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Knights sign BB&T for new-ballpark naming rights

The Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) unveiled a naming-rights partner for a proposed new Uptown ballpark: BB&T Corp. Under the agreement, the ballpark will carry the BB&T name and include signage and other promotional opportunities, starting when the Knights are scheduled to begin play in April 2014. It would be the second Minor League Ballpark […]

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Ballpark building on hold in Winston-Salem

A mixed-use building planned as part of BB&T Ballpark, home of the Winston-Salem Dash (High Class A; Carolina League), is on hold after a developer failed to secure financing and withdrew from the project. Lindbrook Development Services withdrew from building the six-story, 100,000-square-foot structure, which would have contained a ground-floor restaurant and Class A office […]

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WSSU to play home games at BB&T Ballpark

College baseball comes to BB&T Ballpark this season, as the Winston-Salem Dash (High Class A; Carolina League) and Winston-Salem State University have entered into an agreement for the WSSU baseball team to play the majority of its 2011 home schedule at BB&T Ballpark. Winston-Salem State University, which is fielding a baseball team for the first […]

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Dash makes scheduled ballpark payment

The Winston-Salem Dash (High Class A; Carolina League) and Brookstown Development Partners made a scheduled rent payment of $355,053 on BB&T Ballpark yesterday, pushing this year’s payments to almost $1.2 million. The yearly payments are a combination of rent and ticket surchages imposed when the city financed the final construction of the ballpark. Critics of […]

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How much financial information is enough for a ballclub to disclose?

Some in Winston-Salem want to see the Winston-Salem Dash (High Class A; Carolina League) disclose additional information about team finances as part of BB&T Ballpark financial oversight. But if the team is meeting the conditions of its lease, should that information made public? A lesson for all teams. The issue: when Winston-Salem taxpayers stepped in […]

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Organization of the Year: Winston-Salem Dash

To say that 2009 was a terrible year for the Winston-Salem Dash is an understatement: a new ballpark sat uncompleted as the team slogged through a miserable lame-duck season at Wake Forest Baseball Park, drawing just 901 fans a game. To say there was a huge streak of cynicism among local fans is an understatement. […]

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