#OpeningKnight: Fans flock to BB&T Ballpark

#OpeningKnight: Fans flock to BB&T Ballpark

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 7:25 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 11 at 7:36 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Knights opened their new uptown ballpark Friday night.

The Knights played their first game at BB&T Ballpark Friday against the Norfolk Tide. First pitch for the sold out game was thrown by Former Knights slugger Jim Thome. Governor Pat McCrory also threw out a ceremonial first pitch. 

A pre-game festival kicked off at noon at Romare Bearden Park, featuring the introduction of the Knights team and an autograph session for fans.

The festival was family-themed, featuring live music, magicians and more.

The Carolina Panthers’ PURRcussion team launched activities at 11:55 a.m. Three separate bands are scheduled to perform during the afternoon.

Did you go to the game? Share your #OpeningKnight experience with us! Email your photos to YourPics@WCNC.com.
 

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