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Charlotte Knights unveil logos for BB&T Ballpark

The Charlotte Knights unveiled three new logos Wednesday for the team’s minor-league baseball stadium under construction in Third Ward.

The logos – one of which features an image of the Charlotte skyline and the shape of a baseball field – were designed by Luquire George Andrews. All include the name BB&T, the bank that bought the naming rights for the ballpark last spring.

“It’s great to drive by the site and see BB&T Ballpark beginning to take shape,” said Wes Beckner, president of the BB&T Charlotte Metro Region. “The excitement is building as everyone sees how accessible BB&T Ballpark will be and how it will add to the vibrancy of the area. We are all proud of what uptown Charlotte has to offer and what it symbolizes. We believe the BB&T Ballpark logo reflects its place in the uptown footprint and the phenomenal view fans of the Charlotte Knights will have each game.”

The team announced last spring that it had secured a naming rights deal with BB&T Corp. Officials did not say how much the deal cost, but said the stadium would bear the bank’s name and signs, as well as other “promotional opportunities.”

The 10,000-seat, $54 million ballpark is being built on land bordered by Mint, Graham and Fourth streets and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Construction has been under way since the fall, with crews putting up the first steel beams for the ballpark last week.

The team is set to move into the uptown stadium in 2014. They’ll play the upcoming season in the team’s long-time home in Fort Mill, S.C.

Bethea: 704-358-6013. On Twitter: @AprilBethea
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