Minor League Baseball announced on Monday that the Omaha Storm Chasers were among the top 25 organizations for licensed merchandise sales for 2016. It marks the first time the Storm Chasers have been among the top 25 since the Storm Chasers' inaugural season at Werner Park in 2011.
"We are thrilled to have earned our way on to this list for the second time" said Storm Chasers President and General Manager Martie Cordaro. "Not only is this proof of our great and loyal fanbase, but a testament to the efforts of our Merchandise Department led by Assistant General Manager Laurie Schlender and her staff."
Overall, all 160 teams combined to set a Minor League Baseball record with $68.3 million in licensed merchandise sales, a five percent increase for the 2015 total. The numbers are based on total licensed merchandise sales from January 1 through December 31, 2016, and include the 160 teams in the domestic-based leagues that charge admission to their games.
"Minor League Baseball team names and logos continue to be some of the most creative and fun in all of professional sports and are valuable marketing tools for their clubs," said Sandie Hebert, Minor League Baseball's Director of Licensing in a press release issued by Minor League Baseball. "Each year a few teams choose to create new identities and it's always interesting to see the fan reaction and how that translates into merchandise sales."
Storm Chasers licensed merchandise can be purchased at the Storm Front Team Store from noon until 6:00pm Monday through Saturday, and during Storm Chasers contests, at Werner Park. Fans may also shop at any time online by clicking here.
The Omaha Storm Chasers are the Triple-A Affiliate of the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals and play at Werner Park in Papillion, Sarpy County, Nebraska. For more information please visit omahastormchasers.com and also follow us on Twitter @omastormchasers and "Like" us at facebook.com/omahastormchasers.
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