Kokomo soccer team announces new ‘bug-tastic’ name

(Photo Provided/City of Kokomo)

KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) – The Premiere Development League (PDL) has announced the new name of the Kokomo soccer team that has local ties to the city.

The team will now be known as the Kokomo Mantis Football Club (FC) and has the fun nickname of the KokoMantis.

“Kokomo Mantis FC is named after the iconic, discussion-creating, and even lovable, public art piece the KokoMantis. We are happy about the fan’s and MKE’s decision to name our soccer team after it. The Kokomo area is a large, untapped market for PDL soccer, so we are excited about the passionate, loyal following Kokomo Mantis FC will generate.” Said Mayor Greg Goodnight.

The team will unveil their uniforms and the schedule in early Spring.

Christopher Cox was the winner of the name, and won a variety of prizes.

For more information on the team, click here. 

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