Baseball fans have mixed feelings over possible move

FORT MILL , SC (WBTV) -Known for restaurants and specialty shops, business operators in Fort Mill's Baxter Village understand the importance of having the Charlotte Knight's nearby.

Pictures of former big leaguers are up at the complexes barbershop, and that's where support for the team is voiced by local little leaguers like Dominic Campo who's concerned about a possible relocation.

He said, " Because they're moving to Charlotte, and I really want to go to the games, but it takes a long time with traffic and stuff."

Knight's schedules are close to the checkout stand at Sayago's restaurant, and on game day the cash register sings even louder.

Victoria Millwood is a restaurant employee who depends on the traffic.

"We see a lot of people who come in before and after the games with their kids," she said.

Ben Sicklen of Fort Mill understands the logic behind a move.

" I've lived in Charlotte and this area all of my life. I don't see a big impact here, but I think it would be wonderful up there."

On Wednesday, team owner Don Beaver learned the city may help him with nine million dollars; he'll still needs to finance another 41 million before a third ward stadium is built.

"Whether it's major league or minor league, its the downtown ball parks are what's drawing the fans in."

Charlotte city council could take a final vote on the funding next month.

The Knights would like to move into a new place to play for the start of the 2014 season.

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