Charlotte Knights Overview

Fast facts

League: International League

Head Coach: Wes Helms

Team Mascot: Homer the Dragon

Year Opened: 2014

Capacity: 10200

City / State: Charlotte / North Carolina

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Charlotte Knights vs Durham Bulls

Rival Team: Durham Bulls

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.


Home Run Statue

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.

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Commemorative Bricks

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.

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Where to tailgate

Charlotte Knights Stadium Guide

In Game

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.

Things to check out


Stop by the autograph areas before the game to get autographs from all your favorite Knights players and coaches. Autographs are a great keepsake from the game, especially for kids.

Centerfield Dragon Statue

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.

Rookie Play Zone

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.

Knights Armor Shoppe

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

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.

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Charlotte Knights Bars & Restaurants

  1. Howl at the Moon

    Howl at the Moon Cocktails

    Lively bar with a party vibe featuring dueling piano shows & novelty bucket drinks. There's never a boring drink!

    210 E Trade St #308, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Valhalla Pub and Eatery

    Valhalla Sangria

    Rustic pub featuring rotating craft brews, artisan cocktails & from-scratch American eats.

    317 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Prohibition Bar

    Prohibition Bar

    Awesome watering hole with reclaimed-wood furnishings & a patio offering 1920s-style drinks.

    200 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Tilt on Trade

    Tilt on Trade

    A Lively gathering spot for cocktails & beer at a long bar, plus sports on TV, arcade games & a patio.

    127 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  5. Cowbell Burger & Whiskey Bar

    Eat more Cowbell burger beer

    Cocktails, gourmet burgers & more in a trendy room with dark wood, chandeliers & music memorabilia.

    201 N Tryon St #1010, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq

  6. Ink N Ivy CLT

    Ink Ivy

    Ink N Ivy is all about being yourself and eating the food you love.

    222 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Hooters

    Working Man Friend Beer Tiki Hut Pub & Grill Beer 4th and Mill Beer

    We've got it all - appetizers, salads, burgers, you name it. And those Hooters world-famous Wings.

    123 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  8. Howl at the Moon

    Howl at the Moon Cocktails

    Lively bar with a party vibe featuring dueling piano shows & novelty bucket drinks. There's never a boring drink!

    210 E Trade St #308, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. All American Pub

    All American burger

    Famosu for their Bloody Mary Bar.

    200 E Bland St, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Sports One Charlotte

    Sports One

    One of the best sports bar and grill in Charlotte.

    521 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  11. The Belfast Mill

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    The Belfast Mill Irish Pub is an authentic Irish style pub that serves up a great pint of Guinness as well as a variety of other Irish beers.

    144 Brevard Court, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    european - sportsbar - $$

  12. Courtyard Hooligans


    Courtyard Hooligans is an International Sports Pub with a large import and craft beer selection

    140 Brevard Court, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA

    35.223355, -80.846724

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  13. Rooster’s Uptown

    Roosters Uptown

    Urban. Cozy. Spirited.

    150 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - $$

  14. French Quarter

    French Quarter bar

    Where every hour is happy hour!

    321 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

    Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

    The meat in this steakhouse is perfectly seasoned and placed on skewers to cook slowly over a wood burning flame.

    139 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  16. Mimosa Grill

    Mimosa Grill

    Pioneering Charlotte's uptown restaurant scene since 1995, Mimosa Grill has focused on using the best locally and regionally grown ingredients.

    327 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

    Ruths Chris Steak House

    Your last bite is just as good as your first.

    222 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  18. Morton’s The Steakhouse


    Morton's steak house is widely regarded as the best place for prime steak anywhere.

    227 W Trade St #150, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  19. Mert’s Heart & Soul


    Good food, good friends, good American life!

    214 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  20. Mellow Mushroom

    Mellow Mushroom

    Delicious quick bites from Mellow Mushroom sure to fill you

    255 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - cafe - $$

  21. Al Mikes Tavern

    AlMikes Tavern

    One of the chillest places to hang out with great friends

    401 W 9th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$