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Old 10-06-2012, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Here's a webcam of the site, that updates every 30 minutes or so:

https://mds.multivista.com/index.cfm...1-32f9e0d49d93
That is awesome! Obviously not too much to see right now, but they really made pretty quick work of that Virginia Paper Co building!!
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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I drove past the construction site where the Knights stadium is being built... the skyline is going to look awesome in the background.

I was able to snap a photo while driving past and will post once I figure out where to upload it for viewing.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:30 PM
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Location: Gaston County
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I hate to be a kill joy, but I can't help but wonder thus:

The new stadium is "medium sized," by minor league ballpark standards.

I'd imagine that the move to Downtown CLT, is a move that seeks to point the Knights toward the major league. If and when that happens, where will the Stadium go? It's too small for a major league team, and they won't have room to expand.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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I hate to be a kill joy, but I can't help but wonder thus:

The new stadium is "medium sized," by minor league ballpark standards.

I'd imagine that the move to Downtown CLT, is a move that seeks to point the Knights toward the major league. If and when that happens, where will the Stadium go? It's too small for a major league team, and they won't have room to expand.
Similar scenario with the Hornets original coliseum. I would've never guessed it would be imploded just 17 years after it opened. Strange things happen.

My thinking is that it will probably be 10 or more years before Charlotte succeeds in getting a major league baseball team. By then, they'll be ready to blow up another stadium....and move elsewhere.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:41 PM
 
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Similar scenario with the Hornets original coliseum. I would've never guessed it would be imploded just 17 years after it opened. Strange things happen.

My thinking is that it will probably be 10 or more years before Charlotte succeeds in getting a major league baseball team. By then, they'll be ready to blow up another stadium....and move elsewhere.
Pretty much. MLB may be the end goal, but I don't think moving the Knights to uptown had anything to do with MLB, if anything it may have pushed the possibility of MLB further back. Even if the new stadium was "extra large" by minor league standards it would still be too small for MLB.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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I hate to be a kill joy, but I can't help but wonder thus:

The new stadium is "medium sized," by minor league ballpark standards.

I'd imagine that the move to Downtown CLT, is a move that seeks to point the Knights toward the major league. If and when that happens, where will the Stadium go? It's too small for a major league team, and they won't have room to expand.
Its a minor league park and its built on a scale that should produce a nice crowd. I never said a word about the MLB, All Star game or World Baseball Championships.

A better question would be if its possible to hold the ACC baseball/softball championship, A10 or whatever league UNCC will be in....
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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The Charlotte Knights minor-league baseball team plan to build a 125-room hotel near the stadium they are building downtown. The team is in talks with developers.
Knights plan to build hotel near new uptown stadium | CharlotteObserver.com
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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The Charlotte Knights minor-league baseball team plan to build a 125-room hotel near the stadium they are building downtown. The team is in talks with developers.
Knights plan to build hotel near new uptown stadium | CharlotteObserver.com
They are going to pack in as much as possible on that roughly 8.5 acre site. Target Field in Minneapolis holds over 40k and was build on an 8 acre site - so that will give you a sense of scale.

We look at the construction from out building and quite frankly we have trouble visualizing the field, etc. Obviously that gets easier as construction progresses.

As an aside - if any one has kids who love construction and the accompanying vehicles like dozers, diggers etc - that intersection is the place to be! With the stadium, the park and the new residential tower going up next to the Catalyst there is A LOT of activity!
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:35 PM
 
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The side of UP TOWN that the field is being built needs it. It will be the best news the nice folks living near Johnson C Smith and Beaties ford road have had in a long time. not to mention it will really be nice for the entire west side...Its going to be a real community event and socialization hub...Thank You Charlotte...
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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The side of UP TOWN that the field is being built needs it. It will be the best news the nice folks living near Johnson C Smith and Beaties ford road have had in a long time. not to mention it will really be nice for the entire west side...Its going to be a real community event and socialization hub...Thank You Charlotte...
That part of Uptown was a parking lot and old buildings. This is going to be great for Uptown. It won't do much for the West Side though... not in the short term.
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