Exciting Day at BB&T Ballpark on March 8th!

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The line at BB&T Ballpark began forming at 4:40 a.m. on Saturday.

Giddy. Excited. Thrilled. Like a kid on Christmas morning!

That’s how I felt when I showed up to BB&T Ballpark just around 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 8 for the first day of Single-Game ticket sales.

When I got here, I was overwhelmed with excitement. There were a number of fans already here! That excitement continued into the afternoon as many more fans made their way out to the ballpark in hopes of attending Knights games during the team’s inaugural season at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte.

Stunning. Just stunning.

In all, hundreds of fans flocked to BB&T Ballpark on Saturday with hopes of securing tickets to Opening Day and other games on the 2014 schedule. With a calendar filled with great promotions, giveaways, celebrity appearances, and more, fans had many options when they stepped up to the ticket window. 

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Jeremy Coffey (left), and Mike Bullard (right), were the first two fans to arrive at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday.

While the ticket office at BB&T Ballpark opened at 9:00 a.m. on  Saturday, many fans were at the ballpark well before that to secure their tickets to the first game in Charlotte since 1988. That’s the last time the Knights called Charlotte home. On April 11th, baseball officially returns to the Queen City.

Mike Bullard, 29, was the first person in-line. He eagerly arrived at BB&T Ballpark at 4:40 a.m. — over four hours before the ticket office even opened. His buddy, Jeremy Coffey, 29, arrived a little later and was second in-line. The two waited patiently as time passed by — both eager to secure tickets to Opening Day on April 11.

“We’re excited, we’re excited,” said Bullard. “We were here at 4:40 (a.m.), it was a little breezy, a little cold, but well worth it!”

For Bullard, Coffey, and hundreds of other Knights fans, tickets to Opening Day were secured. The chance to be a part of history and the opportunity to witness baseball back in Uptown Charlotte was something many fans couldn’t pass up. Memories at BB&T Ballpark started early — and they will continue throughout the season.

ticket office

Our Ticket Office was open and ready to go at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 8th. The ticket office closed at 5:00 p.m., but will re-open on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m.

While single-game tickets for Opening Day are now sold out, there are tickets still left for many great games at BB&T Ballpark this season. We still have tickets to our Negro League Tribute Night on April 15, our Charlotte O’s Tribute Night on April 18th — and many more fun-filled games this year.

Fans will be able to bring their dogs to BB&T Ballpark on two occasions this year (June 8th and August 25th). They will be able to meet pro wrestling Hall-of-Famers Tito Santana (May 5th) and George “The Animal” Steele (June 8th). Tito will be here as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration — “The Animal” as part of our Bark in the Ballpark day.

Anyone interested in finding out more about promotions and giveaways, I encourage you to check out our promotional calendar for our entire lineup of festivities: Promotional Calendar

All and all, it was a great day for the Knights, the city of Charlotte, and of course, our fans. For me, it’s very gratifying knowing just how excited people are for baseball in Uptown. There is a real buzz around this city and it’s a magical time to be a Knights fan. Thank you for your support. Thanks for being a Knights fan!

We’ll see you again very soon!

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