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Baseball-Themed Playroom Coming to Levine Children’s Hospital

The Charlotte Knights (Triple-A, International League) Charities has donated $173,000 to the Levine Children’s Hospital.  The money will be used to transform the fourth-floor therapy room and add a baseball theme to it.  Read more here.

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Knights Take the Field Tonight as ‘Pitmasters’

On Saturday, July 15th, the Charlotte Knights (Triple-A, International League) will take the field for their 7:05 p.m. game at BB&T Ballpark against the Gwinnett Braves as a “brand” new team — the Charlotte Pitmasters.  Read more here.


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Charlotte Knights to Become ‘Pitmasters’ for One Day, Unveil Logo and Uniforms

PRESS RELEASE – On Saturday, July 15th, the Charlotte Knights will take the field for their 7:05 p.m. game at BB&T Ballpark against the Gwinnett Braves as a “brand” new team — the Charlotte Pitmasters. 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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Knights to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Charlotte O’s September 4

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – Former Charlotte O’s players, including National Baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Murray, will return to the Queen City to be honored by the Charlotte Knights on Sunday, September 4th as part of a special 40th Anniversary Tribute to the 1976 Charlotte O’s — the first team in O’s franchise history. Continue reading

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Celebrities, All-Star Athletes & Collectible Giveaways Highlight 2016 Promo Lineup

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – Recognizable celebrities, All-Star athletes and collectible giveaways highlight the Charlotte Knights promotional schedule for the 2016 All-Star season at BB&T Ballpark. Continue reading

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Charlotte Ballpark, Downtown Development Inspire San Antonio Mayor

San Antonio Missions LogoSan Antonio (TX) Mayor Ivy Taylor just returned from Charlotte (NC) and now has a new downtown ballpark vision for the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League).  The Missions have called the Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium home since 1994.  Read more and watch news report here.  Read another story here.

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Knights Ditch Hotel Idea for Six-Story Office Building with Ballpark Amenities

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoThe Charlotte Knights (Triple-A, International League) aren’t planning to build a hotel anymore on a grassy strip at BB&T Ballpark. Instead, they’re planning a six-story office building with a terrace to view the stadium, more seats, a year-round restaurant and underground parking.  Read more here.

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Charlotte Knights Reveal 2015 Promo Schedule

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – After nearly two weeks of exclusive sneak peeks at the Charlotte Knights 2015 promotional schedule via the team’s official Instagram page, the Charlotte Knights are pleased to release their full schedule to fans today. Highlighted by a Joel Skinner Bobblehead, tributes to iconic movies Caddyshack, Star Wars, and Back to the Future, a Superhero Night with pro wrestler “Hurricane” Continue reading

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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 Prepares to Host Triple-A Championship Game (without Knights)

Triple-A Championship Game LogoThe one-game, winner-take-all 2014 Triple-A National Championship game between the champions of the International League and Pacific Coast League will be played at BB&T Ballpark, home of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League), on Tuesday, Sept. 16.  The game will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network.  Read more here.

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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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Charlotte Hornets Throwback Night Set for Aug. 5

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoWith the return of America’s pastime and the re-introduction of baseball to Charlotte (NC), over a century of rich baseball history and traditions have been reborn.  On Tuesday, August 5, the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) are set to re-introduce some of Charlotte’s baseball history with a special Charlotte Hornets Tribute at BB&T Ballpark.  Read more here.

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The Coming Demolition of the Knights’ Former Home

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoAs the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) break attendance records at their new BB&T BallPark in uptown Charlotte (NC), the former home of the Knights in Fort Mill (SC) awaits demolition.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Knights Concession Sales Way Up

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoTake bigger crowds, add higher average spending per person and the result is enough hot dogs, beer and sodas sold to triple what the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) did last season.  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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Knights Former Home Sold

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoCato Corporation, a company based in Charlotte (NC) that runs a chain of womens’ fashion stores across the southeast, has reportedly purchased the former home of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) in Fort Mill (SC)  Read more and watch news report 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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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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Huge Videoboard Installed, as BB&T Ballpark Prepares for Inaugural Home Opener

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoAs construction nears completion on the new home for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League), contractors used a huge crane on Friday to lift panels into place for the facility’s main 30 feet by 82 feet videoboard.  Read more and watch video here.  Meanwhile, the Knights have released their promo schedule and celebrity appearances, entertainment acts, and tribute nights for the 2014 season.

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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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Year-Round Frozen Yogurt Store to Open at New Uptown Charlotte Ballpark

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – BB&T Ballpark, the new Uptown Charlotte home of the Charlotte Knights, will be providing fans in the area with more than just baseball and events year-round. The new ballpark for the Knights will be home to ‘The Fuzzy Peach’, a North Carolina-based frozen treats store that will feature delicious healthy desserts including frozen yogurt, waffle cones and cups, and more, all-year-round. A grand opening is planned for April of 2014. Continue reading

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Knights Close Book on Fort Mill Stadium

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoThe Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) put the final seal on the baseball team’s move back to Charlotte (NC) Monday, after ceremonially locking the doors to the Fort Mill (SC) stadium the team called home for 24 seasons.  Read more 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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Charlotte Knights Unveil New Look

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – As the Charlotte Knights embark on a quest to their new Uptown Charlotte kingdom, the team revealed their new look at the Charlotte Convention Center Ballroom on Thursday, October 24. The new identity, revealed for the first time to a capacity crowd at the team’s annual World Series party, celebrates the team’s namesake as the defenders of the Queen City, while providing a fresh 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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New 5.4-Acre Park Opens Near Charlotte Ballpark Site

Charlotte Knights LogoA new 5.4-acre park dressed up with with flowers and plants, waterfalls and “child-like whimsy” to honor Charlotte-born artist Romare Bearden opens today near the site of developing ballpark for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League).  Read more here.

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Knights Set Date for First Home Game

Charlotte Knights LogoA hard hat-wearing Homer the Dragon and a host of Renaissance characters appeared Wednesday as the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) announced that the first game they will play at the new BB&T Ballpark in uptown will be against the Norfolk Tide on April 11, 2014.  Read more and watch announcement here.

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Columnist Giddy Over New Charlotte Ballpark

Charlotte Knights LogoCharlotte Observer columnist Tom Sorensen glows over the new baseball stadium currently under construction for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) in uptown Charlotte (NC).  He even makes a qualified comparison to Fenway Park.  Read more here.

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Apartment Building Planned Next to New Charlotte Ballpark

Charlotte Knights LogoA developer is planning to build a new apartment complex that will back up to the new uptown Charlotte (NC) ballpark under construction for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League).  Read more and view rendering here.

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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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Zoning Approved for More External Advertising at New BB&T Ballpark

Knights LogoThe Charlotte (NC) City Council has approved an advertising plan that allows for more murals, graphic panels and sponsor logos on the outside of the new baseball stadium for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League).  Read more here.

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