Kannapolis plans to build a $37 million sports and entertainment venue that would be anchored by the Intimidators minor league baseball team and serve as a centerpiece of a revitalized downtown. Kannapolis City Council on Monday night unanimously approved the design of the Kannapolis Sports and Entertainment Venue. The facility is expected to open for the start of the 2020 baseball season with up to 5,800 seats, eight suites and 8,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space. The venue will be on the site of the former K-Town Furniture. The next step is completing architectural drawings, city officials said. The venue will form another piece of the former mill town’s “Discover a Healthy Life” brand by functioning as a public park.