By: KDKA-TV News Staff
CLEVELAND (KDKA) – The Cleveland Indians are planning to change their team name, according to a report in the New York Times.
The team made the decision to change the name after years of protest from fans and Native American groups.
The team could announce the name change plans as early as this week, and it’s not clear what the next steps will be in terms of a team name, brand change, and other franchise name change considerations.
Cleveland could go the same route as the Washington Football Team and, with the help of the public, choose a new name, according to the report.
The team has been called Indians since 1915 and moved away from their mascot Cheif Wahoo ahead of the 2019 season.
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