2018 Promotional Calendar Revealed

Thrilling Promo Schedule Features Five Celebrities, White Sox 20th Season Affiliation Themes, Unique Giveaways, Memorable Tribute Nights & Much More

By Charlotte Knights | February 16, 2018 3:00 PM

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Unique giveaways, iconic celebrities, memorable tribute nights, and the introduction of #TBTees highlight the Charlotte Knights promotional schedule for the 2018 season at BB&T Ballpark -- the team's 20th overall season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Single-game tickets for the 2018 season at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte will go on sale to the general public in person at the BB&T Ballpark Ticket Office beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17th. Two hours later (12:00 p.m. noon), single-game tickets will go on sale online at CharlotteKnights.com and by phone (704-274-8282).

The Knights are set to embark on their fifth season at BB&T Ballpark with their home opener scheduled for 7:04 p.m. on Thursday, April 12th against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (New York Yankees). Opening Weekend is highlighted by a 2018 Magnet Schedule giveaway (Thursday, April 12th to Sunday, April 15th , the first of 11 Friday Night Fireworks shows (Friday, April 13th), LEGO Weekend (Friday, April 13th to Sunday, April 15th), and Homer The Dragon's Birthday Celebration, which kicks-of his 30th season as the team's legendary mascot (Sunday, April 15th).

Since 1999, the Charlotte Knights have been the top affiliate of the Chicago White Sox and the team will honor their 20-year affiliation with their parent club throughout the year. On six occasions in 2018, the Knights will wear White Sox-inspired jerseys on select White Sox Wednesdays (May 23rd, June 20th, July 18th, and August 15th) and Sox Saturdays (April 14th and August 25th). The Knights will also give away unique items to highlight notable players from their 2017 team, including a Lucas Giolito No-Hitter Bobblehead on Tuesday, May 22nd, a Yoan Moncada Yo-Yo on June 6th (National Yo-Yo Day), and a Michael Kopech "DisKopech T-Shirt" on Thursday, June 21st for "That 70's Knight". Each of these collectible giveaways will be handed out to the first 2,000 fans at the gates. Additional must-have giveaways this season include "Graphic Sox Socks" on Wednesday, July 18th, and a 20th Season Replica Youth Jersey to the first 1,500 kids on Tuesday, July 31st presented by Atrium Health.

New for 2018, fans can expect an enhancement to Thursdays at BB&T Ballpark. On five Thursday nights this season, the first 2,000 fans at the gates will receive a T-Shirt as part of the team's #TBTees promotion. Themes for #TBTees are Video Game Knight (May 24th), That 70's Knight (June 21st), The Office Knight (July 19th), Fan's Choice (July 5th), and The Sandlot Knight (August 2nd).

Back by popular demand, Thursday games at BB&T Ballpark, including Opening Knight, will once again feature $3 domestic drafts, $5 craft drafts, and $1 small sodas for Thirsty Thursday ™. Fans can also expect familiar Knightly Promotions to return in 2018, including Friday Night Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 WBT, and Sunbelt Sundays presented by Sunbelt Rentals with post-game Kids Run the Bases presented by Killingsworth Environmental.
The Knights will light-up-the-sky with post-game fireworks on 13 occasions this season.

Additionally, All-American Mondays at the ballpark will return for all eight Monday home games this season. Fans can chow down on delicious $1 Hot Dogs presented by Sahlen's at four Monday games (April 30th, May 28th, July 30th, and August 13th), and bring their four-legged friends to Bark in the Ballpark on four occasions (April 16th, May 21st, July 16th, and August 27th). The Knights will also honor the Military and wear Patriotic-themed jerseys at three Military Monday games (May 29th, July 3rd, and August 13th) presented by Tito's Vodka.

Already announced on Wednesday, the 2018 Harris Teeter and Old Spice Celeb Series will feature a two-time World Series champion, a WWE Hall-of-Famer, and three notable celebrities from film and television. The series begins on Monday, April 30th when the team will welcome three-time Major League Baseball All-Star David Justice to the ballpark. In June, fans can expect to meet WWE Hall-of-Famer, " The Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase on Tuesday, June 5th. Two weeks later, Don Stark, who played Bob Pinciotti on "That 70's Show", will meet and greet fans on Thursday, June 21st. One month later, actor Andy Buckley, who played David Wallace on the television series, "The Office", will meet and greet fans on Thursday, July 19th for the team's "Office Knight". Finally, on Thursday, August 2nd, the Knights will host a 25th Anniversary Tribute to the movie "The Sandlot" and welcome actor Patrick Renna to the ballpark to meet and greet fans. Renna played the iconic character, "Ham Porter".

Additional appearances will occur at the ballpark on Negro League Night (Tuesday, April 17th), Women in Sports Night (Wednesday, April 18th), Princess Day (Sunday, June 10th), Super Hero Day (Sunday, July 1st), Women in Baseball Night (August 5th), and Crockett Foundation Night (Sunday, August 26th). Fans can also expect additional dates to be announced, which will include a 25th Anniversary Tribute to the 1993 Charlotte Knights, and the annual Charlotte Baseball Round Table of Honor Night.


