Charlotte Knights unveil plans for year-round pub at Truist Field

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Knights unveiled plans and renderings for a year-round neighborhood pub at Truist Field on Wednesday. Work on the Paper Mill Pub officially started on Monday and is expected to be completed by this summer.

The pub will pay homage to the Virginia Paper Company building, which previously occupied the Truist Field site.

“We are very pleased to be able to open a local neighborhood pub at Truist Field for those in and around the city of Charlotte,” Charlotte Knights Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski said at a news conference. “We feel that this will be a great spot for fans before and after Charlotte Knights’ games, as well as other events in Uptown throughout the year. We look forward to opening up this summer as we create a new and exciting experience at Truist Field.”

The Virginia Paper Company, which was completed in 1937, occupied the Truist Field site until 2012 when the Knights broke ground on the Uptown ballpark. As a tribute to the history, the décor and finishes of the Paper Mill Pub will have numerous links to the timeframe and connection to the paper company.

The overall design of the pub includes an outdoor patio, an inside bar with sliding windows, and a second floor gathering space that will provide a great view of the Uptown Charlotte skyline. The pub’s capacity will be 125 and Pro Sports Catering, the official food and beverage provider of the Knights, will handle all food and drinks in the pub from a permanently-installed food truck.

A game ticket is not required to enter the pub.

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