A new baseball stadium in the Triad now has an official name - High Point's ball field will be known as BB&T Point.

City leaders announced the new moniker during a groundbreaking ceremony for the multi-use facility Wednesday.

It's the latest sports venue to carry the Winston-Salem-based company's name. It's already on such places as BB&T Field - where Wake Forest University plays its home football games - and the BB&T Ballparks where the Winston-Salem Dash and Charlotte Knights minor-league teams play in their respective cities.

The $30 million dollar stadium project is the centerpiece of a plan to reinvigorate High Point's downtown.

It will host a relocated independent minor league team from the Atlantic League that was formerly called the Bridgeport Bluefish.

The team's new name has yet to be announced. They are expected to start playing here in 2019.

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