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Biloxi baseball team naming contest starts at midnight

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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Baseball fans from across the coast are about to have the chance to choose the team name for the new Biloxi Baseball Club.

Do you think you know the best team name for the Biloxi Baseball Club? Starting Wednesday night at midnight, you will have your chance to play a part in naming the Gulf Coast's newest sports team.

The team naming contest will consist of two phases. During phase one, fans will submit name suggestions for approximately three weeks. Team officials ask that you include a short description of why the team should carry the name you're suggesting.

"We are looking for creative names that reflect the culture and essence of this community," said team General Manager Buck Rogers.

For the second phase, the list of suggestions will be narrowed down to just five finalists. Fans will then be able to vote for their favorite team name. The date for when the final voting will begin has not been determined yet.

"Biloxi will absolutely be a part of the name, but we are looking for a team name that really captures the heart and soul of the entire Gulf Coast community," said Rogers.

The fan who nominates the winning team name will be awarded with two tickets to the first home game in franchise history. Officials said in the event that more than one fan submits the winning name, a public drawing will be held to chose who gets the opening day tickets.

To enter the contest, just visit http://baseballbiloxi.com/ The team will begin taking submissions at midnight on Wednesday.

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