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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    A worker cleans the windows of the new ballpark during Thursday's tour of soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    A worker cleans the windows of the new ballpark during Thursday's tour of soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    One of the exterior entrances during Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Home plate and the ball field shown during Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    The Rotunda area during Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Dan Rajkowski (pointing), Knights Executive VP and COO, shows tour members the visiting team clubhouse during Thursday's tour of soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Dan Rajkowski (pointing), Knights Executive VP and COO, shows tour members the new ballpark during Thursday's tour of soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Dugout area of the visiting team shown during Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Dan Rajkowski shows tour members the Knights' team clubhouse during Thursday's tour of soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Batting practice area shown during Thursday's tour of soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    One of the entrances to the Ballpark shown during Thursday's tour of soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Dan Rajkowski, Knights VP and COO, opens a door for tourers as he shows them the Upper Club Level area which those using suites at the Ballpark can use.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown, showing a suite area.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    The press room shown during Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Area where fans enter (right) is right next to the Knight's team entrance onto the field at the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    View of the new ballpark shown during Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    View of the new ballpark shown during Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2014/01/09/15/40/1pnY1C.St.138.jpeg|414
    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    View of the new ballpark shown during Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2014/01/09/15/40/1hvSlv.St.138.jpeg|414
    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    View of the new ballpark shown during Thursday's tour of the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    The new Romare Bearden park is right across the street from the soon-to-open BB&T Ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in uptown.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: The main entrance.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: View from inside a suite.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: The ticket office.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: Administrative offices.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: Visiting team clubhouse.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: Batting tunnel.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: Home team clubhouse.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: Home team clubhouse.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: Home team weight room.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: View from inside the upper club level.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: Inside a suite.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: View from suite.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: View from upper deck.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: Inside upper club level.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: View from the press box.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: View from working press area.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: View from the party deck.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: The party deck on the upper level.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: Home team dugout.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: View from home team dugout.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: The view from behind home plate.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark:
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: The team will enter on the left and fans sitting in a home plate suite will enter on the right.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: Home plate suite area.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: The rotunda area.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Inside BB&T BallPark: Sign above rotunda area.
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