Knights Stadium in Fort Mill was never a destination. You didn’t go to the ballpark because you were in the neighborhood. It was out there, alone. The Charlotte Knights had to leave N.C. to play a baseball game.
I’m thrilled the Class AAA Knights will play next season in BB&T Ballpark in downtown Charlotte. I guess I thought everybody was.
But at the Knights’ final game in S.C., on a sweltering Labor Day afternoon, there were dozens of forlorn fans.
The Knights were last in the International League in attendance. But for some fans, it was home. I saw one man cry. This was his place, his and his son’s, and it was being taken away.
Some of us had planned to celebrate. I couldn’t, not after seeing the man shed tears. The Knights will more than double their attendance next season. They’ll be part of something new and wildly successful. I suspect that neither the man nor his son will join them. Tom Sorensen
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