Knights Baseball Returns To Uptown
CHARLOTTE, NC– “There’s no comparison,” said Charlotte Knights President, Dan Rajkowski.
Charlotte Knights President Dan Rajkowski walks through BB&T Ballpark still amazed the difference three years makes, from a franchise losing money in Fort Mill to nearly 700,000 fans coming last year.
“To sell out 30,32,33 nights, lead the country in attendance you couldn’t ask for anything better,” said Rajkowski.
Last year they added new seating and enhanced the sound system. This year they’ve added a huge safety net behind home plate.
“We had a concern with bats and balls flying in the stands so we put this up and I think it’s going to be nice enhancement for our fans,” said Rajkowski.
In addition to new concessions beyond just ballpark peanuts and hot dogs.
“Cook a lot of the food in house instead of processed type things, the menu is just expanded, meatloaf,” said Rajkowski.
Something else they’re proud of is the economic boom it’s had in Uptown.
“It’s transformed this Third Ward, no question. We’ve got now built in neighbors, I think 1500 new through these towers built since this ballpark has,” said Rajkowski.
And businesses that benefit with the ballpark there.
Rajkowski says it’s not just been a win for Knights, but for Charlotte.
Thursday night is standing room only now to get into the game, but there are still tickets available for Friday night which has fireworks and games through the weekend.