Some ballparks have longer gestational periods than others, which is maybe why the opening of BB&T Ballpark, the new home of the Winston-Salem Dash, is a little anticlimactic for many in the baseball world. Indeed, the roots of this part can be traced back a decade ago under previous team ownership; more recently, work on this project was delayed a year after the city of Winston-Salem bailed out the project.
It was so worth the wait.
BB&T Ballpark is a surprisingly pleasant place to watch a ballgame, a mostly understated venue where, despite the many bells and whistles, the emphasis is on the game. The disadvantages of the small site were turned into advantages by 360 Architecture, and the result is a fine addition to the ballparks of the historic Carolina League.
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