LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — The Lexington Legends have a new neighbor to welcome into the city’s professional baseball scene. A new baseball team made its grand reveal on Tuesday in Lexington.
The Kentucky Wild Health Genomes have officially joined the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, which is the same league that the Lexington Legends play in. The league is an official partner league of Major League Baseball.
Both teams will play their home games in the stadium that the Legends played in last season, formerly called Lexington Legends Ballpark. The name has officially changed to Wild Health Field and will undergo a transformation from its grass to a new turf field.
A total of 123 games will be played at the stadium this summer, which will be the second-highest total of professional baseball games in one stadium across the entire country.
The Lexington Legends ownership group and CEO Andy Shea will run the Genomes team as well.