Multi-Use Stadium Project
Live Look-In on BB&T Point Stadium:
The City of High Point hosted #DemoDay to celebrate the beginning of the Multi-Use Stadium project. Over 1,000 people were in attendance at the corner of Church and Pine as the City provided t-shirts, pennants, baseballs, hot dogs and cracker jacks. Mayor Bill Bencini made the ceremonial "first pitch" to Mayor-Elect Jay Wagner, and the crowd witnessed the first building in the stadium footprint to be demolished. See the Demo Day sidebar on this page to view pictures and media coverage.
On December 5, 2017, representatives from the City of High Point appeared before the North Carolina Local Government Commission to request permission to issue limited obligation bonds for the stadium construction funding. The Commission unanimously approved. A great day for High Point!
The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a series of legal agreements clearing the way for a local foundation to operate the stadium and for an Atlantic League of Professional Baseball team to play 70 games a year in the downtown facility beginning in May 2019.
The City of High Point with the members of High Point Baseball held a Groundbreaking Ceremony to celebrate the construction of the new Multi-Use Stadium. Over 800 people were in attendance to witness this historic event, where it was announced that the stadium will be named BB&T Point.
BB&T Point Progress Parties
High Point Baseball will host five BB&T Point Progress Parties, beginning Thursday, June 7 at 6 p.m. This free community event will reveal the Top 9 Names and Top "Not 9" Names as submitted by fans to be the name of the High Point Atlantic League baseball team, with the final name announced on June 28. Each Progress Party will have a theme as well as tours to a specific spot on the construction site. Additional party dates are July 12, August 2, September 6 and October 4.
High Point Baseball had its's second BB&T Point Progress Party on July 12. The fans have voted the top three names and the Decision was made to name the team the High Point Rockers!
The Progress party scheduled for today has been cancelled due to the weather.
The High Point Rockers will host their latest BB&T Point Progress Party on Thursday, September 6th with a special “Back to School” theme, complete with giveaways, food, and entertainment. This free, community event will take place at the current home of the team offices, 214 Lindsay Street, in downtown High Point from 6pm-8pm. A special ceremony will cap off the evening as the Samet Construction crew will raise a symbolic “rocket chair” to the roof of BB&T Point.
The High Point Rockers today announced a spooky theme for their fifth, and final, BB&T Point Progress Party scheduled to be held on Thursday, October 4th from 6-8pm in downtown High Point. The team offices, located at 214 Lindsay Street, will be turned in to a “Haunted Home” that fans must bravely maneuver before reaching the actual party in the parking lot next door. However, the scares won’t stop once exiting the house as folks will then have to traverse the Atlantic League Graveyard and Garage of Horrors.
The High Point Rockers are excited and honored to have Jamie Keefe, a 16-year veteran Manager of Independent Baseball, and Frank Viola, the 1987 World Series MVP and 1988 Cy Young winner, join our staff for the 2019 season! Visit www.highpointrockers.com for more information.