Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Announce 10-Year Partnership With Atrium Health
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers have announced a 10-year partnership with Atrium Health which includes naming the new baseball stadium, Atrium Health Ballpark.
Atrium Health and the Cannon Ballers have combined more than 100 years of service to Cabarrus County and surrounding communities under previous facility and team names, a news release said.
The Mayor of Kannapolis, Darrell Hinnant, believes that Atrium Health has been an integral part of the City for decades and has been around for many milestones for the community.
“It is very fitting that Atrium Health Ballpark will now be home to countless happy memories for future generations of Cabarrus and Rowan families,” Hinnant said.
The partnership will help grow their support for the Kannapolis community and surrounding cities through a long-standing partnership with the local sports team and entertainment venue.
“Atrium Health Ballpark will be the place to go starting April 16. We are thrilled that one of the team’s and area’s biggest and longest supporters has committed to the Cannon Ballers and Kannapolis’s success in this significant way,” General Manager Matt Millward said in a news release.
The ballpark will have a 4,930-seat capacity for fans with the option of traditional fixed seats, family picnic areas, loge boxes and an elevated Sky Lounge giving a great view of all the action on the diamond.
The ballpark also features a 20,000 square foot children’s area which was built around a custom three-story Berliner play structure and an interactive splash pad, a news release said. Coupled with eight suites, the suite level is home to 6,000 square feet of premiere banquet space, the Kinetic Club, which will be used on game days for hospitality and as an event rental space year-round.
In addition to the baseball games the team plans to provide music concerts and community events. On non-game days, the facility will be open to the public as a Kannapolis park from sunrise to sunset.
“This partnership is an exciting opportunity to partner with the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers to support the community through athletics and promote health awareness,” Chris Bowe the Senior Vice President, Northeast Market at Atrium Health said in a news release. “Atrium Health is committed to providing health, hope and healing for all, and this relationship allows us to give back and create a positive impact in the region.”
Atrium Health will provide game day medical care around the stadium and inside the Atrium Health First Aid Suite as a part of the them being the Official Healthcare Provider for the baseball team.
The health provider will also sponsor health fairs and provide preventive information and local resources that support whole health care.
“From day one, we knew Atrium Health was the kind of partner we wanted in this important role, because their values and goals align with Minor League Baseball and our families,” Cannon Ballers Premier Partnerships Lead Chris Semmens said in a news release. “It’s a natural fit, and one that we’re all confident will be fruitful for years to come.”
Opening Day at Atrium Health Ballpark is Thursday, April 16, 2020. For more information or to buy tickets for this historic night, visit KCBallers.com.