As the Charlotte Knights season ended last September in Fort Mill, S.C., with a loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox, Rodgers Builders was getting set to break ground on a $54 million, 10,000-seat uptown ballpark for the team. Jump to April and while the Knights are staggering to a well-below-.500 start in the team’s final season in South Carolina, steel and concrete that roughly resemble a ballpark have sprung out of the ground in uptown’s Third Ward, as construction workers scurry around the site like fielders hustling for a barely reachable fly ball.
CHARLOTTE – Construction on the Charlotte Knights’ $54 million uptown ballpark is swinging along, as Mecklenburg County has issued five more building permits, valued at $911,943, to the team for construction on the new ballpark. The county last week issued five more building permits, four of which were for what the building permit is calling [...]
Charlotte-based Cato Corp. could become the owner of roughly 260 acres that surround Knights Stadium in this York County town, the county's economic development director said Friday.
Last month, construction started in uptown Charlotte on a ballpark for the Charlotte Knights, which is leaving this town — and Knights Stadium — behind. The question becomes: What to do with the land?
This month, construction began on a $54 million ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown Charlotte. The site is prime real estate, so we wanted to know: Is a ballpark a homerun of an idea for the property?
For Mike Woollen and the architects at architectural firm Odell, which also worked on the Knights’ Fort Mill stadium, designing a stadium of old has resulted in some curve balls, thanks in large part, Woollen said, to the small size of the site.
Jerry Reese’s latest legal swing has fallen short of unnerving his opponents. “Jerry Reese retaining counsel out of Greensboro doesn’t affect us at all,” Charlotte City Attorney Bob Hagemann said. “It doesn’t affect our approach or our confidence that ultimately none of his lawsuits will be successful.”
Charlotte Knights General Manager Dan Rajkowski has homerun-sized plans for an empty, underutilized piece of property in uptown. The Knights lease a lot on South Mint Street from Mecklenburg County. For now, it’s just an open, grassy field with security lights scattered throughout. Someday, Rajkowski hopes there will be a baseball park on the site, [...]
Jerry Reese has a lot of ties to the Denver area in Lincoln County. In fact, the Charlotte-based attorney, whom many know by his failed attempts to stop the Charlotte Knights’ stadium from being built in uptown, is in the Denver area frequently, either attending to his 79-year-old mother or checking up on business interests [...]
Romare Bearden Park, an approximately five-acre urban park to be built in uptown Charlotte near the site of the proposed Charlotte Knights baseball stadium, is open for bidding. The estimated construction budget is $7 million to $8 million, not including demolition, roadway and infrastructure work, which will be under a separate contract. Firms that desire to bid on the [...]