CHARLOTTE, N.C. — UPDATE: On March 3 the Charlotte Knights released this statement: “We were informed last night by Major League Baseball that the Triple-A East season will be delayed until May 4. We will have more details soon on how that will impact our 2021 schedule and what that will mean for our fans and partners. We appreciate the community’s support and look forward to welcoming Knights fans back to the ballpark in the near future.”
Baseball will be back in uptown this spring.
The Charlotte Knights released their 2021 schedule on Thursday and confirmed that fans will be allowed to attend the games.
The upcoming season – the team’s first at Truist Field since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic – will see the Knights playing 70 home games, including on July Fourth weekend.
The news comes one week after the Knights announced the continuation of their affiliation with the Chicago White Sox, as well as the newly-structured Triple-A East League under Major League Baseball’s Player Development License (PDL).
The season opener will be on April 6 at Jacksonville against the Marlins’ new Triple-A affiliate.
After six games in Florida, the Knights will host their home opener at Truist Field on April 13 against in-state rival Durham.
Other highlights on the home schedule include:
- Home games the week of July Fourth with Norfolk (June 29-July 4).
- Ten home games against the Braves Triple-A affiliate Gwinnett (May 4-9 and July 15-18).
- First appearances at Truist Field for Jacksonville (April 20-25) and Nashville (June 1-6).
In total, the Knights season will comprise 142 games from April 6 to Sept. 19.
The schedule will consist of games being played on Tuesdays through Sundays throughout the year with all teams observing a league-wide Monday off day.
Each series will be six games in length with the exception of one: a four-game set against Gwinnett (July 15-18).
Under current North Carolina COVID-19 health orders, the Knights will be able to host up to 30% of their overall capacity. The team will continue to consult with state and local officials about the ability to expand that percentage safely before the season begins.
Season ticket holders will be given first priority. Team representatives are in the process of contacting members. Once that process is over, the Knights will determine when tickets will be available for partial season ticket package holders, hospitality areas, groups, and individual game purchases.
For more information, go to charlotteknights.com.
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