When the baseball season opens on April 15th and the Omaha AAA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals take the field, what you will hear from the PA announcer is a new ball park, is a new name. “Here come your 2011 Storm Chasers!”
In a contest in which the team asked for names from fans, the list was narrowed down from hundreds of suggestions down to 24, then nine and eventually the winner. Sue Harold of Lincoln was among those who submitted the name Storm Chasers. A drawing was then held and Sue’s name was drawn as the individual who would receive two box seat season tickets and an official home team jersey personalized with “Harold” on the back.
The new Primary Logo features the team’s electrified “Storm Chasers” lettering with the new classic “O-Bolt” emblem behind. Royal blue, Twister gold, Blackout black and Radar red make up the club’s official colors, celebrating the franchise’s 42-year affiliation with the Kansas City Royals.