Tag Archives: Charlotte Knights

Opening Knights (access required)

Crowds gathered last week at the first game at BB&T Ballpark, the new Uptown home of the Charlotte Knights. Development has started booming around the ballpark and adjacent Romare Bearden Park. Photo by Payton Guion

CHARLOTTE – The view last Friday from Brevard Court in Uptown would have been bizarre three years ago. Back then, the blocks surrounded by Church and Graham streets and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard were mostly just surface parking lots. ...

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Charlotte Knights stadium is taking shape (access required)

Construction, shown Wednesday, on BB&T Ballpark and Romare Bearden Park. Photo by Nell Redmond

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.

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