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Dash Announce Improvements at BB&T Ballpark

PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash are proud to announce several exciting additions to BB&T Ballpark for the 2017 season, including expanded backstop netting and a Video Wall in the Flow Club. These exciting new improvements will be ready for the Dash’s home opener on Thursday, April 13, the first of 71 home games during the 2017 season. Continue reading

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$400,000 in Tweaks Coming to Knights’ Ballpark

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoBaseball players returned to work this month with the start of spring training in Arizona and Florida.  For the Charlotte Knights (Triple-A, International League), preparation for the new season this year also includes a few tweaks at BB&T Ballpark.  Read more here.

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$1.25 Million State Grant Awarded for BB&T Ballpark Renovations

Williamsport Crosscutters LogoPRESS RELEASE – The transformation of BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field will continue with the announcement by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf of a $1.25 million dollar grant to the City of Williamsport for continued renovations to the stadium. Continue reading

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Crosscutters Announce Seating Upgrades

Williamsport Crosscutters LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Williamsport Crosscutters have announced additional upgrades to BB&T Ballpark for the 2017 season. Continue reading

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Council Approves Winston-Salem Ballpark Area Development

Winston-Salem Dash SecondaryThe Winston-Salem (NC) City Council unanimously approved a plan Monday for a major residential and commercial development at BB&T Ballpark, home of the Winston-Salem Dash (Single-A, Carolina League).  Read more here.

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Major Ballpark Area Development on Council Docket Today

Winston-Salem Dash SecondaryThe public will get its say today when a proposal by Brand Properties to carry out a major residential and commercial project at BB&T Ballpark comes before the Winston-Salem City Council for approval of a final development plan.  Read more here.

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Susquehanna Bank Park Now BB&T Ballpark

Williamsport Crosscutters LogoPRESS RELEASE – BB&T, Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana and the Williamsport Crosscutters have jointly announced that BB&T will now assume the naming rights agreement of Historic Bowman Field. The stadium is now officially known as “BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field”. Continue reading

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City to Aid Development Near Dash Home

Winston-Salem Dash SecondaryThe Winston-Salem (NC) City Council voted 7-1 Monday night to aid the development of residential and commercial development near BB&T Ballpark, home of the Winston-Salem Dash (Single-A, Carolina League).  Read more here.

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Plans Announced for Major Development Near BB&T Ballpark

Winston-Salem Dash SecondaryA group based in Atlanta announced plans Thursday morning to develop an area near BB&T Ballpark, home of the Winston-Salem Dash (Single-A, Carolina League), with a hotel, almost 600 luxury apartments and 300,000 square feet of retail space. Read more and view renderings here.

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Charlotte Knights Awarded 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game, Unveil Logo

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Charlotte Knights and BB&T Ballpark — the most visited venue across all of Minor League Baseball in 2014 – have been awarded the 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game, as well as adjoining All-Star Game festivities. Continue reading

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BB&T Ballpark Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – he Charlotte Knights announced that BB&T Ballpark has been awarded LEED ® (level of certification). LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: BB&T Ballpark (Charlotte, NC)

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited BB&T Ballpark, the new home of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League).  Read more and view photos hereRead about the Knight’s long-time visiting clubhouse manager hereRead about the Knights’ Spanish-language radio team here.

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Charlotte’s BB&T Ballpark to Host New Beer Festival

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoThe inaugural Charlotte Beerfest will be held Sept. 20 at BB&T Ballpark, the new uptown home of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League).  On Thursday, team President Dan Rajkowski and representatives from N.C. craft-brewers The Old Mecklenburg Brewery and Foothills Brewing Co. joined local media personality Jon Wilson to reveal plans for the festival.  Read more here.

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Dash Break Single-Game Attendance Record

Winston-Salem Dash SecondaryA record crowd of 8,184 showed up at BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem (NC) on the 4th of July, as the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League) were shut out 5-0 by the Wilmington Blue Rocks.  Friday night’s crowd surpassed the previous record of 7,576, set last year on Independence Day.  Read more here.

