The new Green Bay soccer team announces a name

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – The New Soccer Team set to play at Capital Credit Union Park has officially announced their team name.

The Green Bay “Voyageurs” was introduced by the General Manager Dannon Anderson and the Managing Director Peter Wilt. The team name, logo, and colors were announced on Saturday at the Green Bay Distillery.

The name “Voyageurs” references the earliest European settlers of Northeast Wisconsin. Wisconsin and Green Bay’s connection to the French voyageurs dates back to 1634.

“Soccer fans from Green Bay and other local communities submitted hundreds of names for the team during this process,” Anderson said. “Voyageurs had more submissions (six) than any other name and it fit the community the best when we looked at the connections.

“Using a name that was submitted and voted by the fans provides a strong community connection. We asked for names that are connected to the history, geography or traditions of Northeastern Wisconsin and Voyageurs fits perfectly,” Wilt said.

The six who submitted the name will receive a limited edition scarf as a prize.