Charlotte, North Carolina
March 9, 2006
Got a poochie and love baseball? Love to go to games but hate to leave your best friend at home? Well, if you’re around Charlotte in August, you don’t have to worry. Simply bring your pal to see the Charlotte Knights during the Dog Days of Summer.
One of the much-loved events of the season is usually held at the later part of August. You can enjoy the game with your pal sitting right beside of you. It gives dog lovers a chance to take their pooch and catch a game. Thousands of pet lovers and their dogs converge at the stadium for a day of fun. And you're not restricted to just the grassy area, either. Bring a Frisbee and blanket and enjoy the game from the lawn, or have your best pal sitting right beside of you in the stand. There are a number of events going on as well as goodies from sponsors. There is a dog parade. Dogs and their humans get to parade their baseball finery in the upper level. You will see dogs in Knights shirts and every other costume imaginable. There are water stations so your pup doesn’t get parched. They can receive goodies from food vendors and coupons from such places as PetsMart. Of course, there are a number of animal charities on hand, so try to help out at least one. This event has become one of the Knights preferred promotions. We took my little Jazzy last year, and she gave it two paws up!
The Charlotte Knights are the AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Soxs. Started in 1901, the team was originally called the Charlotte Hornets. The team went through a number of owners and a number of affiliations. In 1973, under new management, the team was changed to the Charlotte Knights. The team has been quite victorious, and stars such as Manny Ramirez, Mark Lewis, and Albie Lopez all got their start here.
A night at the Knights game is always a summer favorite around here and one of the few family things to do in Charlotte that won’t break the bank. Tickets start at $5 and go to $8 for reserved seats. If your want to go, the stadium actually sits closer to Rock Hill SC off of I-77 on Gold Hill Road. Currently, someone is trying to get yet another sports stadium built (Charlotte is home of the sports stadiums) and offering to move the Knights to the new venue. A few years back, taxpayers said no to a new stadium for the then Charlotte Hornets, and they headed to New Orleans. Still, we now have a new basketball stadium and the Bobcats. So I can’t see anyone being stupid enough to once again go against taxpayers wishes and build yet another unnecessary stadium. For more information and for a current schedule, please go to www.charlotteknights.com.
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