PRESS RELEASE -The High Point Rockers, along with Truist announced today that the teams home stadium of BB&T Point will officially be rebranded as Truist Point this summer. The transition comes as a contribution of its naming rights partnership with the independent Atlantic League franchise.
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The High Point Rockers (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) held their inaugural home opener on Thursday, May 2, at the new BB&T Point in front of a reported crowd of 5,000. Read more here. View photo gallery here.
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— City of High Point (@CityofHighPoint) May 3, 2019
We're pleased to officially announce your Rockers mascot…HYPE!! pic.twitter.com/D7LU6amNP4
— High Point Rockers Baseball (@RockersBaseball) May 2, 2019
The High Point Rockers (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) have narrowed the list of possible names for the team’s mascot to nine, including Buck, Giddy Up, Hay Hay, Hobby, Thunder, Hutch, Hype, Ribbie and Splinter. Fans have until Sunday, April 28th at midnight to vote for their favorite. Click here to vote. In cased you missed it, the team unveiled their uniforms last month. Watch news report here.
Construction fencing surrounds BB&T Point in downtown High Point (NC). But for the first time, members of the High Point City Council were allowed behind the barrier to see how construction is progressing. Read more and watch news report here.
Dozens of High Point (NC) Baseball fans came out to BB&T Ballpark to celebrate the unveiling of the new team — The High Point Rockers (Independent Professional, Atlantic League). Watch news report and view photos here.
The ownership of the Atlantic League (Independent Professional) franchise coming to High Point (NC) has unveiled the three finalists for the the club’s name-the-team contest, which include the Dragon Claws, Rockers, and Splinters. Fans can vote now for their favorite name. The team’s name and logo set will be unveiled on July 21. Learn more and vote here.
With the ground broken and construction of BB&T Point well underway, it’s time to get your team named! What’s in a name? Everything! We have so much to draw from in coming up with a team name with High Point having an incredible history in furniture, textiles, trains, and even bus manufacturing, not to mention our Southern culture, hospitality, flora and fauna, great team name options abound. What’s yours? Read more here.
High Point (NC) broke ground today on its new $36-million, multi-use stadium to house a relocating Atlantic League (Independent Professional) franchise. In addition to the traditional turning of dirt, officials unveiled the name and logo for the new facility — BB&T Point Stadium. Read more and watch video here.
The official groundbreaking ceremony for High Point’s stadium will be at 11:30 a.m. on April 11 at the construction site at the corner of N. Elm Street and Gatewood Avenue. The stadium will serve as the home of the relocating Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League). Read more here.
In less than two weeks, a big undertaking begins in North Carolina’s furniture capital. The demolition of old buildings will begin December 1st, the first of many steps to make room for a downtown baseball stadium to house a franchise from the Atlantic League (Independent Professional). Read more here.
The High Point (NC) City Council voted 8-1 Monday to direct High Point staff to come up with an alternative financing plan for the proposed downtown stadium to be built for an Atlantic League (Independent Professional) franchise. Read more here.
Guilford County (NC) commissioners put off for 60 to 90 days a decision about helping High Point pay for a $30 million baseball stadium. Commissioners said Thursday that they will use the time to form a “working group” with High Point leaders to determine whether to go along with the project. Read more here.
Guilford County (NC) residents will get another chance tonight to voice their questions and concerns about the plan for a baseball stadium in downtown High Point. Read more and view renderings here.
Plans are moving forward to bring a baseball team and a multi-use stadium to downtown High Point (NC), and it appears the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) will be heading south to open a new chapter for the franchise. Read more and watch video here. Read about hotel project here.
Without the Furniture Market in town, the streets of High Point (NC) can seem almost ghost-like. But, the city is hoping to change that with the new ballpark. Last night, people were asked to envision restaurants, shops, hotels, and condos surrounding the yet-to-be-built ballpark. Read more and view news report here.
The City of High Point (NC) has picked Samet Corporation to lead the design build team for the new multi-use stadium downtown for an Atlantic League (Independent Professional) baseball franchise. The company also built BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem and First National Bank Field in Greensboro. Read more here.
High Point University President Nido Qubein will lead the city’s effort to build a minor-league baseball stadium and develop the surrounding area. Read more here.
The city said it has a commitment from the independent Atlantic League to provide a franchise to High Point (NC) if the stadium is built and suitable ownership emerges. Read more here (subscription required).
The High Point (NC) City Council approved spending up to $15 million to purchase land in downtown High Point for a multi-purpose stadium to serve as home of an Atlantic League (Independent Professional) baseball franchise. Read more and view renderings here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The High Point-Thomasville HiToms have agreed in principle with the city of Thomasville to remain at Historic Finch Field. Continue reading
Backers of a proposed downtown baseball stadium and multipurpose sports venue in High Point (NC) haven’t formally requested city funding, but some figures that have been bandied about have been in the $20 million range for the total cost of the facility. Read more here.
City officials are working with backers to bring a proposed 20-million dollar stadium to downtown High Point (NC). The High Point-Thomasville HiToms (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) would serve as the anchor tenant for the multi-purpose venue. Watch news report here.
A proposal for a new 3,500-capacity, mixed-use downtown ballpark for the High Point-Thomasville HiToms (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) was announced at the annual High Point Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Luncheon Tuesday. Read more and watch news report here.
PRESS RELEASE – The High Point – Thomasville HiToms have named Nkwa Asonye as the franchise’s Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the 2014 season, effective immediately. Asonye will handle the play-by-play duties for all HiToms home and road games and also act as the team’s primary media contact handling press releases and roster updates. Continue reading