New England Chowdahheads of the Frontier League Change Name to New England Knockouts

March 13, 2024  | 

Brockton, MA — The New England Chowdahheads, Frontier League’s newest professional baseball team debuting at Campanelli Stadium in spring 2024, has decided to change its name to the New England Knockouts.

The newest addition to the Massachusetts baseball landscape decided to change its name to one that is hyperlocal to its fanbase in and around the city of Brockton, while also paying homage to its deep-rooted boxing history and legacy. The team originally hosted a contest on its social media pages in November 2023 where its former moniker was the favorite amongst the five finalist choices.

“Although our soon-to-be fans voted in favor of our team being called the Chowdahheads, we heard loud and clear from our partners and others from Boston, through Providence and all the way down to Hartford that we might be missing a key opportunity to name our team in honor of our Host City, Brockton’s storied history of producing some of the best boxing talent in the world,” said Nick Desrosiers, senior vice president and general manager. “Undefeated Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano, along with Marvelous Marvin Hagler who was trained by prolific Brockton boxing trainers Pat and Goody Petronelli, were synonymous with the sport during their respective careers and were proud to hail from Brockton. We would be remiss not to acknowledge that, so we chose a team name that salutes the city of Brockton and acknowledges its role in defining their careers and their dominance in the squared circle.”

Due to the unique circumstances of the situation, the contest will honor two winners one for the Chowdahheads first submission and one for the Knockouts first submission. The New England Knockouts will play their inaugural game on Friday, May 10, 2024, against the Ottawa Titans as professional baseball returns to Campanelli Stadium for the first time since 2011. Tickets for the inaugural New England Knockouts 2024 season will go on sale soon. Please visit for the full 2024 Frontier League schedule.

About the New England Knockouts:

The New England Knockouts are an exciting addition to the Frontier League, set to kick off its inaugural season in 2024. With the support of passionate fans and a strong commitment to community engagement, the team aims to bring the thrill of professional baseball to New England for generations to come.

About the Frontier League:

The Frontier League, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball, recently completed its 30th season as the largest and longest running independent league. A league-record of more than 1.6 million fans saw Frontier League action in 2023. The Frontier League features 16 teams stretching from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Ohio River north to the St. Lawrence Seaway in Canada. For more information, visit

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