It’s finally time to play ball uptown.
The Charlotte Knights open their 10,200-seat BB&T BallPark on Friday, at South Mint Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Based on what we’ve seen (that skyline!), the stronger team name/location tie (the Charlotte Knights are actually in Charlotte now!) and the proximity of lots of restaurants for pre- and post-game grubbing (Mellow Mushroom, anyone?), it’s unlikely very many fans will miss the old stadium in Fort Mill, S.C.
As for the new one, here are some of our favorite features, along with a list of fun happenings to look forward to this season.
The team’s dozens of promotions are listed at www.charlotteknights.com, but here are a few highlights: