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PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash have added several talented people to their staff and promoted several current employees in preparation for their 11th season at BB&T Ballpark, which will begin on Thursday, April 16.
Following a banner 2018 season, during which the Dash led all High-A teams in attendance and topped the Carolina League in wins, the Winston-Salem franchise has been honored as the Class A recipient of the Bob Freitas Award, recognizing the top overall operation at each level of the Minor Leagues by Baseball America. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – C.J. Johnson will become president and general manager of the Winston-Salem Dash effective October 13, 2017 following the departure of long-time president Geoff Lassiter. Johnson joined the Dash in October 2012 as vice president, ticket sales. Lassiter has been named president of the Minor League Baseball’s Carolina League, which has ten member teams, including the Winston-Salem Dash. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Geoff Lassiter, who has served as president of the Winston-Salem Dash since 2010, will succeed John Hopkins as president of Minor League Baseball’s Carolina League effective January 1, 2018. The Carolina League consists of ten member teams. Hopkins has served as president of the Carolina League since 1984. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash are proud to announce several exciting additions to BB&T Ballpark for the 2017 season, including expanded backstop netting and a Video Wall in the Flow Club. These exciting new improvements will be ready for the Dash’s home opener on Thursday, April 13, the first of 71 home games during the 2017 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash’s 2017 season is less than 100 days away, and the organization has added several talented people to its front office team and promoted a few others in preparation for the home opener on Thursday, April 13. Continue reading
The Winston-Salem (NC) City Council unanimously approved a plan Monday for a major residential and commercial development at BB&T Ballpark, home of the Winston-Salem Dash (Single-A, Carolina League). Read more here.
The public will get its say today when a proposal by Brand Properties to carry out a major residential and commercial project at BB&T Ballpark comes before the Winston-Salem City Council for approval of a final development plan. Read more here.
The Winston-Salem Dash (Single-A, Carolina League) took down the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 8-0 Monday Night in front of a reported 8,147 fans — the second largest crowd in franchise history. Read more here.
The Winston-Salem (NC) City Council voted 7-1 Monday night to aid the development of residential and commercial development near BB&T Ballpark, home of the Winston-Salem Dash (Single-A, Carolina League). Read more here.
A group based in Atlanta announced plans Thursday morning to develop an area near BB&T Ballpark, home of the Winston-Salem Dash (Single-A, Carolina League), with a hotel, almost 600 luxury apartments and 300,000 square feet of retail space. Read more and view renderings here.
A record crowd of 8,184 showed up at BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem (NC) on the 4th of July, as the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League) were shut out 5-0 by the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Friday night’s crowd surpassed the previous record of 7,576, set last year on Independence Day. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash are happy to announce two new members of their broadcast team for the 2014 season. Dave Polaski will call the action with lead play-by-play broadcaster Brian Boesch for all 70 home games and select road games, while Lary Sorensen will join Boesch on all 13 Dash telecasts this year. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash and their sister company Rhino Sports & Entertainment Services have proudly announced four moves within their front office teams in advance of the Dash’s fifth season at BB&T Ballpark. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash and Nature’s Select partnered for a successful Movie Night at BB&T Ballpark last Saturday night. More than 3,000 people enjoyed Epic and plenty of other family-friendly entertainment, and these moviegoers contributed more than $6,000 and 1,000 toys’ worth of donations to Brenner Children’s Hospital. Continue reading
Forsyth County’s board of equalization and review ruled Thursday that the lease held by Sports Menagerie LLC on BB&T Ballpark, home of the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League), has no taxable value. As a result, the organization doesn’t owe a tax bill of about $340,000 for 2012. However, because the city helped build the stadium, the group has agreed to cover any lost property tax Continue reading
In North Carolina, there are a bevy of ballpark options for the distinguished fan. It can also be a paradise for the ballpark hunter to enjoy during the baseball season. However, the real fans are those living in the area trying to decide what to do on a summer night. Two newer facilities are making that choice a little easier. The Winston-Salem Dash and Greensboro Grasshoppers Continue reading
Despite dreams of movie theaters, shops, upscale apartments and restaurants for the acres of land around BB&T Ballpark, home of the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League), city planners have given the developer approval to build a 200-unit apartment complex on the property, without the required master plan for the area being submitted and approved. Read more here.