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Charlotte Ballpark Most High-Tech Thanks to High-Tech Infrastructure

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoThe Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) partnered with Hickory (NC)-based CommScope to make sure their new BB&T Ballpark one of the most technologically advanced in minor league baseball.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: BB&T Ballpark (Charlotte, NC)

BaseballParks.com LogoCharlotte Knights New Primary LogoJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com visits BB&T Ballpark, the new uptown home of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League).  Mr. Mock’s comprehensive review covers the stadium’s development, design and construction, amenities, concessions, and overall fan experience.  Read more and view 40 photos here.

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Tearjerker Friday Night at BB&T Ballpark

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoCharlotte (NC) resident Philip Elmore, stationed in Germany for his service in the Navy, surprised his 8-year-old daughter at BB&T Ballpark on Friday.  Donning a Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) uniform and catcher’s gear, he took the field without his daughter, Isabella, recognizing him.  After she threw a pitch to Elmore, he removed his mask and embraced Isabella.  Read more hereWatch video here.

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WWE Legend, School Teacher Tito Santana at BB&T Ballpark for Cinco de Mayo

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – With the historic first month of the season in the books, the Charlotte Knights are set to kick-off the month of May with a return home to BB&T Ballpark on Monday, May 5 to open an eight-game homestand. Monday’s series opener against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies) features an appearance by WWE Hall-of-Famer Tito Continue reading

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SBJ Talks with Ballpark Architect Martin Dinitto, Zephr Field on Deck

New Orleans Zephyrs Alternative LogoThe Sports Business Journal talks with ballpark architect Martin Dinitto from Ballpark Design Associates about his work designing minor league baseball stadiums, as he turns his attention to upgrades for Zephyr Field, home of the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs.  Dinitto spent 24 years working for Populous and HNTB before starting his own firm in 2010.  Read more here.

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Inaugural Home Opener Tonight for New Charlotte Ballpark

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoIt will be a sold-out show for BB&T Ballpark in uptown Charlotte (NC) Friday night, as the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) play their first game in their new 10,000-seat baseball stadium.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Knights Players Practice for the First Time at New Ballpark

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoThe Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) took the field at new the BB&T Ballpark in uptown Charlotte (NC) for the first time Tuesday.  The ballpark’s inaugural home opener is scheduled for Friday, April 11.  Read more and watch news report hereWatch video here.

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Buffalo (NY)-Based Sahlen’s Named Official Hot Dog Provider of Knights

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – Hungry fans interested in satisfying their appetites at BB&T Ballpark will be able to do so all season long as the Charlotte Knights revealed Sahlen’s as the team’s official Hot Dog provider at a press conference held at Romare Bearden Park earlier today. Bimbo Bakeries, a local Charlotte manufacturer and distributer of baked goods, provided Ball Park buns for today’s media event. The Continue reading

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Developer Eyeing Major Project Next to New Charlotte Ballpark

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoA devleoper is exploring building of a 26-story high-rise apartment building at an uptown Charlotte site next to BB&T Ballpark, the new home of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League), that would include some retail space and would be built atop three stories of underground parking.  Read more here.

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Latest Photos: New Uptown Charlotte Ballpark

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoThe latest photos of the new uptown Charlotte (NC) ballpark being built for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) have been released.  It’s looking good!  View photo gallery here.

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Knights Front Office Planning Move Into New Ballpark (View Latest Stadium Photos!)

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoThe Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) front-office staff is planning to move into the new BB&T Ballpark in uptown on Feb. 1.  Read more hereView ballpark photo gallery here.

