The Edmonton Football Team asked for name submissions from fans as the franchise works through the process of selecting a new moniker.
Over 13,000 submissions were received. The EE Football Team would not share the exact amount of votes cast for each option, so in no particular order the top 10 list:
Edmonton is working on a new name to be unveiled in the early spring of 2021. The board of directors made the decision to discontinue the use of the word “Eskimo” in the team’s name in July. President Chris Presson has ruled out “Empire” which is one of the most popular potential new names, according to the fans.
Since adopting the Eskimos name over 100 years ago, the franchise says it and its predecessor organizations have celebrated the hardiness and spirit of those who live in the north. The team’s values of community, integrity, respect and inclusion will not change with the new name.
The team has undertaken a comprehensive engagement process on a new name. That process will include research and engagement with season seat holders, casual ticket purchasers and partners. In the meantime, the franchise is going by either the EE Football Team and Edmonton Football Team.
It’s going to cost the franchise over $1 million dollars for the new name.