365 Things to Do & Places to Go | Charlotte Knights – BB&T Ballpark
In 1987, George Shinn, also the founder of the NBA Charlotte Hornets, bought the minor league team from the Crockett family. Shinn committed to building a permanent home for the team and in 1988, the team, formerly known as the Charlotte Orioles(a 2-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles) was re-named the Charlotte Knights.
Crocket Park, with a ‘make-shift’ stadium was soon outgrown and as Shinn affiliated with the Chicago Cubs, a new stadium was in the works. Fort Mill, SC became home to the Charlotte Knights in 1989 with a brand new 8,000-seat stadium, named Knights Stadium.
Before the 1997 season, Shinn sold the Knights to North Carolina businessman Don Beaver, who then affiliated with 3-A Affiliate, Chicago White Sox.
In 2011, a land-swap deal was made by the Charlotte City Council & The Mecklenburg County Commission that brought about the construction of a brand new, $54M stadium, right in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. The first game was held in the new BB&T Ballpark April 11, 2014. The new 10,200 seating capacity stadium includes 945 club seats and 22 luxury suites. The skyline views from the ballpark are INCREDIBLE and, the BB&T Ballpark is the most visited venue in Minor League Baseball!
If you haven’t been to the ballpark, you’re in for a real treat! The Knights will open their sixth season at BB&T Ballpark against the Durham Bulls (3-A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) on Thursday, April 4th at 7:04PM
Charlotte Knights Baseball Club
324 South Mint Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Ticket Office: 704-274-8282
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