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The Petersburg Generals are excited to introduce a new logo, which replaces the simplistic baseball centered in the middle of a star logo. The new logo captures the history of the city of Petersburg featuring a civil-war era shield with patriotic flowing bunting which reflects the waves of the Appomattox River. The main highlight of the new logo features the team’s strong and very powerful mascot Peter S. Bird carrying the banner in his beak.
General Manager Ryan Massenburg states, “We needed a distinctive, memorable, kid friendly logo that would convey our message. All of the teams in Coastal Plain League have creative, inviting and distinctive team logos that represents their brand. Now the Petersburg Generals Logo will join the other CPL teams in featuring creative, inviting and a stand out team logo”.
During baseball season, the players provide community service by visiting schools, hospitals, senior centers and libraries. The players read to the students and seniors as well as sign baseball cards and provide hugs/smiles. The leading question from most of the students referring to the team logo was “why is there a baseball inside of a star?”. The players would often respond, “it’s just the team logo”. Now, players will respond by giving students a little history of the city as it relates to the new logo.
The logo is not the only new item that will transform our brand, as the Generals home field will bolster a new digital scoreboard and sound system - a sponsorship provided by Tri-City Regional Disposal & Recycling Services and Container First Services. The in-game entertainment will provide even more thrills than last year and provide a lifetime of memories.
The season opener is May 27 against the Wilson Tobs; game time 7:05 p.m. The beautiful Petersburg Sports Complex, located at 100 Ballpark Rd. Petersburg, VA, will serve as the home field for all 28 of the Generals’ home games.
About the Coastal Plain LeagueThe Coastal Plain League (CPL) is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 19th season in 2015, the CPL features 15 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Further more, the CPL has had over 1,200 alumni drafted and 75 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII.
For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at CoastalPlain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us on Twitter (@CPLBaseball). For additional information, please call 804-733-2394 or 804-722-0141 or visit us on the web at www.petersburggenerals.com.