Kannapolis baseball stadium

KANNAPOLIS CANNON BALLERS

What's got a baseball for a face, an epic mustache and no name? The mascot of the newly renamed Kannapolis Cannon Ballers.

The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers showed off their new uniforms and mascot Wednesday night.
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The minor league baseball team in Kannapolis has a new name — the Cannon Ballers. The team formerly known as the Intimidators unveiled a new name, logo, uniforms and mascot Wednesday night at the historic Gem Theatre downtown. 

City of Kannapolis

The city of Kannapolis northeast of Charlotte has seen wrenching change in recent decades. More than 4,000 jobs disappeared when the last textile mill closed in 2003 and its downtown has struggled. But in 2015, the city took matters into its own hands by buying the entire downtown. Now, residents and leaders hope a $300 million redevelopment project will bring the city back to life.

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Kannapolis is moving forward with a plan to bring minor league baseball – and economic redevelopment – to its downtown. The Kannapolis City Council approved a design for a new baseball stadium Monday night.