The home of the Kannapolis Intimidators (Low Class A; Sally League) has a new name, as the team sold naming rights to Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast.
The former Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium will be known as CMC–NorthEast Stadium when the Intimidators’ season starts Thursday, April 5.
“Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast has had a long and distinguished history of bringing excellent health care to residents of Cabarrus and Rowan counties. As part of our mission, we encourage healthy lifestyle habits including team sports and family activities,” said Phyllis Wingate, president of CMC-NorthEast. “Our partnership with the Kannapolis Intimidators continues a tradition throughout our 75-year history of supporting local companies and organizations, and encouraging activities that bring families together. We’re proud that the new stadium name reflects our ongoing support of local entities, and look forward to a continuing relationship between the Kannapolis Intimidators and CMC-NorthEast.”
The ballpark opened its gates in 1995 as Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium and hosted 17 seasons of professional baseball even after its namesake mill closed. With a new name, the ballpark also welcomes a new neighbor as CMC-Kannapolis recently opened. Naming rights to the ballpark were available under the terms of a new lease signed between the Intimidators and the city of Kannapolis: the city bought the ballpark for $3 million from Rowan County and immediately negotiated a new 15-year with Smith Family Baseball.
Image courtesy of the Kannapolis Intimidators.
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