Charlotte Knights

Sunday headlines
9:28 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Knights Setting Records At New Ballpark

The Charlotte Knights’ move from Fort Mill to a new baseball stadium in downtown Charlotte is continuing to pay off – at least when it comes to attendance.   It was a record breaking weekend at the new BB&T Ballpark. 

Last year, the Knights had the worst attendance in their league. This year, they’re leading all of Minor League baseball in both total fans, and average per game.

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Charlotte Talks
9:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Rebroadcast: Charlotte Knights Baseball

Scott Brown, Dan Rajkowski, Erik Spanberg and Mike Collins at Knights Stadium (from left to right).
Charlotte Knights

  The Charlotte Knights are now playing their first season in BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte but it’s not their first time playing in the shadow of our skyscrapers. The Knights and baseball in Charlotte have a long history filled with colorful characters and enduring stories. We’ll celebrate baseball history in our region, the many iterations of ballparks we’ve had, and the journey of baseball back to uptown. And we’ll do so from BB&T ballpark during a Knights game.

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Sunday Headlines
11:15 am
Sun May 25, 2014

NC Wildlife Plans Holiday Boat Checks

Memorial Day marks the start of boating and beach season. If you’re headed out on the water, watch out for a crackdown on drinking while boating.  North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission offices are patrolling this weekend looking for people driving boats while impaired.  The commission is in charge of law enforcement on the state’s lakes and waterways. Impaired boaters be jailed and fined at least $250 for the offense.  Officers also will be making sure children 12 and younger are wearing life jackets, and checking to make sure boats have the proper equipment.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

The Charlotte Knights And The Journey Uptown

Scott Brown, Dan Rajkowski, Erik Spanberg and Mike Collins at Knights Stadium (from left to right).
Charlotte Knights

  The Charlotte Knights are now playing their first season in BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte but it’s not their first time playing in the shadow of our skyscrapers. The Knights and baseball in Charlotte have a long history filled with colorful characters and enduring stories. We’ll celebrate baseball history in our region, the many iterations of ballparks we’ve had, and the journey of baseball back to uptown. And we’ll do so live from BB&T ballpark during a Knights game. We take you out to the ball game when Charlotte Talks steps up to bat, Tuesday at 9 on 90.7 WFAE.

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Local News
11:35 am
Sat April 12, 2014

A New Era Of Charlotte Baseball Begins...

The Charlotte Knights take the field for the opening game in their new uptown stadium.
Michael Tomsic

A hot dog, a cold beer and a spring evening in a sold-out ballpark – minor league baseball is back in Charlotte. After roughly 25 years of playing in Fort Mill, the Charlotte Knights played their first game in their new uptown stadium Friday night. WFAE’s Michael Tomsic was there.   


Local News
11:25 am
Fri April 11, 2014

The Buzz On Charlotte's Baseball Past

Charlotte Hornets line-up for 1957 season opener against Knoxville (from Charlotte Observer clippings archived at UNC Charlotte's J. Murray Atkins Library).
Mark Rumsey / UNC Charlotte - University Archives WFAE

It's a big day in the Charlotte area's professional baseball history. The new 10,000 seat BB&T Ballpark uptown debuts tonight when the Triple-A Charlotte Knights take on the Norfolk Tides.

The Knights had spend the previous 24 seasons in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

The region has a long and colorful history of professional baseball. WFAE's Mark Rumsey captured that history in this story, which first aired last summer. 


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Local News
4:19 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Charlotte Knights Hold First Practice In Uptown Ballpark

The Charlotte Knights hold their first practice at BB&T Ballpark in uptown Charlotte.
Michael Tomsic

Charlotte’s minor league baseball team practiced in its new ballpark in uptown for the first time Tuesday.


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Local News
4:44 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

'World Series' Of Minor League Baseball Comes To Charlotte In 2014

Workers install sod at BB&T Ballpark in uptown Charlotte on November 5, 2013.
Credit Charlotte Knights

Minor League Baseball’s big game is coming to Charlotte. The league announced Tuesday that BB&T Ballpark will host the 2014 Triple-A National Championship Game. 


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Local News
3:13 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Charlotte Knights Announce First Game At New Field

A knight's suit of armour stands watch over press conference in the under-construction baseball stadium.
Credit Mark Rumsey / WFAE

The Charlotte Knights Wednesday announced that the first game in the new BB&T Ballpark will be played on April 11, 2014 against the Norfolk Tides.   

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Local News
11:14 am
Thu February 14, 2013

York County Looks At The Future Of Knights Stadium Property

A Charlotte Knights game at the team's stadium in Rock Hill, SC. The facility will stand empty in the 2014 season, when the team starts playing uptown.
Credit katiemeigs / Flickr

The Charlotte Knights are gearing up for their last season of baseball in Fort Mill, South Carolina---their home since 1990. Construction is underway Uptown on the new BB&T Field. That will leave York County with an empty stadium that could become a liability to taxpayers. So the county is looking at what to do with it, come 2014. Duncan McFadyen spoke to Mark Farris, Director of Economic Development for York county. He says a Charlotte company is interested in buying the stadium property, but the county is considering all of its options.


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