The Northwoods League college summer team in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has been called the Green Bay Rockers since 2021. In 2018, just three years before adopting their current name, the franchise was called the Green Bay Bullfrogs and they were considering options for a new name. The options included the short-lived name they would settle on, „Green Bay Booyah,“ and four runners-up: Cheese Curds, Tailgaters, Wurst, Old Fashioneds, and Supper Clubbers.
The name Supper Clubbers also surfaced as a finalist in a team name contest for another Wisconsin-based team. When the Beloit Snappers were rebranded as the Beloit Sky Carp in 2021, Supper Clubbers was one of the five final options.
Although the Supper Clubbers were rejected twice by two different teams, they will come to life for three night games of the Green Bay Rockers in 2024.
The temporary nickname pays homage to a Wisconsin tradition, nostalgic supper clubs where locals enjoy chicken, fish, salad bars, beer, old-fashioned dishes, and other home cooking. The Rockers‘ temporary branding is meant to evoke the distinctive decor of a Friday night at a supper club.
“The neon light of the Supper Clubbers lettering is meant to exude the warm, welcoming glow of the open sign at your favorite supper club,” said Alex Dozek, the graphic designer who created the Supper Clubbers jersey branding, on the team’s website. “As we wear the jerseys on Friday, they’ll be frying fish and making old fashioneds. These are represented by the fish on our game caps and the state of Wisconsin on the jersey sleeve styled as a glass with an orange and cherry on a cocktail pick.”
The team will wear the uniforms on June 7, June 21, and July 26.