To bring together the community around baseball, while showing viability and support for putting Raleigh in the conversation for a Major League team.
Here's how you can take action
The first thing you can do is add your name and email to the petition by clicking ‘Join the Movement’ in the menu bar. We will use that list to show the level of support and to keep you updated on events and news around the movement. Here are some other ways you can get involved.
Attend the events.
Come out to one of our events where we’ll hang out, sell merch and talk baseball. We’ll be at some of your local breweries and art galleries around town. Swing by and meet others who are passionate about bringing pro baseball to Raleigh.
Get the gear.
There’s no better way to grow the movement than rolling around town with an MLB Raleigh t-shirt, or the official Raleigh ‘on-field’ cap. Check out the store and pick up shirts, hats, pennants and more.
Spread the word.
Follow us @MLBRaleigh and spread the word on social media using the hashtags #RaleighOnDeck #OakCityVsTheWorld #MLBExpansion #MLB. Engage the media and national baseball personalities to help put Raleigh in the conversation.
Activate the Community
Bring the community together around a platform that educates, activates, and excites, allowing us all to be organized in our support for MLB in Raleigh.
Create a Buzz
Keep information actively flowing while equipping the community with everything they need to spread the word. We want the attention of city leaders, investors and MLB itself.
If needed, we'll help assemble a management group that works to connect city leaders, investors, and consultants to get the ball rolling, financially.
Keep it Going
Eventually, transition from 'MLB Raleigh' to the first fan group ever that helped create the team they're rooting for.
Based on the numbers, there is no reason that Raleigh shouldn’t at least be in the conversation for a Major Leauge Baseball expansion team. However, there are other reasons we believe a movement like this was necessary.
The MLB Raleigh movement is a true community collaboration. Some of the area’s top creatives, local business owners and baseball enthusiasts joined forces, donating their time, talents and support to help bring baseball to Raleigh (and to do some social good along the way.)
No one was paid in the making of this movement.