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Knights close final doors, chapter on York Co. stadium

Monday afternoon, the Charlotte Knights officially vacated the York County ballpark they have called home for the last quarter century. The team’s lease of the Fort Mill site ends today as the finishing touches are underway at the new BB&T Ballpark in uptown Charlotte. Knights General Manager Dan Rajkowski said the park is about 95 […]

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Preliminary Approval Given to Knights’ Stadium Sale

The York County Council moved a step closer to selling the Knights Stadium property Monday night.  Council members also gave preliminary approval to an incentive package for Cato Corporation, a Charlotte-based apparel retailer that’s buying the stadium property.  Councilman Chad Williams read the proposed ordinance. The council also gave first-reading approval to an ordinance authorizing […]

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Economic Developers balk at ‘Castle Speedway’ plan for Knights’ Stadium

York County economic developers say a private company’s plan to build a speedway on what is soon to be the vacant Charlotte Knights stadium is overly presumptuous and likely will not happen. The group known as Castle Speedway is pushing for a short track on the 24-year-old stadium property. York County Economic Development Director Mark […]

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Reese files sixth lawsuit against Knights’ uptown stadium

Charlotte attorney Jerry Reese filed his sixth lawsuit Monday in a North Carolina court in an attempt to build a new ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in the Queen City. [media-credit name=”Charlotte Business Journal” align=”alignright” width=”280″][/media-credit]Knights spokesman Tommy Viola said Tuesday that all five of Reese’s prior lawsuits — and the one filed Monday — […]

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Knights ask Charlotte for $11M towards uptown stadium

Knights officials and developers told Charlotte City Council they’d like for the city to chip in 11-million dollars for a stadium uptown, joining Mecklenburg County that has already committed 8-million dollars to the plan. [media-credit name=”CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS” align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]The Knights earned a particularly icy reception from some city council members, weary of promises of big […]

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Knights to host the Chicago White Sox in April 3, 2015 exhibition game

After a record-breaking inaugural season at BB&T Ballpark — the most visited venue in Minor League Baseball in 2014 — the Charlotte Knights will open the 2015 campaign in Uptown Charlotte with an exhibition game against their parent club, the Chicago White Sox, on Thursday, April 3 at 6:05 p.m. Charlotte Knights General Manager of […]

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York Co. deputies tackle simulated shooter at Knights Castle

It’s a situation we all hope never happens: someone with a gun at a school, church or mall threatening the lives of those we love. But in today’s culture, it’s a reality. One that York County Sheriff’s Deputies spent much of the last week in January training for in the event of a real active […]

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