The Kannapolis Intimidators (Low A; Sally League) are under new ownership, as Temerity Baseball, LLC, has officially acquired the club. Temerity, led by Andy Sandler of Temerity Capital Partners of Washington, D.C., is purchasing the team as it plans to open a new downtown Kannapolis ballpark in 2020.
Temerity Baseball will work with the City of Kannapolis on completion of the new Kannapolis Sports and Entertainment Venue (SEV). The SEV will be the anchor of a larger downtown redevelopment intiaitve.
“As a lifelong baseball player and fan, I am excited to partner with the White Sox organization and the South Atlantic League in bringing an affordable family-friendly baseball experience to the Kannapolis region,” says Temerity Baseball CEO and President Andy Sandler. “We also look forward to partnering with the City of Kannapolis to bring a broader entertainment experience to the SEV. We appreciate the vision and support of both the City and Cabarrus County in this ambitious endeavor.”
In addition to the Intimidators’ home games each season, Temerity Baseball aims to make the new Sports & Entertainment Venue a year-round destination for the community with special events like concerts and festivals, a children’s play area, and other community amenities. The team and Kannapolis hope to regularly welcome families and residents to the venue as often as possible on non-event days.
“We welcome Andy and the members of Temerity Baseball to the City of Kannapolis,” said City of Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant. “We look forward to a new era of great baseball with the Kannapolis Intimidators. Our City Council has committed to the success of the team with the approval of the construction of the Sports and Entertainment Venue and the investment of the Downtown Revitalization Project. We are realizing our vision for a prosperous economic partnership together.”
“The South Atlantic League is pleased to welcome Andy and his Temerity Baseball team to our family. The City of Kannapolis has made a substantial commitment to the South Atlantic League and Minor League Baseball with the approval of the Sports & Entertainment Venue, and Andy and his team provide the stability and resources for a successful future of the Kannapolis franchise,” stated South Atlantic League President Eric Krupa.
Image of Andy Sandler (at podium) courtesy Kannapolis Intimidators.
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