KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced Wednesday their new state-of-the-art baseball stadium will be called Atrium Health Ballpark.

“Atrium Health Ballpark will be the place to go starting April 16. We are thrilled that one of the team’s and area’s biggest and longest supporters has committed to the Cannon Ballers and Kannapolis's success in this significant way,” General Manager Matt Millward said in a statement. “In just a few months, Atrium Health Ballpark won’t just be a place to watch great baseball, but it will also be a place to visit after school, a destination for weekend play, and somewhere to make lasting memories and celebrate all of life’s milestones.” 

The new 10-year partnership, which included naming rights to the stadium, is the latest expansion of a decades old relationship between Kannapolis's professional baseball club and the area's largest employer.

“Atrium Health has been an integral part of our City for decades. The hospital staff are not only vital members of our community but they are our friends and neighbors. They have been there for many important milestones in the life of our city and in my family’s life – such as the birth of several of my grandchildren,” said Mayor Darrell Hinnant. “It is very fitting that Atrium Health Ballpark will now be home to countless happy memories for future generations of Cabarrus and Rowan families.”

The team says Atrium Health, now the Official Healthcare Provider of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, will also provide game day medical care around the stadium and inside the Atrium Health First Aid Suite. Parents will also have access to a quiet moment and necessary items in the Atrium Health Levine Children’s Mothers’ Room.

Officials say the stadium also plans to host concerts and community events. On non-game days, the park will also open to the public from sunrise to sunset serving as a Kannapolis park.

“This partnership is an exciting opportunity to partner with the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers to support the community through athletics and promote health awareness,” said Chris Bowe, Senior Vice President, Northeast Market, Atrium Health. “Atrium Health is committed to providing health, hope and healing for all, and this relationship allows us to give back and create a positive impact in the region.”

To purchase tickets and get more information about opening day at Atrium Health Ballpark, scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020, visit KCBallers.com.