Meet San Francisco’s Newest Pro Sports Team, the Unicorns
The Bay Area’s newest professional team unveiled its name and logo as the San Francisco Unicorns geared up for their inaugural Major League Baseball (MLC) season on Friday.
Unicorns will wear orange, light blue and dark blue, Their colors represent the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
“The Bay Area is home to extraordinary people and companies that change the world. The term unicorn is used in pop culture to denote exceptional talent or potential, whether it’s an athlete or a Silicon Valley startup,” said lead investors Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan. “Our San Francisco Unicorns have a fantastic opportunity to represent all fans of the world’s second largest sport in the Bay Area.”
While the Unicorns represent San Francisco, their inaugural season won’t take place in San Francisco or the Bay Area or anywhere in Northern California. The inaugural MLC season will be played in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, Texas, between Dallas and Arlington. The MLC is converting the former minor league baseball stadium, Grande Prairie Stadium, into a 7,000-seat cricket stadium.
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The season will run from July 13-30, with each team playing five regular-season games. The MLC plays Twenty20 matches, which take about three hours, rather than days-long test matches.
Two other members of the six-team league, Seattle Orca and washington liberty, published their names and logos. Dallas, Los Angeles and New York have yet to do so.The Unicorns will get their first players This Sunday through the domestic player draft.
While the Unicorns will be playing their inaugural season nearly 2,000 miles from their namesake city, there are A cricket stadium with a capacity of up to 15,000 is planned for the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Josecapitalizing on the sport’s popularity in the South Asian community.
Cricket requires larger fields than any other American sport; the sport’s smallest fields are typically 150 yards wide, too large for existing baseball or soccer fields. Building a cricket ground in the Bay Area could also open up opportunities for hosting AFL games using a similar venue.
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