BB&T Ballpark#8 in Best Things To Do in Charlotte
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Home field for the Charlotte Knights – the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox – BB&T Ballpark is a hit with locals and visitors for its incredible skyline views, delicious food and affordable seats. Situated in Uptown, the ballpark is easily accessible from any of the city's Uptown hotels.
Past visitors raved about the park saying there are no bad seats. Visitors were also pleased with the food options and recommended attending a game on a Friday night when there are fireworks after the game.
Games are held between April and August. Ticket prices vary by location within the park, but generally cost between $9 and $55. If you're not in town for a game, consider signing up for a ballpark tour. Tours are held on non-game days Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tours cost $3 per person.
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