Charlotte Knights Hit Home in the Queen City!
There are few activities more wholesome and fun—or more all-American—than spending a night at the local baseball stadium; whether you’re zealous about the sport itself or simply love the camaraderie, the community spirit, and the ballpark food, an old-fashioned baseball game is never a bad option for an evening’s entertainment! Residents of Charlotte, North Carolina, then, are grateful to have their very own minor league team—the Charlotte Knights—to root for and to spend evenings with.
The Charlotte Knights bring a long, illustrious, and, frankly, convoluted history to the Queen City. Charlotte’s baseball scene extends back to roughly 1900, though it has gone through a few name changes over the last century; initially, the team was called the Hornets, and, for a time, the Orioles (or just the O’s, for short). Likewise, the team has had several Major League affiliations, including with the Minnesota Twins, the Baltimore Orioles, the Chicago Cubs, the Florida Marlins, and—since 1998—the Chicago White Sox.
But none of that matters to fans of the team—or to natives of Charlotte, North Carolina—so much as the fact that the team simply makes for great all-ages entertainment. They play at Knights Stadium, located just outside of Charlotte in the suburb of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and they include nightly promotions and special events that attract fans from all over the area. For kids, in particular, the Knights offer plenty of options for enjoying this most American of sports, including Little League parties, a kids’ baseball club, and even birthday party events with the Knights’ mascot, "Homer" the Dragon.
And for grown-ups, there are plenty of other reasons to come to a Knights game—besides, of course, the chance to see some great baseball! During the summer, weekend fireworks shows are a main attraction, and a great way to cap off any Charlotte Knights game. There are also frequent collaborations with local and national charities and non-profit organizations, great events for raising awareness and cultivating support for worthy causes.
In other words, Knights Stadium is just about the best place you can go to experience the full warmth and camaraderie of the Queen City community—and whether you’re a native or a visitor, it’s always guaranteed to be a good time. The Knights may be a "minor" team, but for the citizens of Charlotte, they’re a source of major pride.