baseball stadium http://wfae.org en The Buzz On Charlotte's Baseball Past http://wfae.org/post/buzz-charlottes-baseball-past <div><p>It's a big day in the Charlotte area's professional baseball history. The new 10,000 seat BB&amp;T Ballpark uptown debuts tonight when the Triple-A Charlotte Knights take on the Norfolk Tides.</p><p>The Knights had spend the previous 24 seasons in Fort Mill, South Carolina.</p><p>The region has a long and colorful history of professional baseball. WFAE's&nbsp;Mark Rumsey captured that history in this story, which first aired last summer.&nbsp;</p></div><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:25:54 +0000 Mark Rumsey 32120 at http://wfae.org The Buzz On Charlotte's Baseball Past Uptown Baseball Stadium Now Clear Of Lawsuits http://wfae.org/post/uptown-baseball-stadium-now-clear-lawsuits <p></p><p></p><p>The Charlotte Knights baseball stadium now under construction Uptown nearly didn't happen because of Jerry Reese.&nbsp; He's a local attorney who filed a series of lawsuits to block the stadium deal just as the recession hit and funding for the project became harder to find. Reese has now agreed stop fighting the stadium in court.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Jerry Reese is not against having a baseball stadium Uptown – he just thinks it should be for a <em>Major League</em> team, rather than a Minor League one like the Charlotte Knights.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:25:57 +0000 Julie Rose 19421 at http://wfae.org Uptown Baseball Stadium Now Clear Of Lawsuits 1930s Building Goes Down Today To Make Way For Uptown Baseball http://wfae.org/post/1930s-building-goes-down-today-make-way-uptown-baseball <p>Construction is underway on the Charlotte Knights' stadium uptown.&nbsp; To make room for that, another building must tumble.&nbsp; That's the Virginia Paper Company warehouse built in 1937. &nbsp;We didn't know much about the building, so WFAE decided to check into its history.</p><p>The Virginia Paper Company building looks unremarkable.&nbsp; It's a two-story brick building on West 3<sup>rd</sup> Street, just north of Bank of America Stadium.&nbsp; But it offers a window into the city's commerce during the first half of the 20th century.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 04:36:51 +0000 Lisa Miller 12965 at http://wfae.org 1930s Building Goes Down Today To Make Way For Uptown Baseball Knights Uptown Stadium A Sign Of Things To Come http://wfae.org/post/knights-uptown-stadium-sign-things-come <p>The Charlotte Knights broke ground Friday on what will likely be one of the last new minor league baseball stadiums built in the next few decades. The Knights began trying to get an Uptown stadium seven years ago, but were delayed by lawsuits, a recession and the reluctance of local government leaders to spend tax dollars on the project.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:13:13 +0000 Julie Rose 5047 at http://wfae.org Knights Uptown Stadium A Sign Of Things To Come