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Knights break ground on new ballpark

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New Charlotte Ballpark

It's been more than a decade since Don Beaver proposed a new ballpark for the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League), and years of hard work paid off when the team broke ground on a new Uptown ballpark Friday.

The Knights haven't technically played in Charlotte since 1988, when George Shinn moved the team from what was left of Crockett Park (a fire took down the original grandstand) to Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, S.C. 

Construction on the ballpark begins today. It's expected to open for the 2014 season.

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