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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our first Knights game in Uptown

A few weeks ago we went to a Knights game with our friends Elisabeth and Tyler on Thursday night. The Knights, Triple-A team for the White Sox, ballpark was previous in Fort Mill, south of Charlotte. They built a nice ballpark in Uptown Charlotte and moved the team there this season. So far a lot of weekend games have been sold out.

Elisabeth and I grabbed some "bar bites" for dinner and drinks at Aria. We hadn't been before but it was an awesome deal... great food and good portions for the $5 each price. We ordered 3 things (brussel sprouts, mushroom goat cheese pizza, and caramelized gnocchi) and it was enough for the 2 of us (oh and you always get bread with white beans in olive oil). And they have this bar bites menu every night starting at 5pm... even Fri and Sat night! I'll definitely be doing bar bites again.

Then we met up with our husbands near the stadium. Every Thursday is Thirsty Thursdays, $3 Domestic beers which draws a big crowd. After grabbing drinks we went to our seats out past third base. They weren't the best seats but we didn't get them that far in advance so probably after some of the hype dies down we may be able to find better seats. The most expensive seats (including where we sat) are $17 but there is a standing room only section for just $8 which could be great for hanging out.

I was able to get some pretty good shots of Uptown from that side of the ballpark. The first two are with my DSLR and the last one is with my phone... no edits to any of them.

The Knights ended up losing 6-8 but it was still a great game and a fun outing. Glad they moved the team into the city!

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