COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Columbia Fireflies released the 2017 South Atlantic League All-Star Game logo today. The game will be played on June 20, 2017, at Spirit Communications Park. This is the first time the South Atlantic League All-Star Game has come to the Palmetto State's capital since 1992.
The Fireflies' blue, neon yellow and green signature colors are prominently featured with the Firefly - serving as the centerpiece - breaking through a sharp five-pointed star. The logo was designed by Giovanni Difeterici of Period Three.
"A lot of time and effort was poured into designing the All-Star Game logo, I'm so proud of our brand team's tireless enthusiasm," Fireflies Team President John Katz said. "We are so excited to host the All-Star Game in the Midlands next June and the logo is a perfect symbol that emphasizes what our team has in store for the local community and the rest of the South Atlantic League."
In addition to the game itself, All-Star week will feature a home run derby on Monday, June 19, and a fan fest prior to the All-Star Game the following day.
Recent South Atlantic League All-Star Games have featured Major League superstars such as Bryce Harper, Anthony Rizzo, Madison Bumgarner and Jason Heyward. Other past participants have included Hall of Famers Tom Glavine, Nolan Ryan, Ryne Sandberg and Steve Carlton.
All-Star Game ticket information will be available soon.
About the Columbia Fireflies
The Columbia Fireflies are the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. Winners of Ballpark Digest's Best New Branding and Logo Award in 2016, the Fireflies play games across the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, including against in-state rivals in Charleston and Greenville. The team partnered with the city of Columbia and Hughes Development to construct Spirit Communications Park, a multi-use outdoor sports and entertainment venue at the center of the BullStreet development. The Columbia Fireflies are owned by Hardball Capital, owners of the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League and the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League. For more information, visit www.ColumbiaFireflies.com, or follow the Fireflies on Twitter (@ColaFireflies), Facebook (facebook.com/columbiafireflies) and all popular social media platforms.
About Spirit Communications Park
Spirit Communications Park, the 2016 Ballpark Digest Ballpark of the Year, is a 365-day per year multi-use sports and entertainment venue located in the heart of downtown Columbia, SC. Spirit Communications Park is the home ballpark for the Columbia Fireflies, the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. Designed for baseball, concerts, football, soccer and a host of other activities, the venue will seat approximately 9,000 for sporting events and up to 15,000 for major outdoor concerts. With 16 luxury suites and a 7,000 square-foot Club Level Lounge, Spirit Communications Park can also host everything from business meetings to wedding receptions, and everything in between. The venue's will be open 365 days a year and will serve as a public park, with the wrap-around concourse representing 1/3 of a mile for walkers and joggers. For more information, visit www.SpiritCommunicationsPark.com.