About BB&T Ballpark
BB&T Ballpark is one of the newest and most spacious Minor League-specific ballparks. Associated with Major League Baseball, the ballpark is one of many popular sports venues located just minutes away from one another in the Uptown neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. Here’s a little bit about this intimate, modern ballpark and what it brings to the table.
The History of BB&T Ballpark
Opening its doors in 2014, BB&T Ballpark had been in the planning for quite some time beforehand. With some feeling that having an AAA-league ballpark within Charlotte was a detriment to attracting a Major League franchise to the city, these detractors tossed every argument they could against the construction of BB&T Ballpark. Yet with the only other AAA ballpark nearby being 30 minutes south of Charlotte in South Carolina, the pull for a new, local stadium was too strong to deny.
Soon, construction began on a 10,000-seat ballpark in the vicinity of Charlotte’s other pro sports stadiums. Today, BB&T Ballpark stands not far from the NBA’s Spectrum Center, which hosts the Charlotte Hornets, and Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.
What’s So Special About BB&T Ballpark Events?
BB&T Ballpark is fantastic for a number of reasons. First, it’s an intimate setting as it comes in at just around 10,000 seats. If you’re not a fan of massive stadiums filled with deafening fans, this ballpark is definitely for you. At the same time, though, you don’t have to worry that it’s going to feel like you’re watching a Little League game – this stadium has a two-level club complete with skyline views of Charlotte and a climate-controlled VIP club with a full-service bar. The International League is serious business, and so are the Charlotte Knights – it’s only right that their stadium reflects that!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is BB&T Ballpark located?
The BB&T Ballpark is situated in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.
What kind of events does BB&T Ballpark host?
BB&T Ballpark has hosted the Triple-A All-Star Game in the past and is used to host college baseball games several times throughout the year.
Which team is playing at BB&T Ballpark?
The Charlotte Knights of the MLB currently call the ballpark their home.
Where can I park for free at BB&T Ballpark?
The Ballpark doesn't have an official parking lot for fans attending BB&T Ballpark sporting events. However, its location in uptown Charlotte provides fans with a wide range of public parking garages to consider. Generally speaking, the further you park, the cheaper the rates. One example is the Mint Street Garage. Located right next to the ballpark, it can accommodate more than 2,000 vehicles and costs $13 to park.
What is the seating capacity of BB&T Ballpark?
BB&T Ballpark events can seat a total of 10,200 fans.
Who owns BB&T Ballpark?
The ballpark is owned by Mecklenburg County.
How do I get to BB&T Ballpark using public transport?
There are a few public transport options available for fans wishing to arrive at BB&T Ballpark sporting events on time. The LYNX Blue Line to 3rd Street/Convention Center, or even, bus route 5, will both drop you off next to the ballpark.