There is no better time to attend a Charlotte Knights game than when they take on in-state rivals Durham. Bragging rights are always on the line when the Knights and Bulls meet, so make sure to be in attendance when these two North Carolina-based teams square off.
Charlotte Knights Tailgate Guide
A Charlotte Knights game offers plenty of pregame entertainment, so arrive early and get the most out of your visit to BB&T Ballpark. The Charlotte Knights not only allow tailgating, but they encourage it in Lot 6 making it the perfect place to tailgate before the game. In Lot 6 you’ll meet lots of fellow fans and make friends quickly making an excellent place to party before the game.
Being that this is Charlotte, barbecue is the food of choice and can be found everywhere you look. If you want to enjoy some delicious barbecue then just bring something to share, and you’ll likely find someone who is willing to share.
If you’re not into grilling out and tailgating, then take the time to explore the Uptown neighborhood and all the nearby bars and restaurants. Uptown is home to tons of great places to grab a bite to eat or drink making pregaming before a Knights game one of the best experiences in Minor League Baseball.
Lastly, take some time to check out the Home Run Statue and commemorative bricks before the game. Both are excellent things to see on your way into the ballpark, so make sure to enjoy everything BB&T Ballpark and the surrounding neighborhood has to offer.
You’ll have an incredible time pregaming before a Knights game, so arrive early to get the most out of your trip to BB&T Ballpark.
Snap a picture with the Home Run Statue before the Knights take the field. The statue designed by Tom Ogburn depicts young fans trying to catch a home run ball and is a must-see when attending a Knights game.
Make sure to check out the commemorative bricks when entering BB&T Ballpark. Whether you bought one yourself or not it’s still fun to take a look at all the brick as you make your way into the stadium.
Lot 6Those of you who want to set up a tailgate party at a Charlotte Knights game will want to do so in Lot 6. Lot 6 is the designated tailgate lot and the best place to party before the game with fellow Knights fans. Everyone here loves to tailgate so break out the grill and cooler and join in the fun.
Uptown Charlotte Bars and RestaurantsBB&T Ballpark is located in the Uptown neighborhood of Charlotte, and as a result, you’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants to check before the game. Take a look at our list of bars and restaurants to find the perfect place for you to grab a drink or bite to eat before the game.
Charlotte Knights Stadium Guide
BB&T Park is home to one of most gorgeous views in not only Minor League Baseball, but all of sports making a visit to the park an incredible experience for everyone in attendance. The new ballpark offers a much-improved location and view than the Knights former home making each visit to BB&T Park an enjoyable experience.
It’s not just the park’s location and view that making attending a Knights game a great time for any baseball fan. A Knights game provides you with the opportunity to get autographs from future stars and is also home to plenty of fun kids activities. Families will love taking in a game in Charlotte as the Rookie Play Zone will keep kids entertained throughout the game and the lovable Homer the Dragon is a favorite among young fans as well.
Another must-see of at any Knights game is the dragon statue in centerfield. The statue lights up and breathes smoke after every Knights home run and win, so hope that the Knights hit a lot of dingers during your visit to BB&T Ballpark.
Families and baseball fans will have a fun time taking in a game at the beautiful BB&T Ballpark, so stop by and taking in a game during your next visit to Charlotte.
The dragon statue in centerfield is a must-see for anyone taking in a game at BB&T Ballpark especially after Knights’ home runs and wins. The statue breathes smoke after each home run and win, so enjoy the show during your trip to Charlotte.
If you’re taking the kids to the game, then stop by the Rookie Play Zone. The Rookie Play Zone is located on the end of the main concourse on the first base side and features a variety of kids activities making it the perfect place for kids to work out their restless energy before and during the game.
Pick up a souvenir from your trip to BB&T Ballpark at the Knights Armor Shoppe. The Knights Armor Shoppe is home to just about any kind of Knights gear you could want including t-shirts, caps, and much more.
Homer the Dragon is the official mascot of the Charlotte Knights and a must-see for fans, particularly younger fans. Be on alert for Homer throughout the game as you never know what kind of shenanigans he’ll get into next, and if you’re lucky you may even be able to get a picture with him.