Brookstone Development Partners (BDP), the company behind the development of BB&T Ballpark, home of the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League), is seeking zoning approval for building a 200-unit, five-story apartment complex across from the stadium. BDP is owned by Billy Prim, who also owns the Dash. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – Fans will get a sneak peek of the 2012 All-Stars as BB&T Ballpark will open early prior to the California League – Carolina League All-Star Game in Winston-Salem on June 19. Fans will have the opportunity to get autographs from the All-Stars and watch batting practice prior to the Home Run Derby and 16th annual Advanced-A Midsummer Classic. Continue reading
BB&T Ballpark, home of the Single-A Winston Salem Dash (Carolina League), will play host to the inaugural Twin City Taps Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, August 13, from 12:00-6:00 p.m. The event will feature beers from 22 North Carolina craft breweries. Read more here.
The Single-A Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League) will wear uniforms tonight honoring the Winston-Salem Pond Giants, a semi-pro team that played from 1914-98. Former Pond Giants players and owners will be recognized, and during the game, fans can bid on jerseys worn that night in a silent auction.
Read more and watch video here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill visits BB&T Ballpark, home of the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League). Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash have partnered with WXII-TV to broadcast six Carolina League games on television this season. The games will be broadcast on WXII’s THIS Carolina channel beginning with this Friday’s home contest against the Salem Red Sox. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash issued the team’s 2010-11 Community Report today indicating that the team’s inaugural year at BB&T Ballpark was highly successful according to a number of key measures, including game attendance, job creation, revenue generation, community outreach and the team’s on-field record. Continue reading
The Winston-Salem (NC) City Council voted unanimously on Monday night to demand that the Winston-Salem Dash knock down 14 abandoned and boarded up homes that it owns on property across the street from BB&T Ballpark within 90 Days. The Dash have apparently been soliciting bids and permits to do the work since January. Team president Geoff Lassiter told the city it would be 30-60 days before the Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Fourth of July fireworks, Thirsty Thursdays, and summer-long entertainment highlight the promotional schedule for the 2011 season of Winston-Salem Dash baseball at BB&T Ballpark. Continue reading
The Forsyth County (NC) Board of Equalization and Review has lowered the value of BB&T Ballpark, home of the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash, from $36.4 million to $30 million. This reduces the amount Sports Menagerie LLC, the ballpark management company owned by Dash primary owner Billy Prim, must pay the county in property taxes from $418,600 to $344,700. Read more here.
The Forsyth County (NC) tax assessor has slapped Sports Menagerie, LLC with a $418,600 tax bill, after placing a $36.4 million value BB&T Ballpark, home of the Winston-Salem Dash. While the organization, which is owned by Dash primary owner Billy Prim, merely leases and manages the city-owned ballpark, it can be taxed on the value of the lease. Sports Menagerie is appealing the assessment. Read more here.
Joe Mock’s BaseballParks.com has named BB&T Ballpark, the new stadium for the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash, as the “Ballpark of the Year”. Read press release here.
The new BB&T Ballpark has been kind to the Carolina League’s Winston-Salem Dash this season. The team is averaging a league leading 4,584 fans per game, with less than a week to go in the regular season. The Wilmington Blue Rocks are a close second and still in the hunt for the attendance crown with an average of 4,538 per game. Read more and view news clip here.
The Winston-Salem Dash have come out strong by averaging 4,614 per game in their new $48.7 million ballpark during the club’s first two homestands. That said, we would expect nothing less from the Winston-Salem market with a ballpark of this nature and Mandalay Entertainment on board to organize the sales push. Read more here. Last year, the Dash averaged 901 per game and ranked #259 in our per game average attendance Mega-Rankings.
BB&T Ballpark, the new home for the Winston-Salem (NC) Dash, opened up with a bang as a reported 7,111 fans watched the Potomac Nationals defeat the Dash 5-4 in extra innings. Read more and view news clip here.
Winston-Salem Dash president Geoff Lassiter indicated yesterday that the team might charge $5 for cars to park at lots around the team’s new stadium, with proceeds going to the non-profit groups providing people to staff the lots. Apparently, there is nothing on the Dash’s ballpark lease contract with the city that would preclude the team from charging for parking. Read more here.
Okay, so a story about ballpark parking isn’t exactly sexy news, but it does illustrate the amount of parking a stadium needs to sufficiently accommodate fans. If fans have to wrestle for parking, it can negatively impact attendance, as the non-hard cores decide it’s not worth the hassle to go to a game. At the new 5,500-seat park in Winston-Salem, the 1,859 spaces planned will do the trick, if you figure three fans per car. Read more here.