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Developers looking at Charlotte investments after Knights ballpark approved

There has already been an immediate effect to the city’s decision to partially fund a new Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League): developers are making offers to Uptown property owners. Joanna Sikiotis, owner of Green’s Lunch, says she’s been approached by developers who want to buy the 86-year-old eatery and redevelop the property. She’s not […]

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Knights notch another major sponsor

With city politicians still debating whether to help fund a new Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) ballpark, the team has signed another major sponsor: Piedmont Natural Gas. The Charlotte-based firm is the first founding partner for a proposed uptown Charlotte ballpark. Mecklenburg County has already committed $8 million and a low-cost land lease for the […]

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City funding for Knights ballpark: iffy

Despite a naming-rights deal and indications that financing is almost in place for a new Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) ballpark, some councilmembers are questioning city funding. City staff has recommended $8.5 million be paid toward the $54 million ballpark project: $6 million from hotel/motel taxes and $2.5 million in property-tax rebates from the […]

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Knights sign BB&T for new-ballpark naming rights

The Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) unveiled a naming-rights partner for a proposed new Uptown ballpark: BB&T Corp. Under the agreement, the ballpark will carry the BB&T name and include signage and other promotional opportunities, starting when the Knights are scheduled to begin play in April 2014. It would be the second Minor League Ballpark […]

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