Happening Today: Three finalists for the New Orleans Zephyrs new name

Happening Today: New Orleans Zephyrs get a new name

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Zephyrs will reveal their new team name during a ceremony at Zephyr Field today.

The three finalists are:

  • Baby Cakes
  • Tailgators
  • Night Owls

The unveiling will be streamed online via Facebook Live for fans to watch beginning at 5:30 p.m.

"We are very excited to see this process come to fruition in just a short time," said Zephyrs General Manager and Senior Vice President Cookie Rojas. "This journey has been very exciting for all of us in the organization, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to give the fans a team that they can truly relate to and call their own."

Entering their 25th season in 2017, the franchise will retire the Zephyrs name which had carried over with the team from Denver in 1993.

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