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Old 06-11-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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So cool - woo hoo!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:58 PM
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That's only for people on the far south side of town. Honestly, there's much less traffic on the surface streets in and around uptown than on the highways in the burbs. And very few people are going to make that hour long trip on 77 or 485 or whatever just to go to the game. Not to mention the light rail and other public transportation options will be great for a lot of folks.

This will allow people to go from their offices to a game after work. Or make a day of it by taking the kids to discovery place or imaginon, then the game.

It will also allow the people from huntersville, ucity, davidson, cornelius, plaza midwood and all the other neighborhoods north of the city to go to a game.
Have you ever checked out the crime statistics in Charlotte. Yes, we all really want to drive uptown Charlotte and get mugged today. There are many things that are uptown that we would go to if they were not uptown. I value my life too much to get out of my car uptown. We went to the first First Night uptown and have not been back for anything that we have to get out of the car to do in uptown Charlotte since.

I really don't care because I think baseball is a boring sport but I will be waiting to hear how much money the taxpayers have been cheated out of on this just like they were with the basketball team. I went to that location for an ice show and felt semi-safe. It has been years since I have felt uptown Charlotte was safe. Just watch the news.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:33 AM
 
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Have you ever checked out the crime statistics in Charlotte. Yes, we all really want to drive uptown Charlotte and get mugged today. There are many things that are uptown that we would go to if they were not uptown. I value my life too much to get out of my car uptown. We went to the first First Night uptown and have not been back for anything that we have to get out of the car to do in uptown Charlotte since.

I really don't care because I think baseball is a boring sport but I will be waiting to hear how much money the taxpayers have been cheated out of on this just like they were with the basketball team. I went to that location for an ice show and felt semi-safe. It has been years since I have felt uptown Charlotte was safe. Just watch the news.
Would you rather watch the sensationalist news or listen to someone who lives here and takes late night walks quite regularly? I live here and have at no time felt uncomfortable walking around uptown even late into the night. Plus with an event there will be crowds, which equal more safety from mugging. (which is a really rare occurrence here anyway)

You're really missing out if you believe uptown is dangerous. The news highlights any and everything that goes wrong. I suppose it's your choice to live in fear, but you put yourself in much more danger every day just by getting behind the wheel of a car then you ever would walking around almost any neighborhood in Charlotte.

There is hardly any random crime in uptown. The festival nights have in the past drawn some problems (mostly confined to the troublemakers themselves) but it's one of the safest parts of the city.

My 90-year-old grandmother in law had no issues walking three blocks with us late one Saturday night after a wedding.

Let go of your paranoia. Just exercise common sense and you'll be fine.

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Old 06-12-2012, 12:37 AM
 
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Have you ever checked out the crime statistics in Charlotte. Yes, we all really want to drive uptown Charlotte and get mugged today. There are many things that are uptown that we would go to if they were not uptown. I value my life too much to get out of my car uptown. We went to the first First Night uptown and have not been back for anything that we have to get out of the car to do in uptown Charlotte since.

I really don't care because I think baseball is a boring sport but I will be waiting to hear how much money the taxpayers have been cheated out of on this just like they were with the basketball team. I went to that location for an ice show and felt semi-safe. It has been years since I have felt uptown Charlotte was safe. Just watch the news.
Uptown is pretty safe I don't know what you're talking about.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:42 AM
 
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Uptown is pretty safe I don't know what you're talking about.
Sometimes I wonder if NCN is a real person or an actor practicing for a role as a circa-1950s Women's Christian Temperance Union member.

If nothing else, N, your posts are always entertaining.

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Old 06-12-2012, 04:21 AM
 
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Last year, Charlotte was almost dead last in attendance for AAA Baseball. Tucson was the only team with less support than Charlotte.
Minor league teams ranked by attendance - The Business Journals

However, things were quite different for Charlotte's Minor league Hockey team. For the two years that the Checkers have been an American League team, Charlotte's attendance has been in the top 10.
TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League | Home
TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League | Home

Keep in mind that Hockey must compete with the NBA and the NFL. Clearly, the Checkers simply enjoy better visibility within the community. It only makes sense that we give the same level of visibility to the Knights.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:50 AM
 
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Have you ever checked out the crime statistics in Charlotte. Yes, we all really want to drive uptown Charlotte and get mugged today. There are many things that are uptown that we would go to if they were not uptown. I value my life too much to get out of my car uptown. We went to the first First Night uptown and have not been back for anything that we have to get out of the car to do in uptown Charlotte since.

I really don't care because I think baseball is a boring sport but I will be waiting to hear how much money the taxpayers have been cheated out of on this just like they were with the basketball team. I went to that location for an ice show and felt semi-safe. It has been years since I have felt uptown Charlotte was safe. Just watch the news.
LOL... good joke.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:06 AM
 
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Have you ever checked out the crime statistics in Charlotte. Yes, we all really want to drive uptown Charlotte and get mugged today. There are many things that are uptown that we would go to if they were not uptown. I value my life too much to get out of my car uptown. We went to the first First Night uptown and have not been back for anything that we have to get out of the car to do in uptown Charlotte since.

I really don't care because I think baseball is a boring sport but I will be waiting to hear how much money the taxpayers have been cheated out of on this just like they were with the basketball team. I went to that location for an ice show and felt semi-safe. It has been years since I have felt uptown Charlotte was safe. Just watch the news.
I feel sorry for anyone that lives their life this way. Its truly sad
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:12 AM
 
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Yep. I live essentially in downtown and do 99% of my traveling within 485. I never get caught in traffic.

People are going to park in many different lots and decks, and then there are several different routes out of the city. Whereas at the Fort Mill park, there's only one way in and one way out.
How much do they charge to park at the current stadium anyway? I'd imagine paying higher parking prices may be one complaint but I'd bet it's probably not even much different.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:38 AM
 
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How much do they charge to park at the current stadium anyway? I'd imagine paying higher parking prices may be one complaint but I'd bet it's probably not even much different.
$4 per car....
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