The Kannapolis Intimidators (Low A; Sally League) are seeking a new name to take effect with the 2020 season, coinciding with the debut of a new downtown Kannapolis ballpark. The process began Wednesday, with the team issuing a call to fans to suggest new names.
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.
For 25 years, Kannapolis baseball fans have cheered on their hometown team as the Phillies, Boll Weevils and Intimidators. Kannapolis baseball looks to enter a new era with a new name and a new ballpark in a new downtown Kannapolis. The new Kannapolis Sports and Entertainment Venue is scheduled to open in April of 2020. The team will proudly carry the city’s name in its title when it moves into the SEV.
“We are excited to partner with the Kannapolis community in revitalizing the downtown anchored by the new Sports and Entertainment Venue,” said new team owner Andy Sandler. “Giving fans an even better game experience with a new team name, fresh logo and engaging mascot is a very important part of what is ahead for Kannapolis baseball and the city. We look forward to community participation in this exciting rebrand.”
Fans can submit their nominations for the team’s new name, along with an explanation of how and why it embodies Kannapolis professional baseball, by going to www.kannapolisballpark.com. The team will accept submissions from Wednesday, February 6 through Wednesday, February 13. Suggested names and feedback will be considered by the team as they work with award-winning brand identity firm Studio Simon to select a new name.
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