The Amarillo Sod Poodles have announced their name, but the Texas Panhandle’s new baseball team still has much to do before opening day, now scheduled for April 8 of next year.
As The Amarillo Globe-News reports, the team plans to announce a mascot-naming contest in the coming weeks. In addition, the team’s ownership will sell the ballpark’s naming rights later this month, and the team’s uniforms will be revealed in January.
Last week, city officials awarded the contract for the ballpark’s scoreboard to Prismview, a company in Utah, for over $1.6 million. Prismview will also provide the park’s audio and video production systems.
Amarillo Sod Poodles President and General Manager Tony Ensor told the Globe-News that he’s thrilled with the ballpark’s progress, noting that the team is already 85 percent of the way toward its season-ticket goal. The team will soon begin offering half-season tickets, as well as other specials. “Everything is going according to schedule,” said Ensor.