The full 2018 promotional schedule is listed below:

April
4/12-4/15: Knights Magnet Schedule giveaway to first 7,500 presented by Sonny's BBQ
4/13: Friday Night Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 / 99.3 WBT
4/13-4/15: LEGO Weekend
4/15: Sunbelt Sunday presented by Sunbelt Rentals featuring Homer The Dragon's Birthday Celebration and Kids Run the Bases presented by Killingsworth Environmental
4/16: Bark in the Ballpark
4/17: 5th Annual Negro League Night
4/18: Women in Sports Night
4/27: Friday Night Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 / 99.3 WBT as part of Winthrop University Night
4/29: Sunbelt Sunday presented by Sunbelt Rentals featuring Youth Baseball Day w/ Pre-Game Play Catch on the Field and Kids Run the Bases presented by Killingsworth Environmental
4/30: David Justice appearance as part of the Harris Teeter and Old Spice Celeb Series & $1 Hot Dogs presented by Sahlen's

May
5/1: Health Fair presented by Atrium Health
5/2: Education Day presented by Duke Energy
5/11: Friday Night Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 / 99.3 WBT
5/12: 13th Annual Pink Knights w/ Pink Baseball giveaway to first 2,000 fans presented by Charlotte Radiology
5/13: Sunbelt Sunday presented by Sunbelt Rentals and Kids Run the Bases presented by Killingsworth Environmental
5/21: Bark in the Ballpark
5/22: Star Wars Night w/ Glow-in-the-Dark Jersey giveaway to first 2,000 fans presented by Atrium Health
5/23: Lucas Giolito No-Hitter Bobblehead giveaway to first 2000 fans
5/24: Video Game Night with Royalty Racers #TBTee T-Shirt giveaway to first 2,000 fans
5/25: Friday Night Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 / 99.3 WBT
5/26: Pfeiffer University Night
5/27: Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 / 99.3 WBT on Sunbelt Sunday presented by Sunbelt Rentals and Kids Run the Bases presented by Killingsworth Environmental
5/28: Military Tribute Game presented by Tito's Vodka & $1 Hot Dogs presented by Sahlen's

June
6/5: Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase appearance as part of the Harris Teeter and Old Spice Celeb Series
6/6: Yoan Moncada Yo-Yo giveaway to first 2,000 fans
6/8: Friday Night Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 / 99.3 WBT
6/9: Carolina BBQ Battle Royale Night presented by Kingsford with players wearing Charlotte Pitmasters jerseys
6/10: Sunbelt Sunday presented by Sunbelt Rentals featuring Princess Day and Kids Run the Bases presented by Killingsworth Environmental
6/19: Retractable Charger giveaway to first 2000 fans presented by BB&T
6/21: That 70's Knight with Bob Pinciotti appearance (Don Stark) as part of the Harris Teeter and Old Spice Celeb Series & That 70's Knight #TBTee T-Shirt giveaway to first 2,000 fans
6/22: Friday Night Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 / 99.3 WBT
6/23: Copa de la Diversión with players wearing Charlotte Caballeros jerseys
6/24: Sunbelt Sunday presented by Sunbelt Rentals featuring Copa de la Diversión with players wearing Charlotte Caballeros jerseys, a Mini Soccer Ball giveaway presented by BB&T, and Kids Run the Bases presented by Killingsworth Environmental
6/29: Friday Night Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 / 99.3 WBT

July
7/1: Sunbelt Sunday presented by Sunbelt Rentals featuring Super Hero Day and Kids Run the Bases presented by Killingworth Environmental
7/4: Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 / 99.3 WBT and Military Tribute Game presented by Tito's Vodka
7/5: Fan's Choice T-shirt giveaway to first 2000 fans
7/16: Bark in the Ballpark
7/19: Tribute to "The Office" with David Wallace appearance (Andy Buckley) as part of the Harris Teeter and Old Spice Celeb Series & The Office Knight #TBTee T-Shirt Giveaway to first 2,000 fans
7/20: Friday Night Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 / 99.3 WBT
7/22: Sunbelt Sundays presented by Sunbelt Rentals featuring Faith and Family Night and Kids Run the Bases presented by Killingsworth Environmental
7/29: Health Fair presented by Atrium Health
7/30: $1 Hot Dogs presented by Sahlen's
7/31: Sox 20th Season Anniversary Replica Youth Jersey giveaway to first 1,500 kids presented by Atrium Health

August
8/2: 25th Anniversary Tribute to "The Sandlot" with Ham Porter appearance (Patrick Renna) as part of the Harris Teeter and Old Spice Celeb Series & Sandlot Knight #TBTee T-Shirt giveaway to first 2,000 fans
8/3: Friday Night Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 / 99.3 WBT
8/4: Jimmy Buffet Night with a Carnival Cruise giveaway
8/5: Sunbelt Sunday presented by Sunbelt Rentals featuring Women in Baseball Night and Kids Run the Bases presented by Killingsworth Environmental
8/13: Military Tribute Game presented by Tito's Vodka & $1 Hotdogs presented by Sahlen's
8/15: Queen Charlotte Bobblehead giveaway to first 2,000 fans
8/17: Friday Night Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 / 99.3 WBT
8/19: Sunbelt Sunday presented by Sunbelt Rentals featuring Copa de la Diversión with players wearing Charlotte Caballeros jerseys and Kids Run the Bases presented by Killingsworth Environmental
8/24: Friday Night Fireworks presented by BB&T and News Talk 1110 / 99.3 WBT
8/26: Sunbelt Sunday presented by Sunbelt Rentals featuring Crockett Foundation Night and Kids Run the Bases presented by Killingsworth Environmental.
8/27: Bark in the Ballpark


Season memberships, as well as partial season plans for the 2018 season at BB&T Ballpark, are on sale now. For more information on tickets for 2018, please visit the Charlotte Knights official website at www.charlotteknights.com or contact the Charlotte Knights by phone at 704-274-8300.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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