324 South Mint Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
BB&T Ballpark is the new home to Charlotte's minor league baseball team, the Charlotte Knights. The park opened in 2014, and stands in the shadow of Bank of America Stadium - home of the Carolina Panthers. Prior to moving to Uptown, the Knights had played at a stadium known simply known as "Charlotte Knights Stadium" or "Knights Castle" in Fort Mill, S.C.
Before this, the team hadn't played in Charlotte since the 1980s.
The park is located at the intersections of Mint, Martin Luther King, Graham and 4th Street in Third Ward in Uptown Charlotte, and is right across the street from the new Romare Bearden Park, a park that has become a popular spot to relax before or after a game, or take in the atmosphere of a game while it's going on.
In addition to baseball, the park will host events year round, like concerts, festivals, corporate and community events and more. Highlights include the AAA All Star Game and other high profile events.
BB&T Ballpark has spectacular views of Uptown Charlotte, and has quickly rocketed the Charlotte Knights from the bottom of their league in attendance to the top. Instead of making an out of the way trip to Fort Mill, South Carolina (and fighting notoriously bad traffic to get there), people can now make an evening of a Knights game, stopping at one of Uptown's many bars or restaurants before or after the game.
The old Charlotte Knights stadium was nearly 30 minutes out of Uptown, while the new one places it squarely in the middle of activity.
There's not a single, dedicated parking lot for the stadium. Instead, you'll park at one of a number of surface lots located throughout Uptown, or on the street at metered parking (free on weekends).
Duke Energy Center parking deck near the park has 2,400 spaces, and is likely the easiest and fastest way to park.
- The stadium opened in 2014, and cost $54 million to build.
- Seating capacity of 10,000
- Natural grass surface
- Along with the new park in 2014, the Knights got a new logo and color scheme.
- The Knights played at their old home, "The Castle," in Fort Mill for 24 years
- The stadium and field is built below ground level, enhancing the views of the surrounding skyline.
- Hotels, office space and retail shops are built into the outfield space.
- Two club areas are available (Upper and Lower Level). Both will offer skyline views as well as access to a VIP, climate controlled club with full service bar.In total, there are 975 club seats and 22 luxury suites at the ballpark.