Charlotte Knights Hope to Boost Uptown Business Before and After Games

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CHARLOTTE, NC – “Everything’s jumping right now. And I think it’s good for Uptown and Charlotte in general,” says Concord resident Brandon Patsel. Patsel was one of many people already in Uptown hours before the gates opened Saturday at BB&T BallPark.  

“I believe it’s a good place that they actually put it at because I think it might draw more attention and more business,” says Edgemoor, SC resident William Boone.  

This the second of over 70 home games expected to draw 10,000 fans each night.  A definite boost to Third Ward says Knights GM of Baseball Operations Scotty Brown.  “We’ve got people teeming all over the Uptown area. Going to the restaurants, enjoying themselves, going to museums, it’s a win-win for the city,” Brown says.
Local businesses like NoDa Brewing Company are hoping to take adantage of that boost. The company is selling its beer at home games.  “A lot of thirsty people talking to their fans about what they’re drinking and what they drank at the ballpark,” says Suzie Ford.
Fans say they don’t think the excitement will wear off anytime soon.