Zephyrs’ new identity to be revealed in November

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Zephyr FieldNew Orleans’ minor-league baseball team has played its last game as the Zephyrs. That is old news.

The new identity of the team will be revealed at a news conference on Nov. 15, team vice president and general manager Cookie Rojas said Tuesday at the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club at The Cannery.

Rojas also spoke about the eight-game Catholic League football schedule to be played at what is still known for now as Zephyr Field. That series opens Friday night when John Curtis faces Brother Martin in a game to be televised nationally on ESPNU.

The final details to the ballpark for its football configuration are just about done, Rojas said.

Rojas also hinted that the “Shrine on Airline” moniker would remain for the ballpark, but did not indicate how the club’s new nickname might or might not play into the official name of the facility going forward.

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Lenny has been involved in college athletics since the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane; since then, he has remained involved in college sports. He works in television production of many college sporting events and served briefly as managing editor of New Orleans Metro Sports Magazine. Lenny also served for 11 years on the management…

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