Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Charlotte to host 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game

Per the Knights' release...

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – The Charlotte Knights and BB&T Ballpark -- the most visited venue across all of Minor League Baseball in 2014 – have been awarded the 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game, as well as adjoining All-Star Game festivities. 

The announcement was made at a press conference earlier this morning by Charlotte Knights Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski. The 29th annual Triple-A All-Star Game, which features the top talent from the International League against the top talent from the Pacific Coast League, will take place on Wednesday, July 13, 2016at BB&T Ballpark and will be nationally televised on MLB Network.

Played annually since 1988, the Triple-A All-Star Game rotates annually between International League and Pacific Coast League cities. The 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game will be played in Omaha, NE on July 15, 2015. Under current rules, the winning league of the Triple-A All-Star Game earns home field advantage in the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game, which the Knights hosted on September 16, 2014 at BB&T Ballpark.
Among the other public events scheduled at BB&T Ballpark during All-Star Week are an All-Star Fan Fest -- which will feature fan autograph sessions and baseball-themed attractions, a Home Run Derby, an All-Star luncheon and other events throughout the Charlotte community.

2016 Triple-A Baseball Events at BB&T Ballpark

Monday, July 11
Home Run Derby

Wednesday, July 13
All-Star Luncheon 
All-Star Fan Fest 
Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game

For more info, read today's story in the Observer