Welcome to “Hodgetown”! Home of the Amarillo Sod Poodles

The Amarillo Sod Poodles announced Thursday afternoon that they would be entering a naming-rights partnership renaming the ballpark to Hodgetown.

Hodgetown will recognize and give thanks to Jerry Hodge, who led the charge in helping bring the team to Amarillo.

The ending of the name ties in the Prairie Dog roots with “town”, defined as a colony of burrows connecting to form one large community.

“We approached Jerry with this name because he shares the common interest of positively impacting our community and has proven so over the last 50 years,” said Tony Ensor, President and General Manager of the Amarillo Sod Poodles.

The naming rights partnership will include promotional items and community affiliations throughout the Panhandle.

The team recently created the “Champions for Charity” program, which supports local charities with in-kind donations with help from Hodge and other founding partners