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Steel going up at new Knights ballpark

New Charlotte Knights ballpark

Construction of the new Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) ballpark reached another milestone: the first steel girders went up in recent days.

From the Charlotte Observer:

Knights vice president Dan Rajkowski on Tuesday called the raising of steel beams a “monumental event for us.”…

The first steel beams have been put up in what will be the visitors clubhouse. In the coming weeks, more will go up near the first-base line, home dugout, concourse and other areas until the general shape of the 10,000-seat stadium is complete.

Rajkowski said construction on the $54 million project is on schedule and on budget. Work is expected to be “substantially complete” by year’s end with the Knights set to begin playing uptown in 2014.

Image courtesy of the Charlotte Knights.

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