Demolition crews are clearing space to make room for the new Charlotte Knights stadium in uptown.
Crews began to tear down the Old Virginia Paper Company building in 3rd Ward Tuesday morning.
It will take a week or two to level the building and clear the ruble out.
“It’s been a long time coming. It’s been a long process, but it’s now very satisfying that the project is getting underway and we’re going to be able to play baseball in 2014,” said Knights representative Jim Schumacher.
The new stadium is set to be completed in December 2013 and will cost $54 million.