The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (Single-A, Carolina League) have announced a 10-year partnership with Atrium Health that includes naming the city’s new, state-of-the-art baseball stadium, Atrium Health Ballpark. Read more here.
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New Cannon Ballers Ballpark Gets a Name
‘Boomer’ Takes Flight with Cannon Ballers
PRESS RELEASE – For months Cabarrus County residents have welcomed a big-headed, mustachioed daredevil into their hearts, businesses, and homes without even knowing his name. That changed today when the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced their mascot’s name: Boomer.
Cannon Ballers & Kinetic Link Up to Enhance Fan Experience
PRESS RELEASE – With the opening of the Kannapolis Sports and Entertainment Venue less than 100 days away, the team revealed a Founding Partnership with Kinetic by Windstream that includes wireless internet access for all fans attending games and other events. As part of the alliance, the 6,000-square foot premium hospitality space on the suite level will be known as the Kinetic Club.
Grass Installation Marks Major Milestone in Kannapolis Ballpark Project
On Friday, crews laid the final rolls of sod transforming the Kannapolis Sports and Entertainment Venue (SEV) from a construction zone into a green oasis where the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (Single-A, South Atlantic League) will play their first game on April 16, 2020. Read press release here.
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Cannon Ballers Merchandise Selling Fast, Learn More About the History and Development Behind the New Brand
Merchandise for the former Kannapolis Intimidators (Single-A, South Atlantic League) is flying off the shelves. Due to overwhelming demand, the “Kannapolis Cannon Ballers” downtown retail store will remain open for the foreseeable future inside the former 46 Restaurant. Read more here. Read about the branding “home run” here. For those interested in learning more about the origins of the name and development of the brand by Dan Simon of Studio Simon, watch the video below (Dan is featured at the 14:37 mark):
Filed under Branding & Marketing, Merchandising
It’s the ‘Kannapolis Cannon Ballers’
PRESS RELEASE – In a nod to the historical significance of Kannapolis as a mill town whose history is tightly woven with America’s Pastime, the community gathered Wednesday to celebrate the team’s new identity. The event’s location at the Historic Gem Theater celebrated the old, while its continuation outside along the West Avenue Streetscape also lauded the new.
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Kannapolis Team Gets New Name Tonight
They’ve been known as the Phillies, the Boll Weevils, and the Intimidators, and on Wednesday night the minor league baseball team in Kannapolis (NC) will unveil its newest incarnation. Read more here. Read more from the team here.
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Ballpark Beam Signing in Kannapolis
Putting graffiti on public property is usually frowned upon by public officials. This week, though, Kannapolis invited the public to leave its mark on the new Sports and Entertainment Venue (SEV) being built downtown. Read more here.
The last steel beam for the SEV is at City Hall! Come sign your name before 5 p.m., May 23.https://t.co/fVBMnl6VVT pic.twitter.com/5c7r2BGQQi
— Kannapolis, NC (@Kannapolis) May 21, 2019
Kannapolis Downtown Redevelopment Underway
As part of a $300-million downtown redevelopment plan, a new ballpark is being built for the Kannapolis Intimidators (Single-A, South Atlantic League). Still to come are hundreds of apartments, shops, offices and a hotel. Read more here.
Intimidators Pen Open Letter to Fans, Address Concerns About Rebranding
What a week! Within 24 hours of announcing the Branded New by You campaign, over 300 of you had submitted really terrific ideas. That number grew quickly, and each day our team pored over your recommendations. In all, we received 1,223 submissions. Continue reading
Kannapolis Baseball Seeks Community’s Help to Rebrand Team
PRESS RELEASE – As the Kannapolis Class A baseball franchise moves toward a new era of baseball at the City of Kannapolis’s Sports and Entertainment Venue, the team invites the community to help rename the franchise. Today the team launches its “Branded New By You” campaign and is asking community members to suggest names to help define the team’s new identity. In addition to a new name, the rebrand will include a new logo and mascot. The new identity will debut after the 2019 season ends.
Temerity Baseball Purchases Kannapolis Intimidators
PRESS RELEASE – Temerity Baseball, LLC, today acquired the Kannapolis Intimidators, a single-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Temerity Baseball will be working closely with the City of Kannapolis on completion of the new state of the art Kannapolis Sports and Entertainment Venue in time for the opening of the 2020 baseball season. The SEV will be the anchor of a revitalized and vibrant urban core.
Kannapolis Breaks Ground on New Downtown Ballpark
On Tuesday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new baseball stadium to be built for the Kannapolis Intimidators (Single-A, South Atlantic League). City officials called the project a catalyst that will help transform the downtown area on the other side of the ballpark. Read more and watch news report here.
Kannapolis Approves New Downtown Ballpark
The Kannapolis City Council unanimously approved a $52 million, 5,000-capacity minor league baseball stadium in downtown Monday night. The stadium is expected to be ready for the 2020 season. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Stadium Issues
Kannapolis Council to Consider Downtown Redevelopment Plan Tonight
On Monday, January 22, the Kannapolis (NC) City Council will hear a proposal from Corporate Realty, Inc., a firm who would like to invest approximately $300 million in new construction and redevelopment of properties in downtown Kannapolis. Read more here. Learn more about the project here.
Kannapolis Approves New Ballpark Design
The Kannapolis (NC) City Council has approved a design for the new baseball stadium presented by architecture firm Populous. Read more and view rendering here.
Kannapolis Approves Funding for Downtown Ballpark and Streetscape Work
Kannapolis City Council approved spending roughly $500,000 on architectural designs that will change the streetscape of downtown Kannapolis (NC). They’ve also approved spending $2.4 million on architectural designs for a downtown sports and entertainment venue. Read more here.
Kannapolis Continues to Ponder Downtown Ballpark
The Kannapolis (NC) City Council continues to discuss the possibilities of relocating the Intimidators baseball stadium to downtown Kannapolis and part of that conversation has included information from the consultant firm Brailsford & Dunlavey. Read more here.
Council Sets One-Year Deadline for Ballpark Decision
Kannapolis (NC) City Council just gave itself a year to decide whether to include a new stadium for the Kannapolis Intimidators (Single-A, South Atlantic League) in its $250 million plan to revitalize downtown. Read more here. New team owners sign new lease here.
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City Looks Forward to Working with New Intimidators Ownership on New Downtown Ballpark Plan
The Kannapolis Intimidators (Single-A, South Atlantic League) are under new ownership as the team prepares for the upcoming 2016 season, and the twenty year old stadium is in need of an upgrade or replacement, according to city leaders. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Stadium Issues
Kannapolis Continues with Downtown Ballpark Exploration
By a narrow vote of 4-3 on Monday, the Kannapolis (NC) City Council decided to proceed with phase 2 of the ballpark planning study to determine whether to build a new baseball stadium downtown for the Kannapolis Intimidators (Single-A, South Atlantic League). Read more here.
Filed under Market & Location, Stadium Issues
Kannapolis Pondering Downtown Ballpark
The city of Kannapolis (NC) will soon own its downtown, but city leaders say they still need a “game changer” like apartments and a new downtown stadium for the Kannapolis Intimidators (Single-A, South Atlantic League) to light the fuse on a development boom. Read more here.