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Old 04-08-2019, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Looks like they are renovating an old factory near the stadium site. That stadium is going to be great for downtown High Point.
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:22 AM
 
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"Marco's Pizza" looks like it will be going into the old Starbuck's space on the corner of N Main and Westchester. I'm always down for more pizza places. Better than mattress stores and vape shops.
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:38 PM
 
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https://www.earthfare.com/highpoint/

The new Earth Fare has its page up on their website now. No exact opening date but says Summer 2019.
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:38 PM
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I'm glad to see that area of Main Street picking up. Often, when I hear something new is coming to HP, I find out it's in/around Palladium. Publix, new Starbucks, a couple Breweries, now Panera Bread. I've been to Wicked Taco a few times now. I'm also looking forward to seeing what new development happens in the area around the new baseball stadium.
Yes, hopefully there will be some redevelopment spawned by the excitement with the baseball stadium. The area near the stadium with the most need for attention is southwest of the stadium along and close to English Road. Many of the people living in that area are sketchy as can be. The few residents who do behave decently but can't afford to move have to put up with a lot, so seeing some quality housing for people who are going to respect their home and their neighbors would be a great improvement. I agree 100% about seeing something new happening in an area other than the Palladium seems so disjointed from the rest of High Point (it's always felt more like Greensboro to me) and traffic flows poorly, at least by Triad standards.
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Old 05-10-2019, 04:17 AM
 
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I agree with you all - it's exciting to see some movement down there. I saw in the paper this morning that the "Coming Soon!" sign for the Children's Museum has gone up, as well. I'm not a baseball fan but I do think that all of this has been and will be great for High Point. It doesn't happen overnight but as Greensboro has shown, it can happen quickly and snowball in a matter of years.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:16 PM
 
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I agree with you all - it's exciting to see some movement down there. I saw in the paper this morning that the "Coming Soon!" sign for the Children's Museum has gone up, as well. I'm not a baseball fan but I do think that all of this has been and will be great for High Point. It doesn't happen overnight but as Greensboro has shown, it can happen quickly and snowball in a matter of years.
For what it's worth, the team better start drawing better. They only averaged about 1800 fans/game on their first homestand (6 games IIRC). This is atrocious considering it was the High Point's first home weekend for baseball and they were STILL the lowest drawing team in the league. Take out the first game and the average drops even further. The stadium seats 4K... they should have drawn at least 3000+/game during their first homestand (some of those were weekday games which never sell out).

By comparison, Greensboro drew a little under 5K/game last year while Winston-Salem drew a little more than 4K/game (their stadium is smaller than Greensboro's).

I seem to remember that the hope was that the Rockers draw about 2500/game. Drawing less than 3/4 of that on the opening homestand is not good. And FWIW, it seems that the Atlantic League is hiding their attendance figures now as they were easy to find a week or so ago... now they're completely missing from the website.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:06 PM
 
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For what it's worth, the team better start drawing better. They only averaged about 1800 fans/game on their first homestand (6 games IIRC). This is atrocious considering it was the High Point's first home weekend for baseball and they were STILL the lowest drawing team in the league. Take out the first game and the average drops even further. The stadium seats 4K... they should have drawn at least 3000+/game during their first homestand (some of those were weekday games which never sell out).

By comparison, Greensboro drew a little under 5K/game last year while Winston-Salem drew a little more than 4K/game (their stadium is smaller than Greensboro's).

I seem to remember that the hope was that the Rockers draw about 2500/game. Drawing less than 3/4 of that on the opening homestand is not good. And FWIW, it seems that the Atlantic League is hiding their attendance figures now as they were easy to find a week or so ago... now they're completely missing from the website.
The attendance figures are on the website:

Atlantic League Professional Baseball: Today's Games & Scoreboard

Unfortunately, HP is solidly in last place in the league in attendance, at about 2,000 per game. The league average is almost 3,600 per game. You're right, those numbers need to improve, drastically.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:39 PM
 
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The attendance figures are on the website:

Atlantic League Professional Baseball: Today's Games & Scoreboard

Unfortunately, HP is solidly in last place in the league in attendance, at about 2,000 per game. The league average is almost 3,600 per game. You're right, those numbers need to improve, drastically.
The problem is, you'd expect good attendance in the first homestand or two. 2000/game now probably means 1500/game next year. All is not necessarily lost, but without improved attendance numbers, the Rockers won't be around long enough to see the development around the stadium.
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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I think it's a big reason why they built the stadium much smaller than the ones in Greensboro and Winston-Salem. I think the Rockers will do just fine though. Certainly better than the Hitoms which was basically a High Point/Thomasville baseball team with the games being played at Finch Field in Thomasville. But being realistic as far as development goes, It unlikely we'll see the kind of large scale development going around Greensboro's ballpark or what is being planned around Winston-Salem's. But this is still a big plus for High Point because there is nothing else to do downtown. Its just full of nice furniture showrooms. I think the ballpark will do more for the "uptowne district" than downtown as far as development goes. Uptowne is High Point's defacto midtown bordering downtown to the north. That's were the restaurants and limited entertainment are located. Because the showrooms take up so much of downtown, there will be limited development in the central business district. However its still a plus for downtown because it could attract some restaurants down there.

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Old 05-19-2019, 05:33 PM
 
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I think it's a big reason why they built the stadium much smaller than the ones in Greensboro and Winston-Salem. I think the Rockers will do just fine though. Certainly better than the Hitoms which was basically a High Point/Thomasville baseball team with the games being played at Finch Field in Thomasville.
Not sure exactly what point you're trying to make, but you can't compare a summer league of college players to a professional league. Of course one will outdraw the other.
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