Triple-A All-Star Game Fans’ Guide
WHAT: The Charlotte Knights are hosting the 2016 Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby, the annual All-Star Game, a luncheon and street festival.
WHERE: Most of the week’s events – including the Triple-A Home Run Derby, the All-Star StreetFest and the All-Star Game – will be at BB&T Ballpark on South Mint Street. The All-Star Luncheon on Wednesday morning at the Charlotte Convention Center is the only event held elsewhere.
WHEN: Gates open for Monday’s derby and Wednesday’s game at 6 p.m.
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TICKETS: Tickets for the Home Run Derby, the All-Star Luncheon and the All-Star Game can be purchased over the phone at 704-274-8282, online at CharlotteKnights.com and in person at the BB&T Ballpark Ticket Office.
PARKING: The Residence Inn Charlotte Uptown near BB&T Ballpark has paid parking spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There also are pay-as-you-go lots on streets surrounding the park.
TV: The Triple-A All-Star Game will be televised nationally on MLB Network.
Schedule of events
SUNDAY: The Knights host the Gwinnett Braves at 2:05 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark. It’s the last of a seven-game homestand for the Knights before All-Star festivities.
MONDAY: Triple-A Home Run Derby at BB&T Ballpark. Gates open at 6 p.m. Fans will have the chance to get autographs from NASCAR’s Kevin Harvick, WWE legend Sgt. Slaughter and other celebrities.
TUESDAY: All-Star Workout Day at BB&T Ballpark. Gates open at 1 p.m. for fans to watch International and Pacific Coast League All-Stars warm up. Entrance is free.
WEDNESDAY: All-Star Luncheon at Charlotte Convention Center. The event starts 11:30 a.m. for fans interested in hearing from former Knights manager Charlie Manuel and former player Jim Thome, newly-inducted members of the Charlotte Baseball Roundtable of Honor. Tickets are available online and by telephone.
▪ All-Star StreetFest outside BB&T Ballpark: Food, games and music will start at 4 p.m., including appearances by The Fifth Divine and Thompson Square.
▪ Triple-A All-Star Game at BB&T Ballpark: Gates open at 6 p.m., with the minor leagues’ top players taking the field at 7:05 p.m.