Baseball is in Their DNA: Legends announced second team, stadium name

Backed by Wild Health, names reflect sponsorship

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)A big announcement from the Lexington Legends Tuesday morning, welcoming a second team to the Atlantic League. The Legends revealed the new team will be the Wild Health Genomes, it says because baseball is in its DNA. Additionally, the stadium the Genomes will share with the Lexington Legends, formally known as Lexington Legends Ballpark, will now be named Wild Health Field.

 Andy Shea, president and CEO of the two teams, says players are excited for the new team as this name is one completely unique and not seen with any other sports team.

“We knew that we really wanted to look for an organization who’s values aligned with us. Who took sincere and genuine pride in giving back to the community and serving the community that they live, work, and play around,” says Shea. “Then we also knew we wanted someone who was uniquely interested in the game of baseball, let alone professional sports.”

The Wild Health Genomes are set to join the Lexington Legends in the Atlantic League exclusively for the 2022 season and will be managed by Mark Minicozzi.

Regarding the deepened partnership between the Lexington Legends and Wild Health, Shea says, “Wild Health will allow us to give back to the community and to our players. We have so many new exciting things happening at the ballpark. New team, new artificial turf field, new videoboard, and our new partner Wild Health makes for the perfect organization to spearhead it all alongside us!”

Wild Health Field is still undergoing renovations as artificial turf is put in along with a bigger video screen and new LED lights and signs. Wild Health Field hosts the Legends Opening Day April 21st, 2022. For tickets or more information on the full Genomes and Legends schedules please visit lexingtonlegends.com

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