Knights Stadium – Fort Mill, South Carolina
Photos* by Paul Crumlish
Former Notable Players: Sandy Alomar, Jr., Jeff Baldwin, Cliff Floyd, Ken Hill, Manny Ramirez, and Jim Thome.
|Team||Seating Capacity||Dimensions||Year Opened|
|1990 (closed 2014/demolished 2015)|
Built in 1990 and demolished in 2015, Knights Stadium was the home of Charlotte Knights for 23 years.
During their time as stadium tenants, the Knights served as a minor-league affiliate to Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Florida Marlins, and Chicago White Sox.
The field itself was actually located across the state border, in Fort Mill, South Carolina. The ballpark had a 10,002 seating capacity.
However, like several minor-league fields at the time, it was constructed with a hope of moving up to the Major League and the ability to expand its capacity to 40,000.
This explains the somewhat basic design of the stadium. Still, the stands featured an interesting seating pattern and color scheme, created by the local fashion designer Alexander Julian.
With a location outside of downtown Charlotte, the ballpark faced a steady decline in attendance in the later years of its existence.
Eventually, the Knights moved out of the stadium in 2013 and relocated to the new Truist Field located in the same area of the city as the homes of the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets.
In 2014, York County sold the property to the local clothing retailer who tore down the stadium in early 2015.
*Photos Taken On:
April 22, 2003 (Durham Bulls vs. Charlotte Knights)
May 6, 2009 (Durham Bulls vs. Charlotte Knights)