Columbus Veleros Take the Field Every Friday Night this Season
The Columbus Clippers baseball team kicks off its 2019 season tonight. But each Friday home game during the year, the team will take the field under a different name.
Meet the Columbus Veleros!
As part of MiLB’s Copa de la Diversión program aimed at celebrating the Latin Community, 72 teams across the league will change their name and logo for multiple games throughout the season. Veleros is a direct translation of the regular Clippers namesake.
The 11-game run includes more than just a name change. Tonight and every Friday night during the season, the Right Field Plaza will become Veleros HQ, with a DJ spinning live Latin music, margarita specials, and a featured food item from El Vaquero Mexican Restaurants.
There’s new swag, too. Fans will be sporting Veleros red and teal featuring a baseball-themed sugar skull. The t-shirts, jerseys, hats and more are in high-demand. The Clippes’ website indicates there’s already a wait on shipping.
Learn more about the Veleros here.