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CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Unveil 2018 Schedule

Charlotte Knights Unveil 2018 Schedule
20th Season as Chicago White Sox Affiliate & 5th Season at BB&T Ballpark Highlight Schedule

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- With just eight home games remaining during the 2017 season, the Charlotte Knights are pleased to unveil their schedule with home game times for the 2018 season -- the team’s much-anticipated fifth at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Early-bird pocket schedules for the 2018 season will be available to fans at BB&T Ballpark during the final homestand of the 2017 season.

The Charlotte Knights will open the 2018 season -- their 20th as the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox -- on Thursday, April 5th in Durham, NC against the Durham Bulls (Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays). Fans can expect unique promotions and giveaways to honor the team’s strong affiliation with their parent club, which began with the 1999 season. During that historic first season as the Triple-A affiliate of the White Sox, the Knights won their first Governors’ Cup. Over the years, future White Sox stars such as Chris Sale, Gordon Beckham, Aaron Rowand, and Carlos Rodon have made stops in the Queen City.

The fifth Opening Day in BB&T Ballpark history will take place on Thursday, April 12th at 7:05 p.m. against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees). Since its inception in 2014, BB&T Ballpark has welcomed over 2.5 million fans (2,540,968 over 273 regular season home dates). The ballpark’s average of 9,308 fans per game is the most in all of Minor League Baseball over that four-year stretch.

The 2018 season at Charlotte’s crown jewel for exciting baseball action -- BB&T Ballpark -- is highlighted by 70 home games, including a Mother’s Day game on Sunday, May 13th, a Memorial Day game on Monday, May 28th, and an Independence Day matchup against the Durham, Bulls on Wednesday, July 4th. The 2018 promotional calendar will be announced at a later date.

In all, the 2018 season features a full slate of prime home dates, including 11 Fridays, 11 Saturdays, and 11 Sundays. Standard Monday-Saturday game times will be at 7:05 p.m. Sunday games in April, May, and June will begin at 2:05 p.m. with the lone exception being May 27th which will feature a 7:05 p.m. start on the night before Memorial Day. In July and August, all Sunday home games will start at 5:05. The club’s annual Education Day game, presented by Duke Energy, will take place at 11:05 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd against the Gwinnett Braves (Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves). The Knights will host their International League South Division foes, Durham, Norfolk, and Gwinnett, a total of 11 times each in 2018.

Single-game tickets for the final eight home games of the 2017 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the BB&T Ballpark Ticket Office, online at CharlotteKnights.com, or by phone at 704-274-8282. Season tickets for the 2018 season, as well as partial season-ticket plans, will go on sale at a later date. Tradition Never Ends!


Tommy Viola
Director of PR/Media Relations
324 S Mint St
Charlotte, NC 28202
Office: 704-274-8203
tommyv@charlotteknights.com

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