If you own an Oklahoma RedHawks hat, it's about to become a collector's item. Beginning in 2009, the Pacific Coast League baseball team will be known as the Oklahoma City RedHawks. A new color scheme, new uniforms and a new logo are also planned, managing partner Scott Pruitt said Thursday. The new logo will be unveiled Sept. 15 at the Triple-A Championship Game Gala. The changes' public unveiling will be at the the Sept. 16 Triple-A Championship game at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. Under minor league baseball rules, the changes cannot be announced until the final homestand of the regular season. "The name change was the top priority,” Pruitt said. "I think the fans questioned, rightfully so, at the beginning, their tax investment wasn't reflected in the team name. We think the benefit is very strong by including Oklahoma City in the name.” The current colors will be changed from brick red and black, to red and navy blue, similar to the colors used by the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox. There will be a new logo designed by branding firm Studio Simon, which is based in Louisville, Ky. Pruitt said the company has worked extensively with minor league teams and has also designed Super Bowl logos. Pruitt said the change in name isn't related to the arrival of the soon-to-be-named Oklahoma City NBA franchise, which will include the city's name in its branding. The Blazers' hockey team and Yard Dawgz' arenafootball2 team include Oklahoma City in their names. Pruitt and co-owner Bob Funk inherited the team name, logo and color scheme when they purchased the RedHawks in 2004. "I think if you ask anybody who buys a business, particularly one like ours, you want it to reflect your ownership group,” Pruitt said. "When we bought the club and looked at the identity, we wanted it to reflect who we are. We wanted to do the right thing, so even back then it made a lot of sense to us that it should be Oklahoma City.” Designer Dan Simon began working on the project in December, bouncing ideas off Pruitt and others in the organization. Some minor league logos have a cartoonish flair to them. Pruitt wanted something different. "I think the lower you get into the minors, it becomes more and more about selling family entertainment,” Simon said. "But with a Triple-A team, it's one step away from the Major Leagues. It's a different kind of product, so the pendulum swings to the other side. It's still very much about family entertainment, but it's a more professional look.” Simon said he believes the new logo and color scheme are more evocative than the current one, but fans will always have their own standards. "I don't want to sound like I'm horn tooting, but our job is to help the client achieve their vision, and I think we nailed that,” he said. The RedHawks will expand their offerings of merchandise on-line and at its outlet store in Penn Square Mall. The new uniform will feature an "OKC” logo and a new team logo as its secondary mark. The team will have the option of two home uniform combinations, a road uniform and a uniform for batting practice. All of the new logos will be printed on merchandise.