CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The home of the Charlotte Knights just got a new name. BB&T Ballpark in uptown has been renamed Truist Field as the club continues its naming rights partnership with the financial group. Last year, BB&T merged with Sun Trust Banks to become Truist Financial Corporation.
As part of the partnership, Truist has committed to a $75,000 donation to the “Knights Care 4 CLT” fund, which was set up by the Triple-A club in April in an effort to help those affected by COVID-19. The fund was established to help health care workers, select local charities, as well as Knights’ employees — part-time, game-day, and full-time — who are in need.
The new rebranding effort will include updating signage throughout the park, including the video board, field walls, indoor and outdoor signage, new street banners and highway signs, and staff apparel. Team officials said the full transition is expected to be complete by the end of the summer.
“BB&T has been a valued partner for us and the North Carolina community, we are thrilled to be a part of this new chapter in history with them as Truist,” said Charlotte Knights Chief Operating Officer, Dan Rajkowski in a news release. “We look forward to creating new memories at Truist Field,”
Truist Field is set to reopen to fans for three days of outdoor entertainment this weekend.
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