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Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game Awarded to Charlotte, Game Logo Unveiled

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – With excitement building for the Charlotte Knights’ inaugural season at BB&T Ballpark, the Knights proclaimed that the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game is coming to Charlotte on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. President/CEO of Minor League Baseball Pat O’Conner, President of the International League Randy Mobley, Vice-President of Marketing for Continue reading

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Widest Videoboard in MiLB to be Installed at New Charlotte Ballpark

Charlotte Knights LogoPRESS RELEASE – As BB&T Ballpark continues to take shape, the Charlotte Knights revealed plans to install the widest videoboard in Minor League Baseball at a press conference held at Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte on Wednesday, October 9. The Knights are partnering with Toshiba Managed Business Services and Total Sports Entertainment (TSE) on the state-of-the-art videoboard Continue reading

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Charlotte Ballpark on Schedule (w/Photos)

Charlotte Knights LogoConstruction on BB&T Ballpark, the new stadium in uptown Charlotte (NC) for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights, remains on schedule and is really coming together nicely.  Read more and view photo gallery hereWatch news report here.

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Knights, BB&T Reveal BB&T Ballpark Logos

Charlotte Knights LogoPRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday, March 20, during a press conference held at BB&T Ballpark, the future home of the Charlotte Knights, representatives from the Knights and BB&T unveiled the logos for the team’s new Uptown Charlotte ballpark. The design was created by local firm Luquire George Andrews. Continue reading

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Dash to Compensate City, Stiff Arm County After Tax Ruling

Winston-Salem Dash SecondaryForsyth County’s board of equalization and review ruled Thursday that the lease held by Sports Menagerie LLC on BB&T Ballpark, home of the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League), has no taxable value.  As a result, the organization doesn’t owe a tax bill of about $340,000 for 2012.  However, because the city helped build the stadium, the group has agreed to cover any lost property tax Continue reading

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Charlotte Ballpark Update

Construction is well underway on BB&T Ballpark, the new uptown Charlotte (NC) home for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League), which is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2014 season.  According to team GM Dan Rajkowski, construction crews have begun pouring concrete and laying down foundation for the stadium.  Read more and view photo here.

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Charlotte Breaks Ground on New Ballpark

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday for BB&T Ballpark, the new home for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) that will soon be under construction in uptown Charlotte.  Read more hereView slideshow hereView video here.

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Groundbreaking Friday for New Charlotte Ballpark

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new uptown Charlotte ballpark for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) will take place on Friday, Sept. 14, at 11:00 a.m.  The stadium will be known as BB&T Ballpark.  Read more and view renderings here.

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Impressions of a Ballpark Hunter: Ballparks with a Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi

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In North Carolina, there are a bevy of ballpark options for the distinguished fan. It can also be a paradise for the ballpark hunter to enjoy during the baseball season. However, the real fans are those living in the area trying to decide what to do on a summer night. Two newer facilities are making that choice a little easier. The Winston-Salem Dash and Greensboro Grasshoppers Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

Brian Merzbach from BallparkReviews.com visited BB&T Ballpark, home of the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League), this past Wednesday.  View photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

Andrea and Jim from BaseballRoadTrip.com recently visited BB&T Ballpark, home of the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League).  Read review and view photos here.

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Knights Ink Ballpark Naming Rights Partner

If a new uptown Charlotte (NC) is built for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League), it will be called BB&T Ballpark.  The details of the Knights’ naming rights deal with BB&T Corporation were not disclosed.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Moving Forward Without Ballpark-Area Master Plan

Despite dreams of movie theaters, shops, upscale apartments and restaurants for the acres of land around BB&T Ballpark, home of the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash (Carolina League), city planners have given the developer approval to build a 200-unit apartment complex on the property, without the required master plan for the area being submitted and approved.  Read more here.

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Winston-Salem Ballpark to Host Inaugural Beer Festival

BB&T Ballpark, home of the Single-A Winston Salem Dash (Carolina League), will play host to the inaugural Twin City Taps Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, August 13, from 12:00-6:00 p.m.  The event will feature beers from 22 North Carolina craft breweries.  Read more here.

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Craft Beer Festival on Tap for BB&T Ballpark

The inaugural Twin City Taps craft beer festival will take place at BB&T Ballpark, home of the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash, on August 13 from noon to 6:00 p.m.  Tickets go on sale June 15.  Read more here.

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