Baseball Comes to Uptown Charlotte
In case you haven’t heard, Uptown Charlotte is now the proud home of minor league baseball team the Charlotte Knights, as well as a gorgeous new baseball park! The Knights moved here from Fort Mill, SC, and just completed their inaugural season here in the Queen City.
So… where does Clear Sky Images come into all of this? Well, we got to shoot the last game in Fort Mill, and actually landed with a helicopter on the field! We had a blast with this project, as you can probably imagine. The mascot, Homer, dug up all the plates and took them to the new BB&T BallPark in Charlotte, where we were able to photograph the bases being brought to their magnificent new home.
The new BB&T BallPark is creatively and efficiently designed, and it has surpassed all expectations, becoming the most attended minor league baseball stadium in the country. It’s so cool to have the Knights uptown. People pack out the games, and a whole neighborhood of pubs, restaurants and apartments has sprung up around the ballfield and the next-door Bearden Park.
We were so excited to have been a part of this historical move! What a cool project, and a great addition to Uptown Charlotte! To read more about the Knights, the team’s history, the years-long struggle to get the park approved and built, and the economic impact of having baseball in Charlotte, see this article.
You can see more of the pictures from the last game in Fort Mill here. And there is also a gallery of images from the rehoming of the plates. And, as a special treat, here is a sample of our gallery of fireworks photos from the Fourth of July at BB&T BallPark.