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A Guide To Charlotte Knights Baseball

May 9, 2011 7:12 AM

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With warmer weather at our heels, the time is perfect for enjoying outdoor activities and sporting events. What is more enjoyable than a baseball game? With the following guide, sharing with you the details of a Charlotte Knights Baseball game, you and your family will enjoy one of the most popular sporting events around the Charlotte area!

The Charlotte Knights Team History

Since the creation of the Charlotte Hornets in 1901, professional baseball has a rich and established history of the Queen City. Charlotte baseball teams have produced 15 championships, 31 post-season berths and one Las Vegas Triple-A World Series appearance.

Under the name of the “Hornets” until 1973, Charlotte clinched11 championships, including North Carolina League titles in 1902 and 1916 and a South Atlantic League crown in 1923.

Baseball left the Queen City in 1973 until Frances Crockett created the Charlotte O’s in 1976. The O’s played in the Southern League and later served as the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles until 1988.

The Charlotte Knights were founded in 1989.

On December 27, 1991, Minor League Baseball awarded new Triple-A expansion franchises to the cities of Charlotte and Ottawa. In its inaugural Triple-A season, the Knights claimed the 1993 International League’s Governors’ Cup Championship.

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As the 1999 season began, the Knights once again switched affiliations, signing a player development contract with the Chicago White Sox. Within the first year within the affiliation with the White Sox, the Knights won the IL Governors’ Cup Championship and advanced to the second-ever Triple-A World Series in Las Vegas.

The Charlotte Knights continue to make history and provide entertaining, and engaging baseball for the metropolitan Charlotte area.

Nightly Promotions

MONDAYS
Fans can enjoy “All-You-Can-Eat Seats”
Special ticket purchases include food & game specials. (This excludes July 4th.)

TUESDAYS
“Bi-Lo Two on a Tuesday” takes center stage!
Fans can show their Bi-Lo Bonus Card at the Knights Box Office for buy one ticket get one half off special. It is valid on any level of seating. (Fans must present card in person. Not valid for phone or internet orders.)Additional deals are available for the day of TUESDAY by visiting the Charlotte Knights Baseball website.

WEDNESDAYS
“VIC Card Wednesday” is the theme here!
Fans can present their Harris Teeter VIC Card at the Box Office for buy one ticket get one half off special. (Fans must present card in person. Not valid for phone or internet orders.)

THURSDAYS
“Thirsty Thursdays” is a fan favorite! $1 beer and $1 soda specials are available during the game.

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FRIDAYS
“Free Stuff Fridays” is where it’s at! Great giveaways all summer long during each Friday home game are available for that die-hard Knights baseball fan! Check the website for additional details.

SATURDAYS
“Post-Game Fireworks” are ready for display after the game! It’s a summer tradition for Charlotte Knights baseball, in the Carolinas: post-game fireworks presented by Bank Of America, Time Warner Cable, NewsTalk 1110 WBT and the Carolina Weekly Newspaper Group.

SUNDAYS
During “BB&T Family Day” , kids get to run the bases after the game courtesy of Discovery Place.

Tickets

Individual Tickets:
Individual tickets can be purchased online by visiting the website and going to the schedule page and clicking the icon on the calendar for the date you want to attend. Once the purchase is made online, you will have the option to pick them up at Will Call or print them at home and go directly to the gate.
Fans can also purchase tickets by calling 704-357-8071 and selecting option 4. All phone orders will be held at Will Call.

Group Tickets:
Tickets for groups can be purchased through our Group Ticket Department by calling 704-357-8071 and selecting option 3.

Directions, Parking and Physical Address

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Physical Address:
2280 Deerfield Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29715

Directions from Charlotte & All Points North:
Take Interstate 77 south to Exit 88 “Gold Hill Road” which is just two miles south of the NC/SC state line. Make a left at the light at the top of the exit ramp. The stadium will be about a quarter of a mile on your right.

Alternate Route During Weekends and Special Events
Get on Interstate 77 and take it south to Exit 90 “Carowinds Blvd” and make a left onto Highway 21 South (also known as Carowinds Boulevard). Continue southbound on Highway 21 for approximately 2.6 miles. Make a right onto Springfield Parkway. Once on Springfield Parkway you will make your FIRST left onto Deerfield Drive.

Directions from Rock Hill & Points South:
Take Interstate 77 north to Exit 88 “Gold Hill Road”. Then, make a right at the top of the ramp. You will see the entrance to the stadium, located about a quarter of a mile on your right.

Parking:
All parking is on a first come, first served basis. There is no guaranteed parking. Parking is $4 per car for most home games and $5 per car for special events. Contact the front desk if there for questions about attendance to a special event. Parking passes are provided to season ticket holders with field box or lower level reserved seats.

Tailgating:
You are encouraged to show up early for the games and tailgate, where tailgating takes place, which is in Parking Lot 6. A parking attendant will gladly point you in the right direction if you are unsure of where to tailgate.

The Online Team Store

The Charlotte Knights offer Knights apparel from baseball hats to authentic jerseys and accessories. You can visit the team store online and order specific apparel. Paraphernalia is categorized by “top selling”, “clearance” and “new items.” Collectibles and novelties are also available and fans can even shop the online team store by price range! For more information about the Knights Baseball team store, email, beckal@charlotteknights.com or call (704) 357-8071. You may also write to the following address:
Charlotte Knights Official Store
Attn: Becka Leveille
2280 Deerfield Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29715

Junior Knights Kids Club

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Kids between the ages of 3 and 13 can enjoy baseball with the “exclusivity of membership” in the Junior Knights Kids Club! The cost is just $25 per child and includes such benefits as:

FREE Admission to any 7 home games
Personalized membership card
Membership Kit
2011 Charlotte Knights Baseball Card Set
Monthly Junior Knights Membership Letter
Birthday Card from Homer the Dragon
10% discount in the Team Store

And members can receive invitations to such events as:

Homer’s Birthday Party Celebration
Junior Knights Day
Autograph Session with Knights Players
Priority Access for Kids Run the Bases on Sunday Home Games
Exclusive Opportunity to Race Homer on Game Days
Surprise Monthly Events! (More details to be released on March 31, 2011)

For more information or to register, parents/guardians can phone 704-357-8071 ext 2100 or 803-548-8050 ext 2100.

Additional Contact Information and Hours of Operation

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The Knights Front Office is Open:
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

During Games:
While the Front Desk is not open for visitors after 5:30 p.m. A Front Desk Operator is answering calls until the end of the game on all game days.

Address:
Charlotte Knights Baseball Club
2280 Deerfield Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29715

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Phone Number:
NC: 704-357-8071
SC: 803-548-8050

Fax Number:
704-329-2155

Website:
http://www.CharlotteKnights.com

~Cicely C. Mitchell~

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