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City OK’s Knights funding request, at lower level

Charlotte (N.C.) city officials refined a plan to help fund a new Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) ballpark, adding hotel/motel taxes to mix and dropping the total to $8.5 million. The Knights originally requested $11 million coming from property-tax increases in the ballpark area; this number was later reduced to $9 million by city […]

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Charlotte outlines ballpark funding plan

A Charlotte (N.C.) City Council committee will debate today a proposal to help fund a new Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) Uptown ballpark, contingent on the team arranging private financing. The plan, to be discussed today by the council’s economic development committee, calls for $9 million to be paid to the team after 2015, with half […]

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Knights: We’ve met big condition for new ballpark

Management of the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) say they’ve scored two significant, long-term sponsorship agreements — agreements that were a condition of their new-ballpark deal with Mecklenburg County. Providing such proof by March 31, 2012 was a condition required to maintain the validity of the Knights’ lease agreement with the county. The Knights […]

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Knights make economic case for city funding of new ballpark

Armed with a study that predicted a tangible economic impact from a new Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) ballpark, the City Council invited team management to pitch for city funding. The Knights are looking at a $55-million ballpark in uptown Charlotte. Mecklenburg County has already pledged land and $8 million, with some conditions — […]

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Charlotte may help fund new Knights ballpark

With it increasingly apparent that private financing isn’t possible for a new Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) ballpark, Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are exploring public financing. Any public money would not cover the entire cost of constructing a new ballpark in Charlotte’s Uptown area; past cost estimate have come in at $56 million, but […]

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White Sox minor-league schedules posted

More news from spring training: we’ve posted the schedules for the four minor-league affiliates of the Chicago White Sox, playing out of Camelback Ranch-Glendale. The four teams: Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League), Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League), Winston-Salem Dash (Class A; Carolina League) and Kannapolis Intimidators (Class A; Sally League). You can view […]

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