Ahead of the Charlotte Knights’ first pitch at the new BB&T Ballpark in uptown Charlotte next spring, there’s at least one more chance for you to see the stadium and take away your own personal piece of the property November 16.
Crews are now moving anything that moves — from kitchen equipment to chairs to you name it — in a public auction at the Fort Mill site.
The Knight’s lease of the baseball stadium from York County ends December 31, 2013.
Items and memorabilia that are not up for auction will be packed into storage between the Knights’ final exit of the Fort Mill park and when the Certificate of Occupancy is issued, likely in February, Knights General Manager Scotty Brown said.
The park is now about 75 percent complete. Seats have been installed, lights have been erected and sod is expected to be installed within the next week.
Brown said the staff will move into BB&T Ballpark in February and will have the chance to test out equipment and facilities well before the first pitch on April 11, 2014.
“Most teams when they open new ballparks, open it up the night of the first game. It’s a bit of a scramble,” Brown said. “We hope to avoid those pitfalls.”
For more on what will come of the now former Knights Stadium see previous coverage here.