Flying Squirrels home opener Thursday night

Written by Gene Petriello - bio | email
Posted by Iva Radman – email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)--The Diamond is transformed and the Flying Squirrels are ready to take Richmond by storm.

It's been an interesting and somewhat "nutty" few months since the team announced they would play ball in the city.

First, the team was looking for a nickname. They came up with 5 finalists and a wild card sixth name that certainly surprised more than a few. Then came the pick--the Flying Squirrels. After that, the mascot, Nutzy.

Inside the walls of the Diamond, things have changed big time. New banners now line the concrete walls. New concessions stands are in place and more.

Just a month ago dozens of people showed up to be the first to get their hands on tickets for opening day.

The game starts Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. at the Diamond.

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