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Knights add hotel to new-ballpark plan

New Charlotte Knights ballpark

A 125-room hotel with underground parking is the latest component of BB&T Ballpark, slated to open in April 2014 as the new home of the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League).

Chris Semmens, vice president of sales for the Knights, made the announcement at a Charlotte Chamber of Commerce-Metro event today, as well as the opening date for the new facility: April 10, 2014.

The new Uptown ballpark will replace Knights Stadium as the home of the Knights. From

In 2014, BB&T Ballpark in Uptown is estimated to have an economic impact of more than $65 million, and is expected to add more than 700 jobs.

The site will also offer visitors a place to stay. A hotel, owned by the Charlotte Knights, is expected to have an inventory of approximately 125 rooms, and will feature underground parking.

Speaking of parking, Semmens says the team is negotiating a deal for 1000 spots at the adjacent Mint Street parking lot. He added that the lot itself actually has 1900 spots, but the terms of use for the additional 900 are still under discussion. Suite-level ticket holders will have parking included as part of their package. For all others, Semmens says the team is working to make sure the parking is reasonably priced– $4 to $5, he says.

Image courtesy of the Charlotte Knights.

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