"I realize its an independent town in its own right, but its so close it doesn't bother me," said Andrew Machemer.

"I mean, if they want to name it north alabama, huntsville, madison, any of those; you know, as long as they have a team here," said Michael Chenault.

WAAY 31 called Ballcorps Thursday night to get clarification on the agreement between the company and the City of Madison about the regional naming rights of the team, but we haven't gotten a call back yet.

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