Truist Point

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Truist Point is a baseball stadium located in High Point, North Carolina and is home to the High Point Rockers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.[2][7][4] The ballpark is bordered by Elm, English, Gatewood and Lindsay streets.[3] Truist (formerly BB&T Corporation) is paying $500,000 annually for 15 years for the naming rights.[3]

Truist Point
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Truist Point is located in North Carolina
Truist Point
Truist Point
Location within North Carolina
Former namesBB&T Point (2019–2020)
Address301 N. Elm Street
High Point, NC 27262[1]
LocationHigh Point, North Carolina
Coordinates35°57′34″N 80°00′43″W / 35.95944°N 80.01194°W / 35.95944; -80.01194Coordinates: 35°57′34″N 80°00′43″W / 35.95944°N 80.01194°W / 35.95944; -80.01194
Capacity4,500[1]
Field sizeLeft: 336 ft (102 m)
Left center: 363 ft (111 m)
Center: 400 ft (120 m)
Right center: 366 ft (112 m)
Right: 339 ft (103 m)[1]
SurfaceAstroturf[1]
Construction
Broke groundApril 11, 2018[2]
OpenedMay 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)[4]
Construction cost$36 million[3]
BuilderSamet Corp.[3]
Tenants
High Point Rockers (ALPB) 2019–present
Deep River Muddogs (ONSL) 2020[5]
High Point Hushpuppies (ONSL) 2021–present[6]
North Carolina Fusion U23 (USL2/WPSL) 2021–present (some games)
Website
Truist Point

The stadium hosted its first official event on May 2, 2019, as the High Point Rockers defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters in their first ever Opening Day game.[8][9]

The ballpark was renamed from BB&T Point to Truist Point in June 2020 due to the 2019 merger of BB&T and SunTrust Banks to form Truist.[10]

The ballpark has also been home to collegiate summer baseball teams in the Old North State League (ONSL): the Deep River Muddogs in 2020 and the High Point Hushpuppies in 2021.[5][6]

In 2021, North Carolina Fusion U23's men's and women's teams began playing some games at Truist Point.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Ball Park A-Z". High Point Rockers. 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Spedden, Zach (April 12, 2018). "New for 2019: BB&T Point". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Whittington, Lloyd (April 12, 2018). "BB&T Point is brand for High Point baseball stadium to host what is now the Bridgeport Bluefish". Triad Business Journal. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Spedden, Zach (October 18, 2018). "Opening Day for BB&T Point: May 2". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Heimall, Christian (June 22, 2020). "Old North State League to Play 2020 Games at BB&T Point". High Point Rockers. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  6. ^ a b Shutt, Steve (April 13, 2021). "High Point Hushpuppies to Play at Truist Point". High Point Rockers. Retrieved April 13, 2021.
  7. ^ Rose, Alex (April 11, 2018). "City leaders break ground for High Point stadium project; stadium to be named 'BB&T Point'". WGHP. Archived from the original on April 17, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  8. ^ "High Point Rockers Top Sugar Land In Inaugural Home Game". WFMY-TV. May 2, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "High Point Rockers beat Sugar Land Skeeters in 3–0 home win on opening night". WGHP. May 3, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  10. ^ Heimall, Christian (June 24, 2020). "ROCKERS HOME STADIUM NAME TO CHANGE TO TRUIST POINT". highpointrockers.com. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  11. ^ Shutt, Steve. "USL League Two Soccer Coming to Truist Point". HighPointRockers.com. Retrieved June 12, 2021.

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