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Groundbreaking for new Knights ballpark set for Sept. 14

New Charlotte ballpark

After more than a decade of work, the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) and Center City Partners have scheduled the groundbreaking for a new Uptown ballpark on Sept. 14.

The date comes after the site will be used as part of the Democratic National Convention proceedings. 

“The first you’ll see is the earth moving and the beginning of changing the infrastructure, street construction and so forth,” Center City Partners Senior VP of Planning and Development Cheryl Myers told WSOC News. “That entire area of uptown Charlotte that we call the ballpark neighborhood is going to be under construction.”

The $54-million BB&T Ballpark is set to open for the 2014 season, replacing Knights Stadium as the home of the team.

Rendering courtesy of the Charlotte Knights.

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