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Local mascot gets makeover

 SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- Swoop, the South Bend Silver Hawks mascot, debuted a new look today.

Swoop officially announced the makeover on twitter, Wednesday morning.

The mascot had been giving twitter followers picture clues all week.

He has a new white jersey and new smile.

ABC 57 caught up with the Silver Hawks owner, Andrew Berlin, to get his thoughts on Swoop's new look.

Berlin said, "Swoop needed a little plastic surgery.  So, we decided to go for a whole new Swoop.  He's a friendlier, happier, lighter Swoop for the poor guy, that's gotta be in that costume in August."

Swoop isn't the only one getting a makeover, Coveleski Stadium will also see some changes this year; including a water park and more seating.

The Silver Hawks' home opener is April 9. 

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