(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- With the 2019 regular season in its final month and the team in the thick of a playoff race, the Charlotte Knights are pleased to unveil their 2020 season schedule with home game times. Additionally, early-bird pocket schedules for the 2020 season will be distributed to fans at BB&T Ballpark during each of the final eight home dates of this season starting with Saturday's 5:05 p.m. doubleheader vs. Columbus.
The 2020 season will begin on the road for the Knights as the team will head to Durham, NC to play a four-game series against the Durham Bulls (Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) from Thursday, April 9 to Sunday, April 12. The first road trip of the season will then shift to Norfolk, VA as the Knights will face the Norfolk Tides (Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles) in a three-game set from April 13-15.
Charlotte's seventh season in Uptown will officially begin on Thursday, April 16 as the Knights will host the Bulls in a four-game series. The team's opening homestand features seven total games against two division rivals -- the Bulls (April 16-19) and the Tides (April 20-22).
The club's annual Education Day game, presented by Duke Energy, will take place at 11:05 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28 against the Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates). The Knights will host their International League South Division foes, Durham (11 times), Norfolk (13 times), and Gwinnett (12 times), a total of 36 times in 2020.
The 2020 season features a full slate of prime home dates, including eleven Fridays, eleven Saturdays, and eleven Sundays. Once again, fans can expect Monday through Saturday games to start at 7:04 p.m. to continue the team's salute to Charlotte's 704 area code. Most Sunday games in April, May, and June will begin at 2:05 p.m. with one exception. The game on June 28 will feature a 5:05 p.m. first pitch. In July and August, all Sunday home games will start at 5:05 p.m., except for the contest on September 6 (the day before Labor Day), which is slated to start at 7:04 p.m. The team's final regular season home game will take place the next day on Monday, September 7 (Labor Day), at 2:05 p.m.
More details, including promotions and specialty games, will be announced at a later date. Season memberships for 2020 are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the BB&T Ballpark Ticket Office, online at CharlotteKnights.com, or by phone at 704-274-8282. Single-game tickets for the final 2019 regular season games are also available now.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.