October 31, 2018 (Kannapolis, NC) - Temerity Baseball, LLC, today acquired the Kannapolis Intimidators, a single-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Temerity Baseball will be working closely with the City of Kannapolis on completion of the new state of the art Kannapolis Sports and Entertainment Venue in time for the opening of the 2020 baseball season. The SEV will be the anchor of a revitalized and vibrant urban core.
"As a lifelong baseball player and fan, I am excited to partner with the White Sox organization and the South Atlantic League in bringing an affordable family-friendly baseball experience to the Kannapolis region," says Temerity Baseball CEO and President Andy Sandler. "We also look forward to partnering with the City of Kannapolis to bring a broader entertainment experience to the SEV. We appreciate the vision and support of both the City and Cabarrus County in this ambitious endeavor."
In addition to the Intimidators' home games each season, Temerity Baseball aims to make the new Sports & Entertainment Venue a year-round destination for the community with special events like concerts and festivals, a children's play area, and other community amenities. The team and Kannapolis hope to regularly welcome families and residents to the venue as often as possible on non-event days.
City of Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant said about the news and the team: "We welcome Andy and the members of Temerity Baseball to the City of Kannapolis. We look forward to a new era of great baseball with the Kannapolis Intimidators. Our City Council has committed to the success of the team with the approval of the construction of the Sports and Entertainment Venue and the investment of the Downtown Revitalization Project. We are realizing our vision for a prosperous economic partnership together."
"The South Atlantic League is pleased to welcome Andy and his Temerity Baseball team to our family. The City of Kannapolis has made a substantial commitment to the South Atlantic League and Minor League Baseball with the approval of the Sports & Entertainment Venue, and Andy and his team provide the stability and resources for a successful future of the Kannapolis franchise," stated South Atlantic League President Eric Krupa.
Season tickets for the 2019 season, including Founders Club memberships ensuring priority season seat selection at the team's new home in 2020, are on sale now at IntimidatorsBaseball.com. Opening Day for the team's final season at the Intimidators Stadium supported by Atrium Health is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2019.
About Temerity Capital Partners
An affiliate of Temerity Capital Partners, Temerity Baseball is a family-owned-and-operated company run by Sandler and his family. Sandler is an entrepreneur and investor who has founded and led professional services and software firms focused on financial services following a distinguished career as a leading litigator and legal advisor for the financial services industry.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.