North Carolina Minor League Ballpark Wins 2022 Ballpark Of The Year Title
Atrium Health Ballpark (AHB) was recently recognized as Ballpark Digest’s 2022 Ballpark of the Year. AHB is home to the Kannapolis Cannonballers the city’s Minor League team, a Single-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The Ballpark of The Year honor is given to the best major and minor league venues across the country.
According to a press release by the team, the Atrium Health Ballpark was designed to be one of the primary anchors in the City’s Downtown Revitalization Project.
“I can speak for our management team and city council that there are few opportunities in our careers to see something transform the way the downtown has so far. It’s pretty unique. One of the most satisfying things is seeing folks who have lived here for generations support our plans, get excited, and actually see the whole project completed. They can touch it and feel it and it’s a rare and special thing to have the positive support and reaction from so many of our citizens,” commented Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg. “We are honored to be recognized by Ballpark Digest. National recognition for our vision and hard work is a really special achievement for us.”
About Atrium Health Ballpark
AHB features grass berms, a home run porch, and other amenities that are open and accessible as a public park to citizens year-round. The park’s right field acts as an extension of the main street development. The park is open from dawn to dusk daily for use as a public amenity. Atrium Health Ballpark says that they annually host more than 200,000 non-gameday visitors. In 2022 the team saw a gameday attendance uptick of more than 10 percent. More than 180,000 fans came to enjoy America’s pastime.
Congratulations to our friends at Atrium Health Ballpark and the Kannapolis Cannonballers. Guess I’ll have to venture up I-85 and catch a game this spring.